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Textbox length in characters?

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In VB5, how can you get an integer which represents the length, in chracters, of a textbox even if it is empty.
The  widthproperty is in twips (which I have been roughly translating to 1/100 + 3 to get characters, but its
rough) and the TextLength Function is only for the lenght of  actual text (written characters).
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Do you know which font,point size,bold,italic,etc. If so try using an "X" as an example in your text box, because of the variations in different fonts its too difficult to judge how many characters will fit into a text box. If you use X as an example you will be able to determine the maximum number of characters that you can use.

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If you're looking for the number of characters, use the Len() function:
nNumChars = Len(Text1.Text)
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