When you use an expression for a property, what Desribe returns is in
Note the double quotes which are returned in this scenario!
If the property is a simple value, Describe would return you just:
So you may check the result of the Describe function and call
Describe(Evaluate just when the first and last characters are double quotes.
In this case do not forget to pass just the expression part after the <Tab>
character, not the entire result of the Describe function.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm attempting to get the visible text value out of a text
> object in a report. If I describe the .Text attribute, I
> can get the text out, however, if the value is an expression
> I get the unevaluated string.
> I can describe the Evaluate function called with the .Text
> attribute as the argument, and this will normally return the
> evaluated text from the element.
> The problem I have encountered is when you have, for
> example, a field named "phone" and the text value of the
> text element is also the word "phone". Calling evaluate on
> this will replace the word "phone" with the phone number on
> that row when what you actually want is just the text string
> What I need is the ability to tell whether or not the text
> value of an element needs to be evaluated. Is there any way
> to obtain this information?