Charlotte, NC, United States (December 1, 1998) - TX Text Control, the complete development tool for creating comprehensive text-based applications, has been newly upgraded to version 6.0. TX Text Control is a powerful programming component which includes a low-level API and an easy to use OCX and allows developers to easily add into their application sophisticated text formatting and display capabilities typically seen only in large word processing programs. In version 6.0, new features make Text Control more flexible and improve Text Control's usability for both developer and enduser.

New Toolbar

Text Control's toolbar can now be switched between the old-style 3D look, and a modern flat display, allowing your application to have an updated and uniform look and feel.

Database Support

The new SaveToMemory and LoadFromMemory methods offer a more flexible approach to database programming. Text can be stored in any of the supported formats, in any programming language, and in any type of database. The new methods enable developers to easily copy data from a Text Control to a string variable or memory buffer, or from one control to another.

Table Properties

In earlier versions, many of the formatting functions for tables were only available through a dialog box. Version 6 has comprehensive properties for all table attributes, allowing full programmatic control over the layout and the contents of each of a table's cells.


The 32 bit version of Text Control 6 supports Unicode, which enables the building of applications that will not only run on American and European versions of Windows, but also on Japanese, Chinese, and other far-eastern WIndows versions (95, 98, and NT).

External Resource File

Text Control's built-in dialog boxes are available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. In addition, developers can translate the resource file, and create a fully localized application in any language.

Optional Word Filter

The Word Filter, which is now available as an add-on, enables the loading and saving of files directly in the .DOC file format of Microsoft Word 97. All available Text Control features are supported, including the addition of tables, images, and OLE objects.

New Find and Replace

Developers can now call find and replace methods with or without using a dialog box.


All programs written for Text Control 5 will work without modification with the new version 6. In addition, Text Control 6 is fully compatible with Microsoft Visual Basic and C++, version 6, and with Borland's Delphi 4.

Text Control Features Overview

  • Versions
    TX Text Control includes both 16 and 32-bit ActiveX Control (OCX), and 16 and 32- bit DLL). Source code and VBX version available
  • Sup. Environments
    Visual Basic 1.0 to 6.0, Delphi 1.0 to 4.0, VisualC++ 1.5x to 6.0, Borland C++, PowerBuilder, Visual FoxPro, Access and many more
  • Zoom: Zoom factor is adjustable from 10 to 400%
    all functions remain available. Full-page view - even on 14 inch monitors
  • File Formats
    Load and save ASCII, RTF and HTML, or copy via the clipboard. Optional filter for Word 97 files available
  • Images / OLE objects
    Images and OLE Objects can be inserted as a character within a line of text, or as a fixed positioned object. Filters for TIFF, BMP, GIF, JPEG and WMF are included, other formats are available
  • Find and Replace
    Built-in dialog boxes for find and replace
  • Paragraph Formatting
    Paragraph indents left, right, top, bottom, and first line are available, as well as four types of tab, paragraph frames, alignment left, right, centered and justified. Line spacing in mm or %
  • Table Formatting
    Built-in dialog box for setting table frames, cell shading, and distance between text and table frame
  • Macro fields
    For easy implementation of mail merge and hypertext
  • Undo and Redo
    Separate undo and redo methods for insertion, deletion and formatting
  • Sample Programs
    Word processor, forms filler, bound control, headers and footers, mail merge, bookmarks, hypertext viewer, desktop publishing, WWW browser