Changing the Style of an Edit Control in Run-time!

Posted on 2000-05-01
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The application is a MFC dialog based one. In run-time, I need to change the style of an edit control from ES_LEFT to ES_CENTER! What function should I use to do it?
Thank you!
Question by:nkhbeik
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V_Bapat earned 60 total points
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According to MSDN, "After the edit control has been created, these styles cannot be modified."

But, some of the edit control styles can be modified after creation. These are:
1. ES_LOWERCASE, ES_NUMBER, ES_OEMCONVERT, ES_UPPERCASE and ES_WANTRETURN styles which can be changed using SetWindowLong(),
2. for ES_PASSWORD use the EM_SETPASSWORDCHAR message and
3. for ES_READONLY use EM_SETREADONLY message.


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