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DBMemo and the dead Return key

Posted on 1997-08-18
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Delphi has been easy for me to learn so far. But I seem to be stuck with what seems to me a very simple problem.  I cannot seem to get a DBMemo control to allow using the Enter key to go to a new line within the memo.  When I hit the enter key I get no response.  I have noticed that when I hit Ctrl+Enter it does got to a new line.  Events OnKeyPress, and OnKeyDown do not capture the Enter key, but OnKeyUp does.  How can I make this work?  If
I capture the Enter key in the OnKeyUp event how would I make it go to a new line?  Is there a property or flag that can be set somewhere that changes this behavior?
  This seems to me like a function that should work without any coding. It lets you do wordwrap by simply setting a property, why is hitting enter to go to a new line so damn hard? I have worked on this for 2 days and have
gotten nowhere.

Thanks for your help,

Frustrated newbie

PS This is Delphi 1.0 (Application must run on Win 3.1)

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fsanchez earned 50 total points
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Try using the property WantReturns. It is published for TMemo, but not fot TDBMemo.
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by:lbrowning
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I tried using the TMemo setting the WantReturns to true instead of the TDBMemo as you suggested, but it didn't work.  I also have the KeyPreview on the form set on as many others have suggested.  Do you have any other ideas?
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