Access 2003 Text box with scrollbar permanently visible

How to view scroll bar in a text box when the feild not have focus?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
I don't think you can.  Scroll bar only appears when you click into text  (it has the focus).

mx
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bentabAuthor Commented:
I have tried to find a solotion for this in more than 10 hours, this is my last try to resolve this.
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bentabAuthor Commented:
This solution works only as long as the text box has the focus.
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bentabAuthor Commented:
The Solution from Sira almost works but I need to use controls from MS forms 2.0 and for some reason i cant enable the wordwrap property and all text shows in one row, even with Linefeeds in the the text.

This text is on one line in the field:
not working Dette är ett test med några extra rader
Detta är rad 2 men ett linefeed.
Linefeed igen så detta skall vara rad 3.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
As was originally stated, this is not easily done in MS Access.

Can you take a step back and explain why this functionality is needed?
(might not be worth the trouble...)
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Using the standard Access Text Box, the scroll bar appears only when the control has the focus.

mx
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bentabAuthor Commented:
The user wants to se that there is more text in the text box than what is visible.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Well, if ... there is going to be a scroll bar when the text box has the focus, then visually, you are going to see text right down to the bottom of the text box ... which is a pretty good indication there is more text beyond that point.

Again, with the standard Access text box, this is how it works.

mx
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<The user wants to se that there is more text in the text box than what is visible.>
As was have stated: "with the standard Access text box, this is how it works"

Can you explain why the user needs this?
Are they just curious?
I mean, ... if they can see if there is more text... So what?
So again, I can't see the need for going through all the trouble of trying to to this for no real need.

The only time they can see this "More Text" is when the textbox has the focus... Then the scrollbars show up anyway...

<At this point I am not even looking for any points on this, ...as MX's first post addresses your concern directly...>

JeffCoachman



 
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bentabAuthor Commented:
Was the solution complete, No
The Solution from Sira almost works but I need to use controls from MS forms 2.0 and for some reason i cant enable the wordwrap property and all text shows in one row, even with Linefeeds in the the text.
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