Insert symbol dialog for application

Posted on 2005-03-17
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a small text editor that I have written using the RTFText control. I would now like to add a button which will show something like the Insert Symbol dialog so a user can graphically insert various symbols without having to use the ALT<nnn> codes.

A small snippet of code would be great.
Question by:CharlesSHill
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dr_binks earned 375 total points
ID: 13572610
create another form with a listbox and add this code:

Private Sub Form_Load()
    Dim I As Integer
    For I = 1 To 255
        ' Fills lstSymbols with Symbols
        If I < 10 Then
            lstSymbols.AddItem I & "     -  " & Chr(I)
        ElseIf I < 100 Then
            lstSymbols.AddItem I & "   -  " & Chr(I)
            lstSymbols.AddItem I & " -  " & Chr(I)
        End If
    Next I
End Sub

Private Sub lstSymbols_DblClick()
    ' Insert selected symbol to rtfText
   formname.rtftextboxname = formname.rtftextboxname & Right(lstSymbols.Text, 1)
End Sub

I hope that helps

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Expert Comment

ID: 13573594
If you don't mind refrencing word then:
Create word object (keep hidden)
Create word document (invisible)


Dim dlg As Dialog
Set dlg = Application.Dialogs(wdDialogInsertSymbol)
MsgBox ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1)   'should return the symbol user selected

Author Comment

ID: 13575165
No MSWord on the targe computer
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Expert Comment

ID: 13575258
Then AFAIK you will have to create your own interface (form, listbox etc) and populate with symbols as suggested by Binks

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