CRichEditCtrl with grid

Posted on 2000-03-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
My user requested me to draw grid on the CRichEditCtrl control and any typed character will be display within the grid, would it possible? How to do that?

Question by:limbe
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Expert Comment

ID: 2592541
If you are really have to draw grid on CRichEdit (can you just use grid and insert CRichEdit ctrls into cells?) then you would need to derive from CRichEditView and overwrite OnDraw() to
paint lines and paint cursor in correct cell.

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gelbert earned 100 total points
ID: 2592559

Author Comment

ID: 2594951
My CRichRditCtrl is one of the object in a form- based window, and I 've to limit the text length according to the user define size, users are allow t o change the size at run time, thus, my CRichEditCtrl has both horizontal and vertical scroll bar and auto text-formatting. Now, my user  request to has grid on the CRichEditCtrl editing area. Sounds like possible if CRichEditView, but how about CRichEditCtrl?


Author Comment

ID: 2594959
Further explanation, I meant "user defined size" is  in term of characters. Users are allow to specify how many rows and how many characters per row . Thanks.

Expert Comment

ID: 2600869
So bacisly you will have to overwrite OnPaint() of you CRichEditCtrl.

But I would suggest to modify sample which I pointed which does almost what you need it derives MFC Grid control from CWnd (in you case it would be CRichEditCtrl).

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