Posted on 2000-03-02
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
How do I use the EM_POSFROMCHAR API call?
Question by:smither030200
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Geo24 earned 200 total points
ID: 2577791
This API call is documented wrong on several places...

Do this_

Private Type POINTAPI
    X As Long
    Y As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, wParam As Any, lParam As Any) As Long

Private Const EM_POSFROMCHAR = &HD6

SendMessage Editorwindow.HtmlWindow.hwnd, EM_POSFROMCHAR, P, ByVal 12
ConvToTwipsX = P.X * Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
ConvToTwipsY = P.Y * Screen.TwipsPerPixelY

Now you have the x and y coordinates of char 12 in ConvToTwipsX and ConvToTwipsY

Take it easy

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ID: 2577801
It was really this easy... then it wasnt me´who was stupid:) thanx!!!

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