This is in line with my thread "what vb6 component is this ?" but I am not using yet the RTBCompose example given by Dilletante. Thanks again for that example Dilletante.

So I have created the toolbox to modify the text character's boldness, italic, alignment, font size, font type, etc.

So I make the text character in the RichTextBox to Bold, with font size 20, then I save the richtextbox content to database but when I retrieve it, the formatted bold and font size 20 of the content is not restored upon presentation back to the richtextbox. What to do ?