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I am trying to get visual basic to delete a previous entry shown in a text box when user starts to enter a new entry.  All efforts result new entry adding on to or inserting new text into a prior entry.  MSN says it can be done but fails to tell us how. And many programs do this. It should be unnecessary for user to have to backspace out a previous entry every time a revised entry is entered.

It should be easy???  Why not???
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Add this code in GotFocus event of the text box. As soon as the textbox got focus, all the text will be selected, and so it will be deleted once the user starts typing.

Private Sub Text1_GotFocus()
    Text1.SelStart = 0
    Text1.SelLength = Len(Text1.Text)
End Sub

I hope I have helped,

Osama
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by:Éric Moreau
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Place this code into the GotFocus event

Private Sub Text2_GotFocus()
    With Text2
        .SelStart = 0
        .SelLength = Len(.Text)
    End With
End Sub
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or place this code in gotFocus:

text2.text=""
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Any progress?
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hi forrestx, where are u?
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