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I want to center text strings from a database in a multiline textbox. Not only the usual left-right centering, but also top to bottom (the text must be centered in the middle of the textbox).
How can this be done?
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Question by:Guiseppe
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deighton earned 200 total points
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Private Sub add_align(sString() As String, tb As TextBox, nl As Integer)
    'sString an array holding each line of text (option based at 0)
    'tb Your text box (multi line and text centred)
    'nl  - the maximum number of lines visible in the text box
   
    Dim i As Integer
   
    While sString(i) <> ""
        i = i + 1
    Wend
   
   
    iBlanks = (nl - i + 1) \ 2
       
    For c = 1 To iBlanks
        tb = tb + vbCrLf
    Next
   
    For c = 0 To i - 1
        tb = tb + sString(c) + vbCrLf
    Next
   
   
End Sub

'EXAMPLE CALL

Private Sub Command2_Click()
    Dim strings(20) As String
    strings(0) = "Shearer"
    strings(1) = "Sherringham"
    strings(2) = "Adams"
    strings(3) = "Seaman"
    strings(4) = "Neville"
    Call add_align(strings, Text1, 12)
End Sub


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by:Guiseppe
ID: 1463533
Did you check this code? It is not working under VB5.
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by:deighton
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Yes I ran it, but in VB4 - where is the problem? What goes wrong.  Please advise.
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by:deighton
ID: 1463535
Yes I ran it, but in VB4 - where is the problem? What goes wrong.  Please advise.
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by:deighton
ID: 1463536
You might need to replace

do while sString(i) <> ""
            i = i + 1
loop
     
I assume you created the text box on your form - mine is big enoug to display 12 lines .

Did it compile?  If no what error?


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by:Guiseppe
ID: 1463537
Works fine now. There must have been something wrong with my computer. He didn't accept the array definition. I rebuilt the project.

One more question: now you put 12 lines in the textbox. Is there a way to check at runtime how many lines there are in a textbox and then adjust the text with your procedure?

I'll increase the points to 50 for this extra answer.
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by:deighton
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Heres a quick improvement I thought up.

Private Sub add_align(sString() As String, tb As TextBox)
    'sString an array holding each line of text (option based at 0)
    'tb Your text box (multi line and text centred)
    'nl  - the maximum number of lines visible in the text box
   
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim nl As Integer
    Dim dScaleFactor As Double
   
    dScaleFactor = 211
   
    'I got 211 because my text box height is 2535
    'and 2535 / 12 = 211.
    'For a given text box get its height from the
    'properties and then divide it by the number of
    'lines it accomodates. This gives a value that
    'should work in your system
   
    nl = tb.Height \ dScaleFactor
   
    While sString(i) <> ""
        i = i + 1
    Wend
   
   
    iBlanks = (nl - i + 1) \ 2
       
    For c = 1 To iBlanks
        tb = tb + vbCrLf
    Next
   
    For c = 0 To i - 1
        tb = tb + sString(c) + vbCrLf
    Next
   
   
End Sub

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by:Guiseppe
ID: 1463539
Nice job! Thanks for your help.
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