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How to highlite text using Visual Studio 2008

Posted on 2008-06-18
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Hi!

Have this app in Visual Studio 2008. VB.NET

And want to highlight a textbox, when the object got focus.

Insert this line into Gotfocus event....

        Text1.SelectionStart = 0
        Text1.Select(0, Text1.Text.Length)

But it dosen work ???

Please help ASAP.

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by:Stephen Manderson
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This should work

        If TextBox1.SelectionLength = 0 Then
            TextBox1.SelectionStart = 0
            TextBox1.SelectionLength = TextBox1.TextLength
            TextBox1.Select()
        End If

Regards
Steve
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by:team2005
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Hi!

No, dosent work ???
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by:Stephen Manderson
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Sorry, was testing the selction from a button event and not got foucs. Problem seems to be that when you click the box the mouse event is triggered and the selection in the gotfocus is removed.

You could simple put

Textbox1.SelectAll() in the MouseUp event for the text box
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Stephen Manderson earned 2000 total points
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The following will select all the text in the textbox.

    'Selects all the text in the textbox when got focus, can be used for tab navigation
    Private Sub TextBox1_GotFocus(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles TextBox1.GotFocus
        TextBox1.SelectAll()
    End Sub

    'When a mouse press occurs on the textbox select all the text
    Private Sub TextBox1_MouseUp(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.MouseEventArgs) Handles TextBox1.MouseUp
        TextBox1.SelectAll()
    End Sub

    'Sets the focus to the textbox1 on form load
    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        TextBox1.Select()
    End Sub
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by:team2005
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Very good, workink now. Thanks
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by:Stephen Manderson
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Your most welcome

Glad I could help!

Regards
Steve
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