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Access - Bound Textbox Select existing info when GotFocus or DoubleClick

Posted on 2014-01-26
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Hello All.

Have a bound form.  Bound form has Bound textboxes.  If I'm going back to a prior input box I want the info in that bound textbox "selected" so that the user doesn't add info to it but overrides it.....

The bound boxes are formatted "Currency"  problem is, as you probably know, if I've input 20 for $20.00 then it only sees the Len as "2"

My code is ....

Private Sub tAmt_GotFocus()
    Me.tAmt.SelStart = 0
    Me.tAmt.SelLength = Len(Me.tAmt)

End Sub


So it only "selects" 2 characters in my bound textbox...

?????
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Question by:wlwebb
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by:MacroShadow
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Is this what you want?
len(format(20,"$00.00"))

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by:wlwebb
ID: 39810641
No.....a GotFocus event that fires when a textbox gets the focus that selects all that boxes info regardless of what it is......
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Gozreh earned 500 total points
ID: 39810642
Add ".Text"

Private Sub tAmt_GotFocus()
    Me.tAmt.SelStart = 0
    Me.tAmt.SelLength = Len(Me.tAmt.Text)
End Sub
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by:wlwebb
ID: 39810650
Thanks "M".... Perfect
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