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"Character mode" control?

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Just wondering if it's possible (easy?) to create a "character mode" control
that can be included onto a form.

Basically I'm looking for a text mode control that uses a fixed width font
that will support multiple foreground colours. If it supports copy/paste
from the mouse it would be a bonus. The important thing is that is should be
fast.

Trying to emulate it with a textbox just won't cut it.

I'm sure it's possible to use GDI and BitBlt functions, etc. as I touch on
it briefly when I used VB6. I'm not sure even where to begin with VB.Net
2K3.

Thanks!
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Noozer,

It sounds for me if you are looking for the richtextbox

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...classtopic.asp

However I am not complete sure

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #2

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"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
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Noozer,

It sounds for me if you are looking for the richtextbox


Nope... not even close to fast enough. Also the support for a richtextbox in
DotNet is so limited that I would never even consider using one.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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Noozer,

The way you writing about it, gives me the idea you have seen it somewhere
else and are refering to that.

When that is done, than it is mostly impossible for persons who did not see
that to give answers.

First what do you mean with Character mode.
Are you referencing to a kind of Telnet or TeleType Application?

However when it is that and the Richttextbox is to slow for that, than I
think that drawing functions only will be slower.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #4

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What do you mean by Character Mode Control? I have some examples of using
BitBlt in Vb.Net but I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for.

"Noozer" wrote:
Just wondering if it's possible (easy?) to create a "character mode" control
that can be included onto a form.

Basically I'm looking for a text mode control that uses a fixed width font
that will support multiple foreground colours. If it supports copy/paste
from the mouse it would be a bonus. The important thing is that is should be
fast.

Trying to emulate it with a textbox just won't cut it.

I'm sure it's possible to use GDI and BitBlt functions, etc. as I touch on
it briefly when I used VB6. I'm not sure even where to begin with VB.Net
2K3.

Thanks!

Nov 21 '05 #5

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"Dennis" <De****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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What do you mean by Character Mode Control? I have some examples of using
BitBlt in Vb.Net but I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for.
I'm trying to add telnet/vt100 terminal functionality into a VB DotNet
application that I'm creating. Using a textbox or richtextbox is too slow
and does not lend itself well to this.

I'm looking for some pointers to emulate a text window, much like a DOS
window, that is as fast as possible.
"Noozer" wrote:
Just wondering if it's possible (easy?) to create a "character mode" control that can be included onto a form.

Basically I'm looking for a text mode control that uses a fixed width font that will support multiple foreground colours. If it supports copy/paste
from the mouse it would be a bonus. The important thing is that is should be fast.

Trying to emulate it with a textbox just won't cut it.

I'm sure it's possible to use GDI and BitBlt functions, etc. as I touch on it briefly when I used VB6. I'm not sure even where to begin with VB.Net
2K3.

Thanks!

Nov 21 '05 #6

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