Text wrap in Listbox

Application - MS Access

Control - Listbox with 2 fields ( 1st = ID, 2nd = descriptor or information of significant length )

Requirements - that the descriptor has its information display within the field width.

Questions - can this be coded in VB so that the user sees all the information.    There will alway be more than one record to be displayed in the list.

Many thanks
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Connect With a Mentor Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
No, there is no such thing as word wrap in a Listbox. You can mimic this by using a Subform that looks like a listbox.
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
In a Access list box, text cannot wrap.

But you might want to look at this:


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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Also ... see this:


Ok, I'll bite. Where else are you showing this same information to your user, AND
Do you really consider presenting your user with that much info in a control that was meant to be quick to read and quick to select, a good idea?
If it must be a listbox, then create a condensed version of the LONG description, and give your box some kind of click event to open a pop-up form with that long description in it if you must.

Otherwise, go with LSM on this one, and go with the subform.
Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I have used this for listboxes:

SELECT Col1, Col2, IIF(Len(Col3)>25, Left(Col3, 20) & " ...", Col3) FROM SomeTable

This presents data like this:

Bob | Jim | This is a great way to ...

And then do as Jeff suggests and use a popup for more info ..
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