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    Insert symbol into text box - in the active textbox where the mouse cursor is located

    Insert symbol into text box - in the active textbox where the mouse cursor is located:

    I have code :

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    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    Dim doClip As DataObject
    Dim bulletStr As String
    Set doClip = New DataObject
    bulletStr = " "
    doClip.SetText bulletStr
    doClip.PutInClipboard
    With Me.TextBox1
    .Paste
    .SetFocus
    End With
    End Sub

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    An I have 5 textbox . VBA Code from above is work only for "TextBox1"....but if I select TextBox 2 ( or other ) and give click on button....also in my textbox1 inserts the symbol. I do not know how to do this process to see the textbox I've selected with the mouse, and to insert my symbol when I press the insert button.

    Can you help me with that ?

    Please, see my file in attach.

    Thank you in advance,

    BogdanInsert-Simbols-Copy.xlsb

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    Try this


    Option Explicit
    Dim oTextbox As MSForms.TextBox
    
    Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
        Dim doClip    As DataObject
        Dim bulletStr As String
        Set doClip = New DataObject
        bulletStr = "? "
        doClip.SetText bulletStr
        doClip.PutInClipboard
    
    '    With Me.TextBox1    '   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< what did you expect
        With oTextbox
            .Paste
            .SetFocus
        End With
    
    End Sub
    
    
    
    
    Private Sub TextBox1_Enter()
        Set oTextbox = TextBox1
    End Sub
    Private Sub TextBox2_Enter()
        Set oTextbox = TextBox2
    End Sub
    Private Sub TextBox3_Enter()
        Set oTextbox = TextBox3
    End Sub
    Private Sub TextBox4_Enter()
        Set oTextbox = TextBox4
    End Sub
    Private Sub TextBox5_Enter()
        Set oTextbox = TextBox5
    End Sub
    Private Sub TextBox6_Enter()
        Set oTextbox = TextBox6
    End Sub
    Paul

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    Mac Moderator VBAX Guru mikerickson's Avatar
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    If this is in a userform and if you set the .TakeFocusOnClick property of the CommandButton to False, you could use the userform's ActiveControl property to determine which Textbox has the focus.

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    Thank you for your sugestion. You are most welcome!

    Bogdan

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