Selecting varying number of chars in a textbox

In Access 2003, I need to be able to highlight (select) a substring of the 
text in a textbox for an existing record. For example, if I have a date:


I might need to highlight the "3/10" part while leaving the "/2009" part 
unhighlighted. This would facilitate data-entry of a month/day while leaving 
the year as-is. I know this is possible, but have forgotten how. Can someone 
please point me in the right direction?

Thanks a million!
3/17/2010 8:05:04 PM
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On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 13:05:04 -0700, Dennis
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Check the help file on SelStart and SelLength.

Microsoft Access MVP

>In Access 2003, I need to be able to highlight (select) a substring of the 
>text in a textbox for an existing record. For example, if I have a date:
>I might need to highlight the "3/10" part while leaving the "/2009" part 
>unhighlighted. This would facilitate data-entry of a month/day while leaving 
>the year as-is. I know this is possible, but have forgotten how. Can someone 
>please point me in the right direction?
>Thanks a million!
3/17/2010 10:04:05 PM
Dennis wrote:

>In Access 2003, I need to be able to highlight (select) a substring of the 
>text in a textbox for an existing record. For example, if I have a date:
>I might need to highlight the "3/10" part while leaving the "/2009" part 
>unhighlighted. This would facilitate data-entry of a month/day while leaving 
>the year as-is. I know this is possible, but have forgotten how. Can someone 
>please point me in the right direction?

Use the Enter event:

If Len(Nz(Me.textbox, "")) > 5 Then
	Me.textbox.SelStart = 0
	Me.textbox.SelLength = Len(Me.textbox) - 5
End If

MVP [MS Access]
3/17/2010 10:33:52 PM

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