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Insert Text

Posted on 2007-03-27
Last Modified: 2010-04-23
How can I insert a peace of text into a text box at the current cursor location vs. apending to the end of the text string?
Question by:thenrich
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Accepted Solution

Fernando Soto earned 125 total points
ID: 18801455
Hi thenrich;

        Dim insertThisText As String = " Hello World "
        TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text.Insert(TextBox1.SelectionStart, insertThisText)


Expert Comment

ID: 18801469
try this

TextBox1.Text = TextBox1.Text.Substring(0, TextBox1.SelectionStart) & "Add " & TextBox1.Text.Substring(TextBox1.SelectionStart)

Expert Comment

ID: 18801476
Dim inStr As String = "This how"
        Dim modStr As String = " is"
        Dim endStr As String

        endStr = inStr.Insert(4, modStr)

Too Slow!
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 18801489
Hi thenrich;

The above code will insert text into TextBox1 where the text insertion point is in the text box, not where the cursor is. So you will need to click to set the insertion point..


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