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A procedure that uses "Got Focus" and "Lost Focus".  It needs to get the "Property Name" and use that name as a variable to set the Font.Name=True (False on the Lost Focus)
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by:bharris1
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What EXACTLY are you looking for?  Explain in detail.
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by:matthewkwp
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I have a form with 12 text boxes on it.  When a person moves from one text box to another I want the font to change to Bold.  Like wise when the focus is lost, the font will go back to normal.  I want to do a procedure, not having to code each text box.  The idea is to treat the property name as a variable and change the font according to text.box name.
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bharris1 earned 400 total points
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In a module:
Public Sub SetBold(txtBox as TextBox)
    txtBox.FontBold = True
End Sub

Public Sub SetNormal(txtBox as TextBox)
    txtBox.FontBold = False
End Sub


In each GotFocus/LostFocus event:

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()
    SetBold Text1
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_LostFocus()
    SetNormal Text1
End Sub

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by:dapperry
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BHarris1's answer (He beat me to the 'Submit' button)  insists on you putting a lot of code.  Try my answer instead:
Instead of using the property name (which I don't think you can do) why don't you create a control array of text boxes.  Then there is a single got focus, and a single lost focus event.  You can then determine which box is losing or getting the focus, by getting the value of index.
Code would look like this.

Private Sub Text1_LostFocus(Index As Integer)
          Text1(Index).Font.Bold=false
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus(Index As Integer)
          Text1(Index).Font.Bold=true
End Sub

Let me know if you have any questions.

:) D Perry
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by:bharris1
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This would work great if the TextBoxes were in a control array.

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by:matthewkwp
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Thank you both for your help.  At my level (or lack there of) bharris's works for me.  Sorry D Perry >:(, when you start getting into arrays it is beyond me at this point. Thanks D Perry for your time
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by:dapperry
ID: 1434094
BHarris1's answer (He beat me to the 'Submit' button)  insists on you putting a lot of code.  Try my answer instead:
Instead of using the property name (which I don't think you can do) why don't you create a control array of text boxes.  Then there is a single got focus, and a single lost focus event.  You can then determine which box is losing or getting the focus, by getting the value of index.
Code would look like this.

Private Sub Text1_LostFocus(Index As Integer)
          Text1(Index).Font.Bold=false
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus(Index As Integer)
          Text1(Index).Font.Bold=true
End Sub

Let me know if you have any questions.

:) D Perry
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