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Appending text to a RichTextBox control

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I'm trying to use a RichTextBox to log the results of a database maintenance tool. What I am looking for is a function that will append text to the end of the control that can make the text a given color, bold, italic, etc...  For instance I would like to have the category headings in bold and any errors logged in red as the tool is running.

I've tried using rtb.Text = rtb.Text & newString, and then selecting and formating the new string, but this will wipe out the previous formatting.

I've been moderately successful using the TextRTF property to make the text bold, but I haven't been able to get it to display the text in different colors.
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RichTextBox1.SelColor = vbRed
RichTextBox1.SelText = "Hello" + vbCrLf

RichTextBox1.SelColor = vbGreen
RichTextBox1.SelText = "RichTextBox" + vbCrLf

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