Display large text file


Licensed User
Excuse me if this is a very obvious question - I'm a beginner!

If I have a text file of several thousand characters, what's the best way of displaying it on the screen. Is there a control to use so that it looks like notepad, with scroll bars to scroll up and down the text?

Many thanks for any help :)


Active Member
Licensed User
Would a multiline text box work for your application?

You could also place a label (with your text) on a panel, and use a scrollbar to move the panel up and down.

I find it helpful to know the goal or intended use of the program - what are you trying to accomplish?