Here is a stupid question. I have to do some formating for a program. With this formating i need to make a box out these symbles ----------- Depending on how big the box is the number of dashes. I can i make the box grow and shrink depending the data in the box. I can get the side to work but not the top or botom line. Is there some format function that you can just multiple the single - (dash) to the number of charactors going into the box?