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Why is the Vertical Scroll Bar in my textbox on form not scrolling down properly when dragging mouse down?

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Hi Experts,

In MS_Access 2010 I have created a form. In that form I have placed a Textbox. I have set the property of that Textbox to have a vertical scrollbar only. The textbox is being populated with many lines of text by means of vba-code. The text is much more then the height of the textbox, hence the vertical scrollbar. All that is working fine.

Now, as I read the text in the Textbox I can only click on the bottom (or top) arrow of the Vertical Scrollbar. Personally I prefer to click and hold the Vertical Scrollbar and drag it down as I read (just as tend to do with Internet Explorer). Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to work and I have no idea why.

Any ideas Experts?


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by:TicketMan
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I have added a screenprint in the hope to explain the problem better.

So, dragging down the mouse on the vertical scrollbar does not drag the text down (like you would expect with Internet Explorer for example). It is only when I release the mouse after having dragged it down that the content in the textbox jumps down accordingly. See attached screenprint.
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I also just noticed that turning the 'wheel' of the mouse does not scroll down the text either in the textbox (and I first click within the textbox to make sure it has focus).
Please help.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
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Change the Text Format property of your textbox to "Rich Text". This changes the behavior of the scrollbar (for some inexplicible reason).
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<I also just noticed that turning the 'wheel' of the mouse does not scroll down the text either in the textbox>

The mouse wheel doesn't work in that way with Access textboxes. You would have to move to a 3rd party textbox, which can cause a LOT more troubles than it solves!
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Perfect! That solves it. Thank you very much.
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Thanks!
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