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Formating only a part of a String

Posted on 2004-10-14
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I have text that is added to a textbox and I want to BOLD only a certain section of the string.
Example:
(1,000) .... One Thousand

I just want the 1,000  font bolded

the code is as followes:

Text3.text = Text3.text & "(" & Label3.Caption & ")" & Text2.text VbCrLf

The Label3.Caption is the Number (1,000) the Text2.text is that number convert to a text form and as the user enters more numbersto be converted it adds them to to the next line of the textbox.

Should I use a Listbox instead of a text box?

I would like to make the Number (Label3.Caption) Font Bold so that it stands out.

Thanks.....
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Question by:ucla11
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by:eozz_2000
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I would use a RichTextBox
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how the RichTextBox control work exacty?
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Why don't u use a normal textbox with MultiLine property set to "true"
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RichTextBox1.Select(RichTextBox1.Text.IndexOf("1000"), 4)

RichTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Verdana", 12, FontStyle.Bold)
RichTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red
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you CANT do this with a normal TextBox
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The question is already answered man
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Question:
how the RichTextBox control work exacty?

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RichTextBox1.Select(RichTextBox1.Text.IndexOf("1000"), 4)
RichTextBox1.SelectionFont = New Font("Verdana", 12, FontStyle.Bold)
RichTextBox1.SelectionColor = Color.Red

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Why don't u use a normal textbox with MultiLine property set to "true"

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you CANT do this with a normal TextBox
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