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Multiline textbox - add text instead of overwriting it

Posted on 2004-08-10
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Hi,

I have a multiline textbox, and I would like to add text to it when I click a button.  But when I use textbox1.text="something" it overwrites what was previously in the textbox.  I would like the text to be added to the existing text, but on a new line everytime I click the button.

Thanks guys.
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Hi there...
use
textbox1.text &="something"  (for VB.Net)
textbox1.text +="something";  (for C#.Net)
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by:DotNetLover_Baan
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oops... missing "New line part"...  should be

textbox1.text &=VbCrLf & "something"  (for VB.Net)
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by:jakekula
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thanks DotNetLover but why aren't there any scrollbars when I exceed the vertical size of my textbox?
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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You have to set the Scrollbars property either in the IDE or in code like one of these:

    TextBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.None
    TextBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Vertical
    TextBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Horizontal
    TextBox1.ScrollBars = ScrollBars.Both

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