vb command - press key

hi guys,

i have a database in msaccess, in one of the forms, i do not have much space, i have a tiny textarea, tht i would users to expand to read or enter data, so i know if you press Shift + F2, you can zoom the text area, how can i add this 2 keys as a code in vb, something like
if textarea get the focus, then zoom in(Shift + F2)
please expalin

thanks
titorober23Asked:
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Eric ShermanAccountant/DeveloperCommented:
I would recommend doing this ....  Using the DoubleClick Event of your Text Control.

Private Sub YourTextFieldNameHere_DblClick(Cancel As Integer)
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox
End Sub

This will open your fied in a Zoom Box.

ET
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Boyd (HiTechCoach) Trimmell, Microsoft Access MVPCommented:
You could do the same thing as ET suggest using the On Enter or On Focus event. You might want to do both On Enter and Double click.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<No points wanted>

One thing to note is that if this is set up to happen automatically, it may become annoying for users just tabbing past this field.

Can I ask why it is not an option to simply redesign the form to allow this control to be made bigger?
(post a screenshot)
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
I highly recommend not using double click, because the Windows Standard UI for double click in a text box is to highlight (select) text.  Users *expect* this to happen.

"if textarea get the focus,"

Private Sub txtBox_GotFocus()
    If Nz(Me.txtBox, "") > "" Then DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox
    'or just DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox
End Sub

But, I don't even recommend doing this either, for exactly the reason boag2000 said ... users will get VERY annoyed when tabbing through controls.

So, I would stick with Shift F2  or, but a small button next to the text box, and use the Magnifying glass image ... with this code:

Private Sub btnZoom1_Click()
    Screen.PreviousControl.SetFocus
    DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdZoomBox
End Sub

I personally use Shift+Double Click to zoom, wherein I detect the Shift Key using windows API calls.

mx


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