If Left(myString, 1) = Chr$(34) Then
Msgbox "the first character in the string is a quote mark (" & Chr$(34) & ")"
if you are trying to determine whether or not the first character being typed into a textbox is a Quotation mark (") then place this code into a code window for the KeyDown event of your entry textbox:
If KeyCode = 34 then
MsgBox"HEY.....QUOTES NOT ALLOWED DUDE!!"
KeyCode = 0
Ummmm...you don't really need the Msgbox...
You can just use the KeyCode = 0. That way if the Quote is hit on the keyboard, it is simply ignored.