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Adding text to a Multiline textarea

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What is the best and easiest way to insert new lines of text into a multilined textbox.  I just need to append text everytime a button is clicked.

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by:Mayank S
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>> multilined textbox

You mean, a TextArea right?

Just use the append () method defined by TextArea. It takes the string to be appended as an argument.

Mayank.

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by:Mayank S
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Let mytextarea be the TextArea object.

public void actionPerformed ( ActionEvent ae )
{
  if ( ae.getSource () == somebutton ) // which-ever you click upon & then the text is to be added
    mytextarea.append ( "This is the text to be appended. " ) ; // end if

} // end of actionPerformed ()


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by:prymak
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I did mean textbox.  I created a textbox named faqsheet.
then made it multilined,

faqsheet.multiline

I need to add text to this textbox without destroying whats there.  There is no append method.
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by:prymak
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I thought I had posted this question in the right place, I just realized this isnt the Visual Basic forum.  The language I am workin in is VB
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Mayank S earned 220 total points
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You can try:

faqsheet.Text = faqsheet.Text & "This is the text which will be appended. "

I guess that should help you!

Mayank.
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