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Howto select whole field on doubleclick?

Posted on 2003-03-07
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Double clicking a text box in Access only selects (highlights) the portion of the text that is contained between special characters like spaces, commas etc. I need it to select the whole text.

I tried something like the following:

'---------------------------------------------
'-- Start code
Public Sub SelectWholeField()
    Dim ctl As Control, str As String
    Set ctl = Screen.ActiveControl
    Select Case ctl.Value
        Case Null
            Exit Sub
        Case Else
            str = ctl.Text
            ctl.SelStart = 0
            ctl.SelLength = Len(str)
    End Select
End Sub
'---------------------------------------------

However it works only on the OnClick event. When used on OnDoubleClick it still behaves as if there is no code.

Any ideas how to get the whole field selected when double clicking?

Thanks
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Question by:Edouard
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shanesuebsahakarn earned 1000 total points
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When you call the code, add a CancelEvent line as well:

Private Sub MyTextBox_DblClick(Cancel As Integer)
SelectWholeField
DoCmd.CancelEvent
End Sub

That should do it for you.
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by:Edouard
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Excellent! Thanks a lot.
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