1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 10:24 AM by philmodjunk

    Scroll bar for read only textbox



      Scroll bar for read only textbox


           I want to show vertical scroll bar in text box.This text box is ready only mean Enter browse mode is not mark.How to perform this .

           When I mark Include vertical scroll bar->if this text box is not read only then its shows scroll bar if I select it as ready only then nothing is happen.

        • 1. Re: Scroll bar for read only textbox

               You have to be able to enter the field before the scroll bar appears so, as you have discovered, denying browse mode access also prevents the scroll bar from working.

               Here's a work around that I use:

               Define a field of type calculation with text as the result type. If your text field is named TheText, your calculation expression would look like this:


               In other words, the name of the original text field is the only thing you put into the specify calculation dialog.

               Then put this calculation field on your layout and allow browse mode access. Now you can select the scroll bar, but since this is a calculation field, it still cannot be edited by the user.