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How do I write text data to a text box instead of a text file?

Posted on 2006-06-13
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Hi

I have been outputting data to a txt file which works fine. But rather than a txt file I need to use an open window with a text box. Lines of text are continually entered one at a time.
I use the following to open the file and write the data

Public Function WriteLineToFile(ByVal filename As String, ByVal outputLine As String)
    On Error GoTo fileError
   
    Dim ff As Integer
    ff = FreeFile
    Open filename For Append As #ff
    Print #ff, outputLine
    Close #ff
    Exit Function
   
fileError:
    MsgBox "Error writing to " & filename & vbCrLf & err.Description, vbExclamation, "Error " & err.Number
End Function

and the following under the click button
 WriteLineToFile outputlog, "Logged on user:" & "  " & name & "  " & Date & "  " & Time & "  " & "FFT" & " " & "Image Name:" & "  " & imagename

Here output log is a file, I want to change it to a text box. I have tried but keep getting errors

Experts can you help?
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by:StillUnAware
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First of all You have to create a form and add a TextBox to it, then add text to it

textBox1.Text = textBox1.Text & "Logged on user:" & "  " & name & "  " & Date & "  " & Time & "  " & "FFT" & " " & "Image Name:" & "  " & imagename
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by:eneate
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That works. I have it behind a command button when the button is clicked the text is added to the box. However liek this it only enter the line onnce. Every time the button is clicked I need it to go to the next line and print the same thing again. It is to be used as a image history.
Thanks
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Mark_FreeSoftware earned 500 total points
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you can use this code:

Public Function WriteLineToTextbox(ByVal txtBox As TextBox, ByVal outputLine As String)
   txtBox.Text = txtBox.Text & vbCrLf & outputLine
End Function


usage:

Private Sub Command1_Click()
   WriteLineToTextbox Text1, "This is the first line!"
   WriteLineToTextbox Text1, "this is the second line"
   WriteLineToTextbox Text1, "and this the third"
End Sub
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by:eneate
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Thanks that works. Is there a way to make it so that the user can not deleate or edit the text. Read only
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by:Mark_FreeSoftware
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yes
in code:
text1.locked = true

in properties:

set the option locked from text 1 to true
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by:eneate
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Thank very much it works very well.
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by:Mark_FreeSoftware
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thanks for the points, and happy coding!
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