How to Make Edit Control Read Only

I have created a View Drived from FormView. Also I have Inserted a
Edit Box from Resource Editor on My Dialog/Form. Now i want to
make the Edit Control Read Only at RunTime(by code not on Intial Setting).
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put what ever text u want to put into the edit box like
then disable it using

here m_edit is the member variable of ur edit control.add this where ever u want to make it read only.


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Hi kakamna,

To RAVID: what your code does is makeing a edit box disabled, which is not exactly the same as read-only: In a read-only edit box the user can still select the text and copy it to the clipboard, in a disabled edit box the user cannot select any text.

To set a edit box to read-only just use the CEdit::SetReadOnly() function, i.e.:

m_edit.SetReadOnly( TRUE );

hope that helps,


u can also use


to get the read only property

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