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Is there a way to convert the Rect.Left, Rect.Top values to the SelStart value of the TMemo??

PS: The Rect value is the position of the character in the TMemo

Thanks in Advance
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by:ronit051397
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Rect.Left of what?
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by:test031097
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Ronit...

The Rect.Left is the X position of the character from the Memo itself and Rect.Top is the Y position


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by:itamar
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Perhaps, if you explain the objective of that we could help you further. It seems to me that Experts are having some trouble to understand your question.
Dou you want to change the selected area of a memo, or smth like that... ?

Bye,
Itamar
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by:test031097
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Ok...

Actually, I'm using the TColorMemo (Version 2.0) component from Baltic Solutions and I used it to highlight some HTML Tags

Here's the problem...
I need to highlight the keywords (eg. FACE=, SIZE=) only if it's inside a HTML tag

The component has a DrawKey event that is called whenever a keyword needs to be highlighted and that event only provides the pointer to the keyword and the rectangular area that the keyword occupies...

What I need to do is to get the position of the keyword so that I can used it to check whether it is inside the HTML Tags and then do the necessary stuff

I hope it is clear enough





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Is this control descent from TMemo?
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by:test031097
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Ronit...

I don't know whether this control is a descendant of TMemo
but it does have most properties of it (Eg, SelStart, SelLength, GetTextLen)


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by:ronit051397
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I really don't understand what you mean. This is all I can help:

to get the character index by coordinates, call:
lo(ColorMemo1.perform(EM_CHARFROMPOS,0, makelparam(Rect.Left, Rect.Top)));

to get the line index by coordinates, call:
hi(ColorMemo1.perform(EM_CHARFROMPOS,0, makelparam(Rect.Left, Rect.Top)));

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by:test031097
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What I need is the Position of the character from the text in the Memo.. (Eg, 0 - First character)


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by:ronit051397
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the character index is the position of the character. See API's help.
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ronit...
Your previous answer works! :-)

Could you please repost the answer so that I can give u the points?

Thanks


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OK...
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