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TELLING IT LIKE IT IS WITH THE MICROSOFT RICH TEXTBOX CONTROL

Access text boxes are pretty handy to use as far as inputting data for storage and display. With the capability to specify scroll bars and use the CanGrow/CanShrink properties, they're as versatile as most other DBMSs in the market today. However, with the growing technology of Windows and developers giving users more WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”), the plain ol' text box just doesn't cut it sometimes.

The ActiveX Microsoft Rich Textbox control gives you another tool for enriching your interfaces. With the Rich Textbox control, you can

  • Set fonts and font sizes
  • Select text inside the Rich Textbox control
  • Specify special effects, such as boldface and italic
  • Load and save ...

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