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I am trying to make a commandbutton (Called Copy) when clicked copy text from a RichTextBox (Called RTB)
But...
A) If no text is selected it selects and copies all the text in the RTB
B) If some text is selected it coped only the selected text.
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Question by:neutrinohunter
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by:Djinn_ro
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??????
Use RTB.SelLength
If RTB.SelLength=0 then
   'no text is select
   YourString=RTB.Text
Else
   'nr of char of selected text
   YourString=RTB.SelText
End if
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by:neutrinohunter
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Sorry I must have been very unclear in my post.

What I meant was I am trying to copy the text from a RichTextBox
But the code I am using seems to work only for textboxes. Thus it aint copying any text.

So if someone could post a code to Copy the text aswell as select the text as Djinn_ro posted that would be gr8

Thx
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by:eric0213
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If RTB.SelLength=0 then
   'no text is select
   YourString=RTB.Text
Else
   'nr of char of selected text
   YourString=RTB.SelText
End if

Clipboard.Clear
Clipboard.SetText = YourString

' If you accept this, give the points to Djinn_ro
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by:neutrinohunter
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k, but what does YourString mean?

I pasted all that in my code, but it says
Variable Not defined?
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by:eric0213
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define the variable...

Dim YourString As String
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by:neutrinohunter
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I tried that.

Its says
Compile Error;
Argument not optional


? Help Please.
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by:eric0213
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what argument?  what line?
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by:neutrinohunter
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This line
Clipboard.SetText = YourString
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eric0213 earned 20 total points
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oops :(  sorry about that...

' can't use vbCFRTF constant because of Microsoft bug
' vbCFRTF is stored as a long, but SetText expects an Integer
' and an overflow is caused
Private Sub cmdCopyRTF_Click()
    Clipboard.Clear
   
    If RTB.SelLength = 0 Then
        Clipboard.SetText RTB.TextRTF, &HBF01
    Else
        Clipboard.SetText RTB.SelRTF, &HBF01
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub cmdCopyText_Click()
    Clipboard.Clear
   
    If RTB.SelLength = 0 Then
        Clipboard.SetText RTB.Text, vbCFText
    Else
        Clipboard.SetText RTB.SelText, vbCFText
    End If
End Sub
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by:eric0213
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There's two choices... one that copies text and one that copies rtf text
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