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VB: Display 3-D text in your program

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This week's Visual Basic e-newsletter explains how to display 3-D text in your program. Does this tip provide information that will be useful in your development environment?

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Cool, but why do I need to click twice?

by rayhaimson In reply to VB: Display 3-D text in y ...

I copied your code into a project and the 3D effect is cool. But it doesn't show up until I click the button a second time. I tried adding a me.Refresh & a Do Events, but it did no good. What would I need to do to use this on form load?

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3-D text

by peter In reply to Cool, but why do I need t ...

If you entered the code properly the text will show up with only one click of the button.

To use this technique in Form_Load you must set the form's AutoRedraw property to True. You should do this anyway to make the text persistent (so it will not disappear if the form is covered then uncovered).

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