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    Post Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    I'm looking to make a word wrap menu item on my Windows Form Application, much (exactly) like the Word wrap button on Notepad. I basically want a button to 'wrap' (automatically start a new line of text when getting to the end of the textbox) and 'unwrap' (line continues when it reaches the end of the text box).
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    Re: Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    Have you consulted the documentation on the WordWrap property: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dot...xbase.wordwrap

    The TextBox's Multiline property must be true, but you can toggle the WordWrap property to turn it off an on.

    One option is to use a CheckBox control, set the appearance to Button, then in the CheckChange event use the following code:
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    Private Sub CheckBoxWordWrap_CheckChanged(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles CheckBoxWordWrap.CheckChanged
        MyTextBox.WordWrap = CheckBoxWordWrap.Checked
    End Sub

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    Re: Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    Thank you for your answer, but apologies - I meant making word wrap a menu item like on Notepad, not a button.
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    Re: Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    You can use the menustrip control :https://docs.microsoft.com/fr-fr/dot...p?view=net-5.0

    you can find it in the designer tool box tag : menu and tools bar (or something like that)
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    Re: Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    The property stays the same, even the Checked property stays the same. You can use the exact code that I provided you, swap out CheckBoxWordWrap with the name of your MenuItem, and set the CheckOnClick property of the MenuItem to true.

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    Re: Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    Ah great, thank you for your help!

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    Re: Making a 'Word wrap' button in VB

    Thank you!

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