Record source from database not retaining its original string format. Why?

Hello experts,

There is a field in my mysql database that contains an email response. It is text only and it has spaces and paragraphs.


Whenever I retrieve this record and output it to a textbox it changes from:





line1 line2 line3 line4 line5 line6 line7 line8

Can you perhaps show me where the following code is going wrong?

Imports MySql.Data.MySqlClient
Public Class frmMain
    Public Const connstr As String = "server=mysqlserver1;user id=User;password=Password;database=xyz"
    Dim arrResponse As New ArrayList
    Private Sub tbxSearch_TextChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles tbxSearch.TextChanged
    End Sub
    Sub LoadRemoteVersion()
        Dim conn As New MySqlConnection()
        conn.ConnectionString = connstr
        Dim myCommand As New MySqlCommand
        Dim myReader As MySqlDataReader
        myCommand.Connection = conn
        myCommand.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM archresponses WHERE responsetitle LIKE '%" & tbxSearch.Text & "%' OR responsetext LIKE '%" & tbxSearch.Text & "%'"
        myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader
        Dim counter As Integer = 0
        While myReader.Read
            counter += 1
        End While
        lblTotalResults.Text = counter
        'End Try
    End Sub
    Private Sub frmMain_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
    End Sub
    Private Sub lbxResponses_SelectedIndexChanged(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles lbxResponses.SelectedIndexChanged
        tbxResponse.Text = arrResponse(lbxResponses.SelectedIndex)
    End Sub
End Class

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It is because a text box can not display formatting. Try setting the multiline property to true to be able to show line breaks. Or else use a RichTextBox control.

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