scroll bars in labels

Posted on 2004-11-09
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I am working on a project that needs a rich text box to scroll up and down when to see all the text. I know how to use the text box syntax
        TextBox1.SelectionStart = TextBox1.SelectionLength
But I am working with a lable and I'm getting the  error Select all is not a member of label....

What is the syntax for a rich text box for scrolling?

Question by:itcopt
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Might I be the first to say, eh?!

You are right, there are no Select() methods for a Label since a Label is not editable.  What does a Label have to do with Scrolling a RichTextBox?

If you want to make a "scrollable label" then place a Panel on your form and set its AutoScroll Property to True.  Then place the Label inside the Panel and set its location to 0,0.  If the label is larger than the panel, scrollbars will appear.

What exactly do you need to do with the RichTextBox though?  Explain more and perhaps we can help.



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ID: 12536784
It is a label only. not rich textbox
This is a calculator with a scrolling tape.
I need the label to scroll down when the lable is full

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Mike Tomlinson earned 150 total points
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You can't scroll a label unless you place it in a Panel as I described above.

In the Calculator app I gave you, I demonstrated how to use a TextBox as a continuos scrolling text area.  You just set the MultiLine property to True, the ScrollBars property to Vertical, the ReadOnly property to True, and then use then the .AppendText() method to add things to the end of it and have the TextBox automatically scroll to the bottom.

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Just for reference and future views of this thread, the app in question is here:


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