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Posted on 2011-09-06
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Hi! I have a textbox name text1.text it has a word "Schedule" I want to read this using msgbox button only the first five letters. How?

Private Sub Command1_Click()
MsgBox Text1.Text ' here I want only the first five letters will read the msgbox
End Sub
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Question by:Whing Dela Cruz
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MsgBox Left(Text1.Text, 5)

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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Use the Left() function:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa445061(VS.60).aspx

    MsgBox Left(Text1.Text, 5)
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by:Brook Braswell
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You could also use the Mid function and then should you need to change what you read, the second through sixth char this would work...

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    MsgBox Mid(Text1.Text,1,5)
End Sub
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by:Whing Dela Cruz
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Thanks! All are working...
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