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Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications includes a number of intrinsic constants that you can use in macro code to insert certain formatting characters, such as tabs, line feeds, and carriage returns. This article contains information about using these constants and about issues that may occur when you use them.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)The constants referred to in the "Summary" section are listed in the following table.
You can use these constants anywhere in Visual Basic code that you want them to appear. For example, you can use them to display a multi-line message in a message box, as in the following example:
Constant Definition ------------------------------------------------------------------- vbBack A backspace character [Chr(8)] vbCr A carriage return [Chr(13)] vbCrLf A carriage return and line feed [Chr(13) + Chr(10)] vbLf A linefeed [Chr(10)] vbNewLine A platform-specific new line character, either [Chr(13) + Chr(10)] or [Chr(13)] vbNullChar A null character of value 0 [Chr(0)] vbNullString A string of value 0 [no Chr code]; note that this is not the same as "" vbTab A tab character [Chr(9)]
Make sure that you do not enclose the constants in quotation marks; if you do, the constants appear in the text string instead of as the characters that they represent.
When you use these constants, you may notice the following issues.
Text Boxes and CellsIn Excel 2000, if you use these constants when you insert text into a text box or into a cell, a square character may appear in the text box or cell. This behavior occurs if you use any of the following constants:
Message Boxes (MsgBox)All of the constants listed in this article work correctly when used in a MsgBox, with the exception of the following:
Article ID: 211774 - Last Review: November 23, 2006 - Revision: 3.5
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