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I have a dialog box with a multi-line editbox control. The editbox is loaded with some data on WM_INITDIALOG. After the data is in the editbox I would like to resize the dialog and editbox so that the editbox is just big enough to view the longest line. ie: I dont want a horizontal scroll bar. Is there a function or message that can be used to get the witdth of the longest line in the editbox?
I am not using MFC.
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by:MikeP090797
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The closest to that are the EM_LINELENGTH and EM_GETLINECOUNT messages.
You have to iterate trough all lines, and check each line's lenght using EM_LINELENGTH. This way you can get the longest line
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You could create the window with a horizontal scroll bar, then call GetScrollInfo(HWND,SB_HORZ,SCROLLINFO*);
You could then use the SCROLLINFO structure member .nMax to determine the width to make your window. Then remove the scroll bar from the window.

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Using the scroll info almost works. I am off by a few pixels. Could you give more detail as to how I should calulate the width of my editbox window from the scroll info?
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Use the SetWindowPos() function to change the size of any Window.
To calculate the longest line , just get the text from the window using GetWindowText() . The control breaks the line using \r\n ( or \n , I don't remember ! ) . So you only have to extract each line from the text and do a strlen() .
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