TextOut problem

Posted on 2001-07-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
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I wanna make a TextOut on my screen, but it will only print "Hello#World"

and I can't get the newline to work in the TextOut() function. I want to make use of the \n feature in CString, does I have to use another function to do so, or how can I solve my problem so I can make a print like this

World ?

Question by:win32
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for a good tutorial on how to do text.  But the bottom line is that TextOut does not understand the newline (\n) character.  Use DrawText instead as it's a higher-level text output function that has greater capabilities.
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sedgwick earned 50 total points
ID: 6252952
use DrawText insatead of TextOut:


good luck
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Expert Comment

ID: 6253457
You'll have to use "\r\n" to issue a line break, e.g.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6253811
One very rarely needs to use TextOut when working with MFC.  

Unless you are writing the low-level guts of a special control, you are much better off creating an Edit Control  or a Static Control and just using SetWindowText().

-- Dan

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