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Programmatically highlight text in CEdit

Posted on 2001-06-18
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This should be easy.  I've got a Edit Box in a dialog. In OnInitialUpdate(), I set the text of the edit box, and I would like it to to appear selected initally.

m_strText = "Test";
UpdateData(FALSE);
m_edit.SetSel(0, -1);

The text shows up, but is not highlighted.
Any ideas?

Thanks,
Marcus
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by:ambience
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your CEdit may not be focused when you are trying to set the selection
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do you see no highlight whereas the carets inside the box ?
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DanRollins earned 50 total points
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>>Edit Box in a dialog. In OnInitialUpdate(), I set the text ...

Do you mean in OnInitDialog() ??  If so, there is a bit of a quirk that could be in play here -- you will see one result in NT/2K and one in Win9x.  The simplest solution is to make the Edit box the first itme in the dialog (first in the tab order -- ask and I'll explaine)

Next, have you ever noticed that the ClassWizard may put some text like:

 return TRUE;  // return TRUE  unless you set the focus to a control


So, try this in OnInitDialog():
1) Set Focus to the Edit control -- use cMyEdit.SetFocus()
2) Set the selection -- as you hav shown
3) return FALSE

let me know what happnes.

-- Dan


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by:marcus78
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Dan - Thanks!  That was it, and yes I did mean OnInitDialog().  Thanks for the catch.

Marcus
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good shot Dan ! thats four the moment it left the bat :)
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