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Hi,

I would like to add a combobox to my interface that will initially highlight a selection and include a list of options in the accompanying drop-down-list.  

I want to use the drop-down-list combobox because it does not allow users to type any information into the edit control.  However, I want to feed the combobox a string to display to the user intially using SetWindowText.  My problem is that I can't get SetWindowText to work with the drop-down-list combobox only the drop-down combo box.  Any suggestions for how I can get around this.

Thanks!
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Question by:cneaton
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by:MichaelS
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how to set the last one (for example)

// Select the last item in the combo box.
int nCount = pmyComboBox->GetCount();
if (nCount > 0)
   pmyComboBox->SetCurSel(nCount-1);


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by:cneaton
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Hi and thanks for the reply.  I actually need to extract some information from a file to display to the user in the interface.  So, I'll need to get the data from the file and then put it into the edit control.  However, the drop-down-list combobox won't let me do it.  I guess I could get the data from the file and then match it up to the available selections in the list and then set the display that way.  I was just wondering if there was an easier way.

Thanks again!
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by:Meir Rivkin
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u can change the style of the combobox on runtime from drop-down to frop-list
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by:aponcealbuerne
ID: 6182444
try with AddString
Hope helps
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sri_darr earned 800 total points
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Get the data from the file (say csData), and then

if (m_pMyCombo->FindString(csData) == CB_ERR)
{
    m_pMyCombo->AddString(csData);
}
m_pMyCombo->SelectString(-1, csData);


// Is this what u want ???
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by:cneaton
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Thanks so much, sri_darr!  This worked out great!  

I just have one note to future users,  FindString uses more than one parameter:
FindString( int nStartAfter, LPCTSTR lpszString )

Thanks again to everyone who responded!!!
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