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Programming Microsoft® Visual Basic® 6.0 by Francesco Balena

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The RichTextBox Control

The RichTextBox control is one of the most powerful controls provided with Visual Basic. In a nutshell, it's a text box that's able to display text stored in Rich Text Format (RTF), a standard format recognized by virtually all word processors, including Microsoft WordPad (not surprisingly, since WordPad internally uses the RichTextBox control). This control supports multiple fonts and colors, left and right margins, bulleted lists, and more.

You might need time to get used to the many features of the RichTextBox control. The good news is that the RichTextBox control is code-compatible with a regular multiline TextBox control, so you can often recycle code that you have written for a TextBox control. But unlike the standard ...

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