Limit characters entered in an input box....

lukeshuttlewood

Board Regular
Joined
Jul 27, 2004
Messages
90
Hi,

Is it possible to limit the amount of characters entered in to an input box in with older versions of VBA? eg Pre 2003?

In 2003 the 'MaxLength = X' feature works but not in 2000. Any ideas?


Rich (BB code):
buyercomments = InputBox("Comments Please", MaxLength = 255, buyercomments)


I know I could use a user form to limit characters but I encountered a problem with that too.....what code is needed to transfer the contents of a textbox in one form to a string dimension in a seperate form?

eg with 'Comments as string' in frmMain

Rich (BB code):
frmMain.Comments = frmComments.txtComment.text

but i recieve method not found error.


Cheers
Luke
 

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erik.van.geit

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Feb 1, 2003
Messages
17,832
Hi,

my first idea was this
Code:
Sub test()
Do
buyercomments = InputBox("Comments Please", "title", buyercomments)
'activate next line to check
'MsgBox Len(buyercomments)
If Len(buyercomments) > 255 Then MsgBox "warning"
Loop While Len(buyercomments) > 255
End Sub
but when pasting very long strings I didn't get the warning

so I tried this, just clicked "OK" in the inputbox
Code:
Sub inputbox_maxlenght()
Dim teststring

teststring = Application.Rept("0123456789", 30)
MsgBox Len(teststring)
MsgBox Len(InputBox("Comments Please", "title", teststring))
End Sub
length seems to be restricted to 254: not for you ?

kind regards,
Erik
 

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