An EditBox - "Half hidden and Half Active"!!!?
Posted on 2000-03-08
I am a student. 'am developing an application for my college. I am using VC++6.0 as the front end and SQLServer 6.5 as the back end.
One of the forms in the application has 12 fields for filling in specific data. Now i want to include an edit box for the purpose of "comments" to be filled by the users. And this application shall serve mutliple users. Each user opens the same form and makes some changes to certain fields and he adds his comments finally, in the edit box.
Now, as a measure of security, i want to hide the comments given by an earlier user in the editbox. Now, I mean, i want to hide "only" the comments given by the earlier user, but, now the editbox must be active for the next user to add on his own comments(this is basically to ensure that the latest user doesn't changes the comments added by the earlier user, but can c the other users comments existing in the edit box).
Now my question is , Is this possible using an EditBox? If not, is there any other control or mechanism to implement this. How can i store or implement this "commentsfield" in the database for such kind of retrieval wherein the editbox is half hidden(with the comments by the earlier user visible but not in write mode) and half active(for the new user to enter his comments, "all in the same editbox"??