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Create a TextArea control in MS Access form

Posted on 2006-12-02
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hi guys,

i do not find any option to add a textarea control into my ms accessform, only textbox. Can someone teach me how to do it. thank you.

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Question by:prinx
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by:Rick_Rickards
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What you're looking for sounds like the "Text Box" Control.

There is a toolbar that is on by default that should give you access to this control when your form is in Design View. The Button looks like...

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Click on that button and drop the text box anyplace on the form you'd like.  You can even give it different dimentions by going into the properties menu (which you can get to by right clicking on the text box and slelcting properies), or by clicking on onne of it's 8 anchor points whereby you can resize by a click, drag and release wth the moust..

If you have the form opened in design veiw all the above should apply.  Just remember to have the form in Design View as that is what allows you to build your form (and add text boxes for example).


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TextArea is a Control on a Web Page, that allows multiple lines of text (a standard Web Form TextBox is a single line only).  On an Access Windows form, the TextBox contol is 'multi-line' automatically, but to use the capability, when entering text, to get the second or third or... line, you use the Control Key + the Enter key (press BOTH at the same time).  That will move the cursor to the start of the next line, then you can type as usual.  You can have as many line in a TextBox as you need, justr end each line with Control+Enter

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by:jefftwilley
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If you're adding this control as described above, and it is bound to a table source, make sure that table source is defined as a memo field. Text fields are limited to only 255 characters.
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by:prinx
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Thanks guys...anyway, is there no other way to make it works more like a textarea in a webpage, without using ctrl-enter? thanks
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This seems to work

Private Sub yourfield_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
Dim myString As String
Dim strLen As Long
myString = Me.yourfield.Value
strLen = Len(myString)
Select Case KeyCode
  Case vbKeyReturn
    myString = myString & " " & Chr(10) & ""
    Me.yourfield.Value = myString
    Me.yourfield.SelStart = strLen + 2
    KeyCode = 0
End Select
End Sub
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revised after market...

Just to demonstrate...not recommended
just cause you can do a thing...doesn't mean you should

Option Compare Database

Dim FullString As String

Private Sub yourfield_GotFocus()
FullString = ""
End Sub

Private Sub yourfield_KeyDown(KeyCode As Integer, Shift As Integer)
StringCount = StringCount + 1
If KeyCode <> vbKeyReturn Then
    FullString = FullString & Right(Me.yourfield.Text, 1)
Else
    FullString = FullString & Right(Me.yourfield.Text, 1) & Chr(10) & " "
    Me.yourfield.Value = FullString
    Me.yourfield.SelStart = Len(FullString)
    KeyCode = 0
End If
End Sub
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