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Character Limit In Text Box?

Is there a limit to the amout of text that you can enter into a text box? If so does anyone know what it is? Thanks

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Maybe I am just over looking the option, but is there a way that I can set the text box so it will only allow the user so many characters to be typed in a certain text box?

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Can i limit a text box to only being allowed 1 letter in a userform?

Using code similar to this:

Private Sub txtAge_Change()
Dim Str As String, I As Integer

On Error Resume Next

Str = txtAge.Text
I = Len(Str) - 1

If Not (IsNumeric(Str)) Or (I > 1) Then
txtAge.Text = Left(Str, I)
End If
End Sub

But i want it for 1 letter, not numerical.

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Is there a way of applying a limit to the number of characters that can be put in a text box in VB 6. Also how would I display an error message if the user tries to go over the word limit?


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Hi all, i'm working on a text editor in VB6. My problem starts when i open really large text files within my program. Part of the file get's cut off when the data is sent to the text box. I thought that maybe there was just some sort of data limit to the text box so i started using a richtextbox. Now it works fine... all the text is there but now i have a problem with the horizontal scroll bar. I have both scroll bars turned on but the horizontal scroll bar is never used even though i can see it. The text just get's wrapped automatically to the next line... this really sucks because it screws up all the formatting. I checked to see if there was an option within the control to turn of wordwrapping in the richtextbox but i see nothing.. am i blind?
Basically i would really like to go back to using a regular texbox so as to keep things simple and avoid formatting characters that may be introduced into the files.. my editor is intended to be a c or c++ editor so junk characters can really play havoc when it comes time to compile.
By the way i have the MaxLength property on my text box set to 0.. this means there should be no limit as to how much data i can display right? But still the text is cut off.
I can really use the help guys, Thanks in advance!

Character/Line Limit When Searching For Text?
I've written an editor program that uses a RTB for the primary text area. I added a form for text searches that calls the following subroutine:

Public Sub TextSearch()
Dim Search As String
Dim Where As Integer

With frmOFPBriefEditor
Search = frmFindReplace.txtFFindWhatText.Text
Where = .rtbOFPBriefEditor.Find(Search, 1, -1)
If Where Then
.rtbOFPBriefEditor.SelStart = Where - 1
.rtbOFPBriefEditor.SelLength = Len(Search)
MsgBox "Text not found." ' Notify user.
End If
End With
End Sub
My problem is that when I search larger files (100kb or so) it will give me a run-time error 6.

However, when I search smaller files, the text search will have no problem at all.

A good example is when I search a file with 118197 characters, 5484 lines. I manually searched (scrolled down) for a word that first appears at character 110955, line 5131.

If I try searching for that same word using the above code, I get the run-time error 6.

If I were to copy and paste only 30 lines (as an example) of the text that contains the word I was originally searching for, then it finds the word no problem, and with no error.

My question is this:

Is there a limit on how big of a file that can be searched successfully? If so, is there a better way of writing a text search than what I use above?

I got the basic gist of the search code from the MSDN that came with VB6 Pro and I modified it to meet my needs.

I thank you in advance for your time and for any assistance that anyone can help me with.

Text Replacement Character Limit + VB6 And Word
Hello Pples,

I have created a simple text search and replace program in VB using the word object model. It works well but not when replacemet variable exceeds 250 characters. I get an Runtime error 'string parameter too long'.
This is the sub for replacement:

Sub myReplace()

With oWord.Selection.Find
.Text = Question
.Replacement.Text = qText
.Forward = True
.Execute Replace:=wdReplaceAll
End With

End Sub

so when qtext exceeds 250 characters I get error. Somebody heelp me what I should do for such a case.
Please help!

Thanks in advance.
-Prof Dr Afs

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any suggestions?


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Hi All: is there an easy work-around to avoid the textbox 255 character limit?

I have a simple VB 6.0 program that manipulates Word documents, including a move of text from one textbox to another on the same document.

The first word textbox is unpredictable in length but often over 255 (from previous manual type-in). Is there a way to alter the 2nd textbox so it will receive and show all text moved, even beyond 255 characters?


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hey guys!
I remember learning about a way that can limit the number of characters a user can enter in a textbox, can anyone tell me how it is done ?

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I have some code below which inserts certain cells into an email using Outlook Express. However there is currently a character limit of approx 1800 which is getting quite annoying.

I know that using Outlook is a better option but unfortunley in this case i'm stuck with Outlook Express only.

Some stripped down code below:


Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" _
Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, _
ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Sub GenerateEmail()

Dim sBody As String
Dim emailTo As String
Dim cell As Range
Dim URL As String
Dim HLink As String

sBody = ""

For Each cell In ActiveSheet.Range("A3", rowEnd)
If cell.Value = officeName Then
sBody = sBody & "Date: " & cell.Offset(0, 6).Value & vbCrLf 'Date
sBody = sBody & "Property: " & cell.Offset(0, 1).Value & vbCrLf 'Property
sBody = sBody & "Name: " & cell.Offset(0, 2).Value & vbCrLf 'Name
sBody = sBody & "Address: " & cell.Offset(0, 3).Value & vbCrLf 'Address
sBody = sBody & "Phone: " & cell.Offset(0, 4).Value & vbCrLf 'Phone
sBody = sBody & "Email: " & cell.Offset(0, 5).Value & vbCrLf & sDIVIDE & vbCrLf 'Email
End If
Next cell

sBody = Application.WorksheetFunction.Substitute(sBody, " ", "%20")
sBody = Application.WorksheetFunction.Substitute(sBody, vbCrLf, "%0D%0A")
sBody = WorksheetFunction.Substitute(sBody, vbLf, "%0D%0A")

URL = "mailto:" & emailTo & "?subject=Today's Property Details Requests" & Subj & "&body=" & sBody
ShellExecute 0&, vbNullString, URL, vbNullString, vbNullString, vbNormalFocus

End Sub

Thanks in advance for any ideas how to extent the character limits. Possibly copying to the clipboard first???

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Does anyone know how increase this over 1024 OR know of a control this has a much higher limit?

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Is there a way around this or is there a newer list box component I can use without this limit?

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I am trying to determine if I have reached the character limit if 2048 for the ShellExecute Command. However, when I try to use the length command for the string it returns a value less that 2048, but never gets executed.

Yes, I'm back on the email issue that I am having, if the string is too large the following will not execute, I have recently learned that the shell execute command has a limit of 2048 characters.

VB Code:
Public Sub Email(hWnd As Long, Address As String, Optional Subject As String, _            Optional Body As String, Optional CC As String, Optional BCC As String)            'Has 2048 character limit    ShellExecute hWnd, _        "open", _        "mailto:" & Address & _        "?cc=" & CC & _        "&bcc=" & BCC & _        "&subject=" & Subject & _        "&body=" & Body, vbNullString, vbNullString, _        SW_SHOWEnd Sub

I am trying to skip this process if I have reached over the limit however, I am using the length command to determine the character length and its well under the limit but the command never gets executed.

VB Code:
If len(EmailInformation) < 2048 then    Call Email(Me.Hwnd,"",EmailInformation)Else   Exit SubEnd If

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I have a listview in report mode, the subitems seem to be limited to 259 characters. Is this correct?

I am using the following code:

VB Code:
lstProperties.ListItems(index).SubItems(3) = commentsDebug.Print lstProperties.ListItems(index).SubItems(3)

the comments string is 343 characters long, it gets printed correctly in the debug window. However is truncated to 259 characters when displayed on the listview. The column width is wider then the text (I can also resize the column) so I do not belive this is the problem.

Has anyone else experienced this problem, is there a simple soultion. Do I need to change to a different control (flexgrid?)


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I use the following code to bring up an email window

Private Declare Function ShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpOperation As String, ByVal lpFile As String, ByVal lpParameters As String, ByVal lpDirectory As String, ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long

Public Sub SendEmail(hWnd As Long, strEmailAddress As String)
Dim lng As Long
lng = ShellExecute(hWnd, "Open", "mailto:" & strEmailAddress, vbNullString, App.Path, vbNormalFocus)
End Sub

however if the body is larger than 1400 characters it doesnt even bring up the window.
anyone know the reason and or a way around this
(email is getting so frustrating with all these security patches and limits)

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I have a VB 6 program manipulating Word documents (protected as forms) that contain text formfields. i'm trying to move text from one text field to another, text field character length is unpredictable and often over 255. I'm getting the "run-time error 4609 "string too long" error because of this.

I've looked for a workaround..i saw something that involved unprotecting, manipulating, and then protecting the document again..not keen on this as these are word documents where the fields already contain string data...if i manually unprotect form and protect again it wipes all text form fields clean which would defeat the purpose.

any other work around anyone has discovered?

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Has anyone ever ran into this problem? Anyone know the text limit of sending an email message with the shell command.

I am using the following code.

VB Code:
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Somewhere in the code;

txtLog.Text = txtLog.Text & vbCrLf & Now() & "> " & "Yeni Baglanti: " & RtIndex & ", " & RtIP

I think there must be an upper limit that the text box control can handle.


PS: Knowing that maybe that server will be online for days without shutting it down.

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DIM mintLineCount AS INTEGER

Private Sub txtNature_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer)

Const cLineChars = 22

If mintLineCount = 0 Then
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txtNature.SelStart = Len(txtNature)

mintLineCount = mintLineCount + 1
End If
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End If
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B Rgds,

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2) Y co-ordinates in the second half

I thought it would have been very easy to just copy and paste but seems like there is a Row Limit in Excel and i have too many points - 69041 to be exact ... so thats 69041 x 2 rows !

The Row Limit on Excel seems to be at 65536 ....

Its easy enough to just split the x co-ordinates in 2 as they are incrementing, but the y co-ordinates are all over the place so its hard to know where i left off !

And not only that i have to do the same thing to more than 40 text files with differing number of data points

So i was hoping to write a VB macro to
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2) Divide it in two and process it so its in a column format
ie from

1 2
2 2.1
3 -1
4 10

3) to divide them in 2 or 3 or 4 more columns depending how many rows there are (as it cant go above 65536)
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I am so far out of my depth since I have no idea what I'm doing I will include a sample of the text document that im trying to convert

I'd appreciate any help you guys can give me

Cheers !

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