We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

How do I have the text boxes not print.

ShawnX
ShawnX asked
on
Medium Priority
174 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
Hi, I am just learning Visual Basic and working on my first program. I have a form whith text boxes on it. When I print, it prints the boxes as well. Is there a way to have them show yet not print? I want them on th eform so the user knows to input their data but I don't want them to print, only want the info contained in the box to print. I tried setting Visibility to False but then they don't show up on the form at all. Please help me out if you can, email me at developer@xtremeonline.com if possible. Thank you.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Commented:
Actually, now I see what you are saying...   here is what you need to do.   For each textbox, create a label as well. Set  each label.visible to false.  When the user says to print, perform the following code.

Private Sub Print_Click()
    label1.caption = text1.text
    label2.caption = text2.text
    label1.top = text1.top
    label2.top = text2.top
       ' do the same for width, height and left...
   label1.visible = true
  label2.visible = true
  text1.visible = false
  text2.visible = false
form1.printform
   ' Now change the visible settings back to the original values...  
   '  i.e.  textboxes as visible and labels as invisible.

That should do what you want...

Author

Commented:
I don't understand. I made them false, then they don't show up at all. Thanks for a fast reply to my question.

I'll just keep trying, till something works.
Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.