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Hi..great idea!Just found this site.
Anyway , I'm a novice just fumbling my way through OWL using TurboC++ & OWL 2.5 to learn.
My question is:
I want to use a dialog box as the main window.
I prepared the dialog box in the resource editor as I have for other dialog and used this as the main window (TFrameWindow & TDialog client).
It displays on the screen as it should but HOW do I communicate with the controls???
Only have 3 TStatic (used to display relevant data AFTER a file is opened) and a TEdit box for user input.
What approach should I be taking to communicate with these controls??
Txs.
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Question by:dooley090698
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You should use a TMyDialog class that is derived from TDialog and uses the IDD_ value for your Resource Editor designed dialog as parameter for the constructor.
In the TMyDialog class you can create the objects for your controls like TStatic and TEdit. Then you can communicate with them.

TStatic *my_info_1 = new TStatic(this, IDS_MYINFO1);
TEdit *my_edit = new TEdit(this, IDE_MYEDIT, ...);

my_info_1->SetText("Hello");
etc.

For reacting to events you need message maps and eventhandler functions.
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by:kollipara
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#include <owl\owlpch.h>

Hi dooley this may help you :

First declare a class of type TDialog with members as the controls which you want when the dialog comes up as shown below:

class TDialogWindow : public TDialog
{
 public:
  TDialogWindow() :
       TDialog(0, 1)
  { StaticText = new
            TStatic(this, 101);
      EditText = new
            TEdit(this, 102);}
 protected:
  TStatic* StaticText;
  TEdit* EditText;

 
  void DoEditText()
  { //
     StaticText->SetText("Hello")
     //This is  an  example function in which you can do what            //ever processing you want
 }

  DECLARE_RESPONSE_TABLE(TDialogWindow);
};

DEFINE_RESPONSE_TABLE1(TDialogWindow, TDialog)
 EV_EN_CHANGE(102, DoEditText),
END_RESPONSE_TABLE;

class DialogApplication : public TApplication
{
 public:
  void InitMainWindow()
  { BOOL ShrinkToClient = TRUE;
       SetMainWindow(new TFrameWindow(0,
            "Example Main Dialog",
            new TDialogWindow(),
            ShrinkToClient));
       GetMainWindow()->Attr.Style &=
            ~(WS_THICKFRAME | WS_MAXIMIZEBOX);
  }
};

int OwlMain(int, char**)
{ return DialogApplication().Run(); }
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