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Position cursor at specific position in a memo field

Position cursor at specific position in a memo field

Position cursor at specific position in a memo field

I have a memo field that already contains data. I have a simple form that has a editbox controlsourced to a memo field. I want to add a line at the beginning to the existing data in the memo field and have the cursor (in the editbox) positioned at the end of that new line I added to the beginning of the existing memo. The line I add to the beginning at the memo is something that looks like this:
05-01-2018 Bill Totten:

I want the cursor to be at the end of line next to the ":".

I can add the new line to the existing memo data and put the cursor at the end of the line I added. The problem is when I want to add the new line to the beginning of the existing memo data.


RE: Position cursor at specific position in a memo field

Morning, you seem to be looking to pop a new text line on a memo (in an edit box?) and position the cursor at the end of that line?
People quite often do things like this on ERM systems - using a button on a form to add a comment with a time, date and user name to a memo

The key is the selstart and sellength properties of the editbox.

If you were using a button to do this, the Click event code might look like:


local lcNewLine
lcNewLine = DTOC(Date())+" "+time()+" "+gcCurrentUser+": "
thisform.CommentsBox.Value = lcNewLine+chr(13)+chr(10)+thisform.CommentsBox.Value
thisform.CommentsBox.SelStart = Len(lcNewLine)
thisform.CommentsBox.SelLength = 0

If your data is bound to the edit box, the underling memo should be updated, otherwise, you could pop the update into the controls 'lostfocus' event.


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