Create A Multi-Line Text String

Learn VBA Macros From General Code Vault Snippets

What This VBA Code Does

If you want to create multiple lines of text you can either use vbNewLine or Chr(10) to simulate keying the Return (Enter) key on your keyboard.  Check out the example code below!

UPDATE: Jon Acampora kindly pointed out there are a few other constants you can use to create a new line in your VBA text string.  You can use the following in place of vbNewLine or Chr(10):

  • vbCrLf
  • vbCr
  • vbLf

Sub Multi_Line_TextString()

'PURPOSE: How To Create Multiple Lines of Text

Dim myText As String

'Use vbNewLine or Chr(10) to Simulate Hitting the 'Enter' Key
    myText = "Hello!" & vbNewLine & "I am Chris." & Chr(10) & "Goodbye!"

'Display 3 Lines of Text in a Messagebox
    MsgBox myText

End Sub

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