Storing DATA and Format of the Rich Text Box

Posted on 2004-08-24
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Dear Experts

I am wokring in VB.net with SQL server2000

Is there any way to store the formatting styles say Forecolor/backcolor font type/font styles which is in the rich text box , i want to store the data of the richtext box in my SQLSERVER 2000 and again when i retrieve i want to get the same formatting styles back .
Or in other words i want to save the DATA of the RICH TEXT BOX  as well its Formatting styles

Is that possible ???

Please Guide Me
Question by:manishkaushik
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Mike Tomlinson earned 200 total points
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The formatting of text in a RTB is stored as tags much like in HTML.  You can access the data in a RTB in two basic ways:

    Dim t As String
    t = RichTextBox1.Text() ' Retrieves only the text in the RTB

    Dim rtf As String
    rtf = RichTextBox1.Rtf ' Retrieves the text in the RTB along with all formatting information

So all you need to do is store the return of RichTextBox1.Rtf in your database.  To put the data along with its formatting back into the RTB you just set the string retrieved from your database back into the Rtf property:

    RichTextBox1.Rtf = rtf ' the string retrieved from your db that you placed there before



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