Front Page Type Look

Dear Experts,
   Can someone please explain to me, how to get the effect displayed in Microsoft Front Page 97+ under the html view?  I want to use a richtextbox and i would like to have my program automaticly change the color of the different html tags without lagging the user.  Please respond.
-CompGuy-
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mark2150Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You need to scan in the HTML as you place it into the RTB. When you see a marker in the HTML that you want to take action on, change the .SelColor property before appending the text.

I'd set up a table with tags and colors or use a SELECT CASE to make your color choice decisions.

Write if you need code for color change and/or text append.

M

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CompGuyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply.  First off, it sounds like you have the answer, but since I have just started using RTB's, Actually doing what your saying is a little hard.  Would you mind a simple example?  I'm going to fool around with what you've said so far to see if i can't get it for myself, but if not, I would appreciate a sample.. Thanks.
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mark2150Commented:
Well, the hardest part is in scanning the HTML. You have to recognise *all* tags - even the ones you *DON'T handle.

The RichTextBox has a series of Selxxxx properties, Bold, Italic, Underline, Color, etc One you set 'em all additional text passed into the control assumes that property state.

Sooooo. You have to scan the raw HTML and watch for your codes: <B>, <U>, <I>, etc. and then adjust the state of the RTB's SelBold, SelUnderline, SelItalic, etc. properties to match. You'll also have to watch for the end codes. Imagine something like:

SELECT CASE Token
    CASE "<B>"
        RTB.SelBold = True
    CASE "<U>"
        RTB.SelUnderline = True
    CASE "<I>"
        RTB.SelItalic = True
    CASE "</B>"
        RTB.SelBold = False
    CASE "</U>"
        RTB.SelUnderline = False
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    CASE ELSE
END SELECT

etc, etc, etc,

I can give you a form that edits a RTB and saves it to disk. It tracks all of the .SEL params. It controls them from a menu, but your code code set them as shown above.

The tricky part is what to do with unhandled HTML.

M

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CompGuyAuthor Commented:
Okay, i kinda see what your saying.  That for would help though.. Could you send it to CompGuy2@aol.com?  Thanks.
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