How to enter ampersand (&) character in a TextBox without it being translated

Hi,
When I enter (for example) "Fred & John" in a TextBox, save that text and later recall it by reloading the text box, the single ampersand (&) character is not shown but instead is interpreted as a control char.

If I enter "Fred && John" and do same as above then a single ampersand is shown on subsequent reload of that TextBox.

In the past I did something to basically inform the system to treat that character like any other but I forget now what I did. Any help?

/Michael
gem56Asked:
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tchamtiehConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi Michael,

I think you can just set the UseMnemonic attribute of a Label to "false" and see the magic. You might even be able to use the escape character as in \& but not so sure.

Good Luck.
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Cosmos36Connect With a Mentor Commented:
How are you "saving" the text?

If you use a "string" variable, nothing should be changed when you write that variable back to the textbox. Example below:

1 Form
2 Buttons
1 Textbox

Public Class Form1
    Dim MyTextbox As String
    Private Sub BtnSaveAndClear_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles BtnSaveAndClear.Click

        MyTextbox = TextBox1.Text
        TextBox1.Clear()

    End Sub
    Private Sub BtnFillTextbox_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles BtnFillTextbox.Click

        TextBox1.Text = MyTextbox

    End Sub
End Class
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carlsiyCommented:
First of all, is this saved in a database? secondly is this web or windows?
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gem56Author Commented:
Hi guys,
I must appologise for my poorly described question and limited testing, I was in a real hurry.

I actually entered the text in one dialog via a TextBox and later showed the entered text via a Label, incorrectly. Setting the UseMnemonic attribute to "false" did the trick so thank you all for responding and of course tchamtieh for the answer.

Thanks,

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Cosmos36Commented:
No problem. I am glad to help out where I can.
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