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How to get char height from yHeight in CHARFORMAT (using RichEdit control)

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I'm using a RichEdit control and want to figure out the number of lines in the
current window so I can automatically scroll it.  When I use MyRichEditCtrl.GetDC()->GetTextMetrics(&metric), tmHeight, etc. do not
provide me with the right numbers.  They are a little too small, even with externalLeading and so when my window gets big of course, the number of lines is off.

The RichEdit control however can also retrieve a filled in CHARFORMAT structure for the control.  I wanted to use the tmHeight as the pixel height so I can divide the ClientRect by the value to obtain the number of lines but for a normal size font I get a value of 180 which is well more than the pixel height of the font.

How then can I get the number of possible visible lines in a RichEdit control, i.e. how can I use the yHeight  value to my advantage?  Do I need to divide by some sort of SystemMetric to find the value?

Thanks,

Nick Woods
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CHARFORMAT returns height in TWIPS 1/1440th in
You want size in logical units (probably pixels)
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To convert from twips to logical units

int logpixelsy = pDC->GetDeviceCaps(LOGPIXELSY);
int pixels = MulDiv(cf.yHeight,logpixelsy,1440);

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