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Basics of VB Programming

  • November 19, 2002
  • By Sam Huggill
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The input box is a useful way of getting the user to input a string or other data type.

Input boxes can be called like this:

InputBox Prompt, Title, DefaultValue

The prompt is the same for the message box and so is the title, the default value can be left as blank if you don't want anything to appear. e.g.

InputBox "This is a test.","Title","Hi there!"

The InputBox always returns a string data type, so in some circumstances you may want to convert it to a number. To do this you can use the Val() function. e.g.

Val(InputBox("This is a test.","Title","9"

This would return the string value of 9 as an integer value.

You may want to check if the input from the user is nothing, or hasn't changed. e.g.

Dim sText
Dim sValue
sValue="Hi there!"
sText=InputBox("This is a test.","Title",sValue)
'Check for nothing
If sText="" Then Msgbox "No text"
'Check for no change
If sText=sValue Then Msgbox "No change."




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