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Error Setting PlainText value for RTF2 control

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I have an unbound RTF2 control in an Access 2003 form which I set to
show either unformatted text or else text with words and sentences
highlighted. I do this by setting the PlainText property, getting back
the rtfText and then adding the highlighting strings and resetting
rtfText as below:

sqry = "Select * from TextContent where FileID = " & ID
Set rs = CurrentDb().OpenRecordset(sqry, dbOpenSnapshot)
With rtfUnformatted
..rtfText = ""
If Form_QMeta.chkLineBreak Then
sText = rs!TextContent
Else
sText = cleanup_html(rs!TextContent)
End If
..PlainText = sText

If Not chkHighlight Then Exit Sub
sRTF = .rtfText
.....

After making some other changes to the form I find I get the message
"Property is Read-Only" when trying to set the .PlainText value. I've
tried adding the control again, changing only the font size and back
colour, but cannot see what I might have done to prevent me from
setting this property.

Any help appreciated.

Simon Kravis

Mar 22 '06 #1
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The RTF control can only display RTF encoded text. If you want to simply
display plain text then wrap your plain text within the required RTF
encoding.

Here's a previous post of mine on a related issue.
http://groups.google.ca/group/micros...46dace11b9fd7e
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Let me know how you make out.

Make sure your Form has:
A TextBox control named txtComment bound to the Comment field(just o you can
see the RTF encoding)
an RTF2 control bound to the Comment field
A CommandButton named cmdRTF
In your References, make sure the ref to DAO is higher in the list than ADO.
Place this code behind the Command Button.
Private Sub CmdRTF_Click()
On Error GoTo Err_CmdRTF_Click
Dim sRTFdata As String
Dim sHeader As String
Dim sText As String
sHeader =
"{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttb l{\f0\fnil\fcharset0
Arial;}}"
sHeader = sHeader & "{\colortbl
;\red0\green0\blue0;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\cf1\fs24"
' I could have shortened the code but I wanted you(and others I refer to
this posting) to see what is happening at every step.
With Me.RecordsetClone
' Move to first record
.MoveFirst
' Loop until all records are processed
' This example uses a field named "Comment"
' Note this is the name of the FIELD not the
' name of the TextBox control bound to this field
Do While Not .EOF
.Edit
sText = IIf(IsNull(.Fields("Comment")), "", .Fields("Comment"))
' See if field is empty
If Len(sText & vbNullString) = 0 Then
sRTFdata = sHeader & "}"
Else
sRTFdata = sHeader & sText & "\par }"
End If
' Save our RTF encoded string back to Comment field
.Fields("Comment") = sRTFdata
.Update
' Move to next record
.MoveNext
Loop
End With
Exit_CmdRTF_Click:
Exit Sub
Err_CmdRTF_Click:
MsgBox Err.Description
Resume Exit_CmdRTF_Click
End Sub
--

HTH
Stephen Lebans
http://www.lebans.com
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I have an unbound RTF2 control in an Access 2003 form which I set to
show either unformatted text or else text with words and sentences
highlighted. I do this by setting the PlainText property, getting back
the rtfText and then adding the highlighting strings and resetting
rtfText as below:

sqry = "Select * from TextContent where FileID = " & ID
Set rs = CurrentDb().OpenRecordset(sqry, dbOpenSnapshot)
With rtfUnformatted
.rtfText = ""
If Form_QMeta.chkLineBreak Then
sText = rs!TextContent
Else
sText = cleanup_html(rs!TextContent)
End If
.PlainText = sText

If Not chkHighlight Then Exit Sub
sRTF = .rtfText
....

After making some other changes to the form I find I get the message
"Property is Read-Only" when trying to set the .PlainText value. I've
tried adding the control again, changing only the font size and back
colour, but cannot see what I might have done to prevent me from
setting this property.

Any help appreciated.

Simon Kravis

Mar 23 '06 #2

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