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how to display multi-lines in a dialog box using VC

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I'm trying to display some string in a dialog box. I use the
 CString variable and UpdateData(FALSE) to do it. But I can not get multiple lines out. They are all in one line.
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Since it looks like you're using MFC and Visual C++, do the following:

- Open the dialog for editing in the resource editor
- Right click on the troublesome edit box
- Go to properties
- Go to one of the other tabs (something like More Styles) and select "multiple lines"
- Recompile

It should work now.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask.
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Tommy Hui earned 300 total points
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You will need to make sure that your lines are separated by \r\n and NOT \n\r.

The edit control will only use \r\n as the line separator.
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Wouldn't that be better posted as comment?
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