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Hi,
  I am trying to set a color to the text displayed on the VB standard Statusbar control. This happens when iam showing  error messages. Does VB have any property to attach color to strings at runtime and display them simulatneously? Pls. help.

Ravicha
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alesh earned 60 total points
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The answer is NO. The status bar control has no colors properties at all. Only way you could do this, perhaps you could call this a workaround but i'm not 100% it will work, is to put a textbox on the status bar, make the background color the same as status's bar and then display error messages in the textbox, which allows you to set font colors.
One thing you would have to be carefull about is the resize of form, but not too much if at all.

Hope this could help you enough.
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by:vip110598
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ravicha,
YES their is a very simple way.
Just let me get to work and I will post you the answer.
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by:ravicha
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Alesh,
Thanks for suggestion. Your idea works but can i tag color to some string and display that in the statusbar, like writing a function  that gives the string the required color. I know it is asking for more but it makes me avoid using any VB controls like textbox on the statusbar. I have only one form that has the statusbar that are used by the others too. Hope you got my point.
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by:ravicha
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Alesh,
Thanks for suggestion. Your idea works but can i tag color to some string and display that in the statusbar, like writing a function  that gives the string the required color. I know it is asking for more but it makes me avoid using any VB controls like textbox on the statusbar. I have only one form that has the statusbar that are used by the others too. Hope you got my point.
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Vip,
I am waiting for your answer.
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