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Visual Studio Express SQL Textbox Formatting

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Hi,

I am creating an application in Visual Studio Express (VB). One of the fields is a non editable text box which will contain some SQL.

How can I format the textbox so that the SQL dedicated words / comments etc are properly formatted?

Thanks

Mike
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how do you define 'properly formatted' ?

do you mean you want the SQL reserved words capitalised, if not in quotes ?
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some lists for reference...
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189822.aspx
https://drupal.org/node/141051

then parse the text looking for these words, but need to check for quotes

or do you want different functions to be on separate lines as well...


but a better option would be to send it to on of the online formatters like http://sqlformat.org/api/   the VB.NET calls would be similar to the ruby example.

http://architectshack.com/PoorMansTSqlFormatter.ashx has a library you  could use.

(note i have not tried any of the api or libraries)
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