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Text Highighting

I have an app where I would like to highlight a section of text in an Edit box, I know how to highlight the whole text (by drawing the text), however am unsure as to how I can highlight a section.

Any Ideas?
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mattlaver
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mattlaver
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robert_marquardtCommented:
Setting the properties SelStart and SelLength is the correct way to highlight text in a TEdit. See Delphi help for a sample.
If you use a Windows edit box then send a EM_SETSEL message to the control. See Windows SDK help.
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bugrogerCommented:
hi,

try this:

// HighLightText(Edit1, 1, 3);
Procedure HighLightText(Edit : TEdit; nStart, nEnd : Integer);
Begin
 Windows.SetFocus(Edit.Handle);
 Edit.Perform(EM_SetSel, nStart-1, nEnd);
End;

GL
BUG
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Mohammed NasmanSoftware DeveloperCommented:
Hello

  Try that by send message  EM_SETSEL

  Edit1.SetFocus;
  SendMessage(Edit1.Handle, EM_SETSEL, 2, 7);

Best regards
Mohammed Nasman
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kretzschmarCommented:
and what about

Edit1.Selstart := 2;
Edit1.SelLength := 7;
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mattlaverAuthor Commented:
Thanks, should have known...
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