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ACC2000: How to Force a New Line in a MsgBox Message

This article was previously published under Q209791
Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.

For a Microsoft Access 2002 version of this article, see 281670.
If you want to force a new line in a message box, you can include either:
  • The Visual Basic for Applications Constant for a carriage return and line feed, vbCrLf.

  • The character codes for a carriage return and line feed, Chr(13) & Chr(10).
For example, if you had the message
NOTICE: This is an Important Message!
and, you wanted the message to be displayed as
This is an Important Message!
you would enter the message as a string expression as in either of the following examples.
  • Example Using the Visual Basic for Applications Constant:
    MsgBox "NOTICE:" & vbCrLf & "This is an Important Message!"					
  • Example Using the Character Codes:
    MsgBox "NOTICE:" & Chr(13) & Chr(10) & "This is an Important Message!"					
You can also use this technique to provide multiple lines in a text box on a form.

For more information about character codes, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type Chr() in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.

Article ID: 209791 - Last Review: 07/15/2004 15:07:09 - Revision: 2.2

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