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# create multiple Textbox control .....

Posted on 2003-11-18
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hi:

1)
Let say in a form,  i get 2 input value from user ..i and J...
So, with both value, i need to create the text box control in a form

If the user key in i=3 and j=4, after i click "OK"
here is the layout of the text box i want..

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            "empty"

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

*empty means no text box at that place

if the user key in i=5, j=8 then click OK,

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            "empty"

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX            TEXTBOX

*empty means no text box at that place

How to do this with array?or any others way?

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Expert Comment

ID: 9776936
You have to dynamically add the textboxes to the form.

Create one textbox on the form and name it txt and set its index property to 0, this way you created an array of the textboxes with only one
member.

now use

Where you have to icrement the newindex starting from number 1, because 0 already exists.

Now position the textbox, using txt(newindex).left and .top

the rest is easy....
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Expert Comment

ID: 9776995
On an empty form create 3 textboxes.
To text1, change index property to 0.
Rename text2, and text3 to i and j.    (They will be used for user input)
Create command button and paste this code into it.

---------------------------------------------------------------
Private Sub Command1_Click()
cols = Val(i.text)
rows = Val(j.text)

a = 0
For x = 1 To rows
For y = 1 To cols
a = a + 1
text1(a).Left = y * text1(a).Width + 50
text1(a).Top = x * text1(a).Height + 50
If x = 1 And y = cols Then
Else
text1(a).Visible = True
End If
Next y
Next x
End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 9777080
If you have noticed every textbox as one array dimension, and if you wish to retrieve a text which is in the particular coordinate, then use this sub:

Example:     >>   call gettext(2,3)    <<   will display the text at 2nd column and 3rd row

---------------------------------------------------------------        To Declarations section of a form1    (That way cols and rows variables will be visible to gettext Sub)
Dim cols As Integer
Dim rows As Integer
---------------------------------------------------------------
Sub gettext(col As Integer, row As Integer)
If row = 1 And col = cols Then
MsgBox "That textbox is not availabe"
Else
Index = row * cols - (cols - col)
MsgBox Text1(Index)
End If
End Sub
---------------------------------------------------------------

Or you can design it as function like this:

---------------------------------------------------------------
Function gettext(col As Integer, row As Integer) As String
If row = 1 And col = cols Then
MsgBox "That textbox is not availabe"
gettext = "-1"
Else
Index = row * cols - (cols - col)
gettext = Text1(Index)
End If
End Function
----------------------------------------------------------------

Example:      >>  print gettext (3,2)  <<
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Expert Comment

ID: 9777114
Another thing:

If you have to create this 'Table' of textboxes several more than once then change Command1_Click to this:

--------------------------------------------------------
Private Sub Command1_Click()
If cols > 0 Or rows > 0 Then
a = rows * cols
For x = 1 To a
Next x
End If

cols = Val(i.text)
rows = Val(j.text)

a = 0
For x = 1 To rows
For y = 1 To cols
a = a + 1
Text1(a).Left = y * Text1(a).Width + 50
Text1(a).Top = x * Text1(a).Height + 50
Text1(a).text = a
If x = 1 And y = cols Then
Else
Text1(a).Visible = True
End If
Next y
Next x
End Sub
-----------------------------------------------------
Now it will unload previously created textboxes, before attempting to create new ones.

If you need more help, just ask!
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Expert Comment

ID: 9777139
P.S. Sorry about spelling and grammar mistakes;  I was in hurry when writing comments.
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Expert Comment

ID: 9779013
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Author Comment

ID: 9784799
hi:

Thanks for quick reply, i will go through that see if it helps in my situation and let u all know..

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Author Comment

ID: 9797004
hi dbrckovi :

i can create the control as ur coding above...its works..

BUT...i cant get the correct value of the text box...

Now,

TEXTBOX1          TEXTBOX2          TEXTBOX3          TEXTBOX4          TEXTBOX5

So,after user create the textbox and key in a  value of each of the text box and click "Compute".......i wanna the value of TEXTBOX5 get from the fomula below...
Let say,

TEXTBOX5 = TEXTBOX1 + TEXTBOX2 +TEXTBOX3+TEXTBOX4

How?

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Accepted Solution

dbrckovi earned 2000 total points
ID: 9797481
Just use regular indexes instead of gettext function.

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Text1(5) = ""
For x = 1 To 4
Text1(5).Text = Format(Val(Text1(5).Text) + Val(Text1(x).Text))
Next x
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Note that textboxes store strings, and not numbers, so you have to convert every string to a number before you can use it as number     >>     number = val(string)
To convert a number back to string use >>    string = Format (number)

Here is differently written example from above. It's more readable.

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Dim Result As Integer
Dim Value As Integer

Result = 0

For x = 1 To 4
Value = Val(Text1(x).Text)
Result = Result + Value
Next x

Text1(5).Text = Format(Result)
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