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Rich Edit control in dialog box

Environment: VC++ 5.0, Win NT 4.0

I have a problem with my application.  I initially created it with CEdit controls in a modal dialog box, but now I want to convert the CEdit controls to rich edit controls instead.  However, when I add a "Rich Edit" with the dialog editor, my application doesn't start anymore without providing any error message.  It fails to create the initial dialog box, even if I don't change any of the CEdit's and only add one small "Rich Edit".  What am I doing wrong?
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Claus
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Claus
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chensuCommented:
If you are using a rich edit control in a dialog box (regardless whether your application is SDI, MDI, or dialog-based), you must call AfxInitRichEdit once before the dialog box is displayed. A typical place to call this function is in your program’s InitInstance member function. You do not need to call it for each time you display the dialog box, only the first time. You do not have to call AfxInitRichEdit if you are working with CRichEditView.
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ClausAuthor Commented:
I tried to put AfxInitRichEdit in OnInitDialog of the main dialog box both before and after its call to ::OnInitDialog, but it didn't help.  My application still doesn't start and gives no explanation or errorcode.

/Claus

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chensuCommented:
Put it in the InitInstance of your CWinApp class.
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