maxLines = Form1.TextShow.Height / Form1.TextHeight("A") ?

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I am using
maxLines = Form1.Text1.Height / Form1.TextHeight("A")
 to calculate maximum number of lines that'll fit into  the textbox (without scroll) but it doesnt seem to wrk. I have font set to courier new (western) ,size 9 and the form's scale mode is twips. Any ideas on this ..i thought i had this wrking earlier :- (
Question by:sambha03
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Expert Comment

ID: 8051633
maxLines = Form1.Text1.Height / Form1.text1.text

The result is based on a "FLAT" & "BORDERLESS" textbox.

Author Comment

ID: 8052855
Text1 is a textbox right? THe above code is giving:
" Error number  =13"
" Description : Type mismatch"
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Accepted Solution

aelatik earned 400 total points
ID: 8053307

Your solution is correct, but you have to set up a flat and borderless textbox. if not your have to use :

maxLines = clng(Form1.Text1.Height / Form1.TextHeight("A"))-1
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Author Comment

ID: 8053386
Mine is a flat borderless textbox. I resize it using something like:
Me.Height = MDIForm1.ScaleHeight *.8
Text1.Height = Me.Height * 0.4
maxLines = me.Text1.Height / me.TextHeight("A")

Do you see any problem here?
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Expert Comment

ID: 8053455
Post me more of your code, this part works fine.
I'd like to understand what you want to achieve.

Author Comment

ID: 8054278
I just realised that it wrks if i start a new project but not in my existing project. Thats y I wrote that I thought I had this working earlier. I think its got to do with the scaleHeight,height ,width properties.Let me work on it a bit more and I'll get back.

Expert Comment

ID: 8054332
maxLines = Form1.TextHeight(Form1.Text1) / Form1.TextHeight("A")

Author Comment

ID: 8054695
Got it. The original solution worked one of the nested calls was changing the font size in my code.

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