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is there any way to set the cursor in a textbox after setting the .Text property?

I have a textbox control which I use the TextChanged event to filter out certain keypresses which I don't want to show by taking the text as a string with each keypress and filtering out any unwanted chars. The problem is that when I insert the string back into the textbox, the cursor is always at the end of the current string. Is there anyway to remember the cursor position so the user can edit the string? On second thought, I may have to rethink my whole approach.

Dan
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Luis PérezSoftware Architect in .NetCommented:
Cursor position can be readed and writed using SelectionStart property. Try it.
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zliminatorAuthor Commented:
I found a SelectionStart property for the ComboBox but not for the TextBox. I'm using .Net 2.0. Is this new to 3.x? I tried it like this:
Private Sub DisplayTextBox_TextChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As    System.EventArgs) Handles DisplayTextBox.TextChanged
        Dim x As Integer = DisplayTextBox.SelectionStart
but it allway gives 0

Dan
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zliminatorAuthor Commented:
OK, I can set it but I can't get it. All I need to do, really, is set it. I'm happy.

Dan
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