Easy Inserting Special Characters in Data Entry Forms
If you have a form which users need to insert foreign characters
or scientific symbols on and don't want to teach them all the special char codes
for those characters then this piece of code shows you how to get a combo box
with those characters in that will append the character to the last field
the user was in.
Take the form where you want this special feature. Add a combo
box and call it PickSymbol. For its change event enter the following code.
|Private Sub PickSymbol_Change()
On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
Dim ctl As Control
Dim txt As String
Set ctl = Screen.PreviousControl
txt = ctl.Value
txt = txt & PickSymbol.Text
ctl.Value = txt
Set ctl = Nothing
MsgBox "The previous field " & ctl.Name
& " cannot have " _
character appended to
Set the row source type to value list and the row source to "Ë";"Á";"á"
or whatever characters you want to include from the character map utility.
When you run the form, type in a field and then choose a symbol from the
combo box which will then be inserted at the end of whatever you typed and the
focus set back to that control.