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KeyPress Event Example

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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The following example uses the KeyPress event to copy keystrokes from one TextBox to a second TextBox. The user types into the appropriately marked TextBox.

To use this example, copy this sample code to the Declarations portion of a form. Make sure that the form contains:

  • Two TextBox controls named TextBox1 and TextBox2.
Private Sub TextBox1_KeyPress(ByVal KeyAscii As _ 
 TextBox2.Text = TextBox2.Text &; Chr(KeyAscii) 

 'To handle keyboard combinations (using SHIFT, 
 'CONTROL, OPTION, COMMAND, and another key), 
 'or TAB or ENTER, use the KeyDown or KeyUp event. 
End Sub 

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize() 
 Move 0, 0, 570, 380 

 TextBox1.Move 30, 40, 220, 160 
 TextBox1.MultiLine = True 
 TextBox1.WordWrap = True 
 TextBox1.Text = "Type text here." 
 TextBox1.EnterKeyBehavior = True 

 TextBox2.Move 298, 40, 220, 160 
 TextBox2.MultiLine = True 
 TextBox2.WordWrap = True 
 TextBox2.Text = "Typed text copied here." 
 TextBox2.Locked = True 
 End Sub
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