Solved

For text box...

Posted on 2002-04-15
6
131 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Suppose I have a textbox control, say Text1. Whenever I focus on the textbox the text will automatically selected(ie. in windows it will be hilighted in blue) and whenever I write on it it deletes the previous content.
Please write some code.

regards
Subhasis
0
Comment
Question by:mitra_subhasis
6 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Ryan Chong earned 10 total points
ID: 6941443
Hi,

Use SendKeys "{Home}+{End}", example:

Private Sub Text1_Click()
    SendKeys "{Home}+{End}"
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()
    SendKeys "{Home}+{End}"
End Sub
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 6941445
Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()
 With Text1
  .SelStart = 0
  .SelLength = Len(.Text)
 End With
End Sub
0
 

Expert Comment

by:sweetpillow
ID: 6941527
Hi mitra,

  Try the following code. Suppose I have a text box in the form1 name text1.

Private Sub Form_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    Text1.BackColor = vbWhite
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
    Text1.Text = ""
End Sub

Private Sub Text1_MouseMove(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    Text1.BackColor = vbBlue
    Text1.SetFocus
End Sub

Cheers,
Sweetpillow :)
0
How to improve team productivity

Quip adds documents, spreadsheets, and tasklists to your Slack experience
- Elevate ideas to Quip docs
- Share Quip docs in Slack
- Get notified of changes to your docs
- Available on iOS/Android/Desktop/Web
- Online/Offline

 

Author Comment

by:mitra_subhasis
ID: 6941534
That's very pretty...

Thanking you,'
Subhasis
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 6941536
sweetpillow, it would indeed work, however you would need to reset the colours in the KeyDown event otherwise it will still stay white on blue.

Anyway the snippet I posted achieves everything required with less code. ryancys's suggestion would also work but sendkeys is not necessarily the most reliable method.
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:TimCottee
ID: 6941538
Ah well mitra_subhasis, you chose a solution which is your right, I would stand by my last comment that sendkeys is not necessarily the MOST reliable way to achieve this when you can do it more simply with the suggestion I gave!
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

There are many ways to remove duplicate entries in an SQL or Access database. Most make you temporarily insert an ID field, make a temp table and copy data back and forth, and/or are slow. Here is an easy way in VB6 using ADO to remove duplicate row…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now