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This is in access, and I have a text box which looks up a certain value for a record, and the value will either be a 1 or 2, and then the text box displays some corresponding text.  

Now, I would like to find some code where if the value is a 1, i can make it red, and if it is a 2, i can make the text green.  Can text box text color be changed like that?  This is access 97, so rich text boxs are not allowed (to my knowledge)
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The Forecolor property is what you need to change,

Select case x
Case 1: Text1.ForeColor = vbRed
Case 2: Text1.ForeColor = vbGreen
end Select

Other examples:

Text1.ForeColor = RGB(100, 200, 64)
Text1.Forecolor = &h00FF00
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by:David Lee
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In Access you can also use Conditional Formatting to accomplish this.  But I don't remember if that was available in Access 97 or not.  Do you need to do this in a report or on a form?
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by:salival
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on a form
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by:Erick37
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Is the ForeColor property working for you then?
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by:David Lee
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I believe Conditional Formatting is associated with reports and not forms.  On a form you just need to decide how to trigger the change and then use the code that Erick37 provided.  Since this is on a form I'm guessing you want the change to take affect when the form is displayed initially and each time a new record is shown.  Possibly also if the value of the field changes.  Pick out which events will cover those changes and insert Erick37's code in those events.
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