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Ive been developing a text editor (Im working with CRichEditView as my base class) and I wanted to use the OVR text in the status bar. Now, I managed to make it light up when you hit the INSERT key and turn off, but it always inserts even if the OVR is turned on. For this I used the CCmdUI Enable() function. My question is, how do I make it INSERT or OVERSTRIKE the text while enabling or desabling OVR in the status bar?
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midthune earned 200 total points
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First, make a bool member of your view class "m_Insert"

void CMyAppView::OnUpdateIns(CCmdUI* pCmdUI)
{
    CString string;

    if( m_Insert )
        string = "INS";
    else
        string = "OVR";

    pCmdUI->SetText( string );
}


void CMyAppView::OnKeyDown(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags)
{
    if( nChar == VK_INSERT )
        m_Insert = !m_Insert;

    CRichEditView::OnKeyDown(nChar, nRepCnt, nFlags);
}

Your problem may be the last line above... are you calling the base-class implementation of OnKeyDown even when the insert key is pressed?
Actually, you might want to do all this in your MainFrame if you are using an MDI...
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by:VisualLR
ID: 1316035
Im having problems inplementing the code you've given me... first I get an error that says I can't access CRichEditView::OnKeyDown cause it's a protected memeber. And my other problem is how do I write the messages for these functions (the ON_COMMAND's)? I understand what OnUpdateIns does perfectly, Im not quite certain on what OnKeyDown does... or what parameters to use and how. Thanks.
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by:midthune
ID: 1316036
Try putting the code in your view class. Use the Class Wizard to create a handler for WM_KEYDOWN and put the code in the generated function. The code in OnKeyDown just turns your bool m_Insert from true to false or false to true. You'll have to write in your own message map entries for OnUpdateIns.
ON_UPDATE_COMMAND_UI(ID_INDICATOR_INS, OnUpdateIns) in view.cpp
afx_msg void OnUpdateIns(CCmdUI* pCmdUI); in view.h
This is assuming that your status bar has an indicator called ID_INDICATOR_INS.
Initialize the ID_INDICATOR_INS to "OVR" (because it's wider, if you set it to "INS" then "OVR" won't fit in the box) by setting it in your string table. Then, in your view constructor set m_Insert to TRUE.
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