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Posted on 1998-08-15
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Part of my program has to get information from a dialog box and format and display the information into the current document.  This is easy using SetWindowText().  The only problem is that I must create an obsurd number of CStrings in the formatting process and I get memory reading errors.  If the answer is use GetWindowText, what kind of type declaration should be used for the buffer that will hold the window's text?  Is there a better way to do this?  Also, is there a way to GetWindowText relative to the cursor so something could be displayed at the cursor location.  

Example:

CString fubar = GetWindowTextBeforeCursor();
CString  marsupial = "text";
CString foo = GetWindowTextAfterCursor();
CString alltogethernow = fubar + marsupial + foo;
SetWindowText(alltogethernow);

Is there any way to do this?
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Question by:Jothanin
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erajoj earned 60 total points
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Hi,
If it's an editbox you're referring to, then just use ReplaceSel in this case:

  pEdit1->ReplaceSel( "text" );

/// John
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