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Language: VB4,VB5,VB6
Expertise: beginner
Jul 1, 2000

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Highlight current word and line in a TextBox control

Here's a simple way to highlight the current word in a TextBox control (i.e. the word where the caret is):

Text1.SetFocus
SendKeys "^{LEFT}+^{RIGHT}"
Similarly, you can highlight the current line in a multiline TextBox control as follows:

Text1.SetFocus
SendKeys "{HOME}+{END}"
Deleting the current word or the current line is as simple. You just need to add a {DELETE} key at the end of the key sequence:

Text1.SetFocus
SendKeys "{HOME}+{END}{DELETE}"
You can't copy the highlighted text to the Clipboard using the "^C" sequence. However, since the text is currently highlighted you can simply use the SelText property. Curiously, however, the following code fails:

Text1.SetFocus
SendKeys "{HOME}+{END}"
Debug.Print Text1.SelText     ' display a null string
To have it work properly you must add a DoEvents command:

Text1.SetFocus
SendKeys "{HOME}+{END}"
DoEvents
Debug.Print Text1.SelText     ' this works
Francesco Balena
 
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