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Fast fixed width font text window using VB.Net

I need a fast "console" type control. Basically a textbox that uses a fixed
width font and can be configured for a specific width and height. I may need
to apply colour and double width & height fonts as well. This is for a VT
terminal emulator.

I had done some investigation with VB6 and using the GDI to provide a fast
interface to create a custom control... Before I end up going this route, is
there anything in VB.Net that could help?

Thanks!
Nov 20 '05 #1
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* "Noozer" <po********@127.0.0.1> scripsit:
I need a fast "console" type control. Basically a textbox that uses a fixed
width font and can be configured for a specific width and height. I may need
to apply colour and double width & height fonts as well. This is for a VT
terminal emulator.

I had done some investigation with VB6 and using the GDI to provide a fast
interface to create a custom control... Before I end up going this route, is
there anything in VB.Net that could help?


Did you have a look at the RichTextBox control?

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Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
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Nov 20 '05 #2

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* "Noozer" <po********@127.0.0.1> scripsit:
I need a fast "console" type control. Basically a textbox that uses a fixed width font and can be configured for a specific width and height. I may need to apply colour and double width & height fonts as well. This is for a VT terminal emulator.

I had done some investigation with VB6 and using the GDI to provide a fast interface to create a custom control... Before I end up going this route, is there anything in VB.Net that could help?


Did you have a look at the RichTextBox control?


Yup... it's too slow and doesn't have the flexibility I need. Formatting is
secondary to functionality at the moment.

Thanks!
Nov 20 '05 #3
"Noozer" <po********@127.0.0.1> schrieb
Did you have a look at the RichTextBox control?


Yup... it's too slow and doesn't have the flexibility I need.
Formatting is secondary to functionality at the moment.


Which user can read faster than the RTB can display text?
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Armin

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Nov 20 '05 #4

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