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highlighting Visual Basic textbox

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Is there a way of highlighting a textbox when the textbox receives the focus?  

I have a textbox with a value in it and when I tab into that textbox, I want to highlight it so that I can just type and it will erase the text that was in there and replace it with the new text.  

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Question by:Taitor
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kamall earned 50 total points
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Use:

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()

    Text1.SelLength = Len(Text1)

End Sub

Regards.
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by:kamall
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Better, use this code:

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()

    Text1.SelStart = 0
    Text1.SelLength = Len(Text1)

End Sub

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by:Marine
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this is simple but maybe better approaches found.
this goes into getfocus of textbox event
Text1.SelStart = 0
Text1.SelLength = Len(Text1.Text)
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by:Marine
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GRR i hate when that happends.
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by:kamall
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Marine,
What is the difference between my code and yours!!!
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by:Marine
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absolutely none. the thing is i had a window with a question open earlier but entered results later then you did so i didn't see your posted answer before i submited mine.
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by:Taitor
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kamall

That seems to work good.

Thanks  
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by:kamall
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Taitor,
you are welcome.

Marine,
It always happens to all of us :-)
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by:Marine
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i like this board, i learn a lot from it so if i can help in any way its good for me even if someone beats me to it :) I read your profile you got lots of years experience thats really good. Maybe some day i am going to be just as an experienced :-). Catch you later.
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Marine,
I hope you all the success in your future :-)
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