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TextBox Control, SetFocus Method, EnterFieldBehavior, HideSelection, MultiLine, Value Properties Example

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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The following example demonstrates the HideSelection property in the context of either a single form or more than one form. The user can select text in a TextBox and TAB to other controls on a form, as well as transfer the focus to a second form. This code sample also uses the SetFocus method, and the EnterFieldBehavior, MultiLine, and Value properties.

To use this example, follow these steps:

  1. Copy this sample code (except for the last event subroutine) to the Declarations portion of a form.

  2. Add a large TextBox named TextBox1, a ToggleButton named ToggleButton1, and a CommandButton named CommandButton1.

  3. Insert a second form into this project named UserForm2.

  4. Paste the last event subroutine of this listing into the Declarations section of UserForm2.

  5. In this form, add a CommandButton named CommandButton1.

  6. Run UserForm1.

' ***** Code for UserForm1 ***** 
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() 
 UserForm2.Show 'Bring up the second form. 
End Sub
Private Sub ToggleButton1_Click() 
 If ToggleButton1.Value = True Then 
 TextBox1.HideSelection = False 
 ToggleButton1.Caption = "Selection Visible" 
 TextBox1.HideSelection = True 
 ToggleButton1.Caption = "Selection Hidden" 
 End If 
End Sub
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize() 
 TextBox1.MultiLine = True 
 TextBox1.EnterFieldBehavior = fmEnterFieldBehaviorRecallSelection 

'Fill the TextBox 
 TextBox1.Text = "SelText indicates the starting " _ 
 &; "point of selected text, or the insertion " _ 
 &; point if no text is selected." &; Chr$(10) _ 
 &; Chr$(13) &; "The SelStart property is " _ 
 &; "always valid, even when the control does " _ 
 &; "not have focus. Setting SelStart to a " _ 
 &; "value less than zero creates an error. " _ 
 &; Chr$(10) &; Chr$(13) &; "Changing the value " _ 
 &; "of SelStart cancels any existing " _ 
 &; "selection in the control, places " _ 
 &; "an insertion point in the text, and sets " _ 
 &; "the SelLength property to zero." 

 TextBox1.HideSelection = True 
 ToggleButton1.Caption = "Selection Hidden" 
 ToggleButton1.Value = False 

End Sub
' ***** Code for UserForm2 *****

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() 
End Sub
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