Which is better to use: RichTextBox vs TextBox

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  • I'm working on an app that uses two RichTextBoxes right now. With all the issues that seem to come with he richtextboxes I'm thinking about scraping them and just going with a plain Jane text box. What does everyone else think?
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:53 PM

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  • These controls really aren't meant to replace each other - they have very different purposes.


    I recommend using a TextBox when a TextBox will work.  If you are just looking for a way to enter text, a TextBox is the way to go.

    If you need Rich Text support, then use a RichTextBox.



    Reed Copsey, Jr. -
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    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 4:25 PM