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Uppercase and Next/Prvs Cmd buttons

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I was just wondering about a couple of things.

Firstly I would like to force a text box to uppercase, or at least store the data entered in uppercase. I'm sure this is very simple but I can't for the life of me figure it out!

Secondly I would like a command button to continuously scroll through records (like the navigation buttons). I do not want the navigation buttons to be shown on my form therefore scrolling through records is currently very slow (click click click etc)!!!

Thanks all.
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 120 total points
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For your first problem, set the InputMask of the text box to:
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For your second problem, the only way I can think to do this is to combine the MouseDown, MouseUp and Timer events. In the MouseDown event of the command button, set a global form variable to true. In the Timer event, which you can set to fire at an interval to suit yourself, check if that variable is true. If it is, then go to the next record. In the MouseUp event, set the variable to false.
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by:Arthur_Wood
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two possibilities for #1)

Use the Lost Focus Event or the KeyPress Event:

Private Sub txtTextBox_LoastFocus()
   txtTextBox.Text = UCase$(txtTextBox.Text)
End Sub


or

Private sub TxtTextBox_KeyPress(KeyAscii as Integer)
   If keyAscii >= Asc("a") and KeyAscii <= asc("z") then
       KyeAscii = KeyAscii -32
   End If
End Sub

The first will allow lowercase entry, and then convert the ENTIRE text to Upppercase, when the user tabs off the text box.

The second will convert the lower case to uppercase 'on the fly', so the user will not be aware that anything has taken place.

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by:Gustus
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Thanks both but I am still struggling with the scrolling record button. Any ideas anyone?
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