CEdit

Hi!
i have a CEdit object in my CDialog.
This CEdit object is a MULTILINE style.

now i want to add a string to this CEdit.

i don't want to use SetWindowText function because this function erase the previous text that my CEdit contain.

   
How can i add a string into CEdit without erasing the previous one.

any help will be appriciate.
    Guy Eliyahu.
GEliyahuAsked:
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DanRollinsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Don't forget to put this line:

m_ctlEdit.SetSel(-1,-1);

It sets the cursor to the end of the text.  Then the new text will be added to the end of the existing text.

-- Dan
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Vinayak KumbarSr Program ManagerCommented:
Hi,

Just a try...

How about sending WM_CHAR messages???? Like

char chTemp[10];
strcpy(hTemp, "Hello");

int nChar = 0;
for(int nIndex = 0; nIndex < strlen(chTemp); nIndex++)
{
    nChar = chTemp[nIndex];
    m_MyEditCtrl.SendMessage(WM_CHAR, nChar);
}

Try it out.....
VinExpert
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GEliyahuAuthor Commented:
Your code is not functioning as well..
and besides...don't you think that a function like AddWindowText() that similat to SetWindowText, is exist?
 
one solution that i came up with is..

m_Edit.GetWindowText(String);
String+="Hello";
m_Edit.SetWindowText(String);

But if i will have a string with a million charachters...
why do i have to deal with SetWindowText function instead of just adding a text...
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Vinayak KumbarSr Program ManagerCommented:
Hi,

U want to add the new text line by line? In that case CListBox is a best option, where in can add a new text entry in new line using AddString(...) function of CListBox without altering or handling the old data. There is no straight way to do that in CEdit control.

VinExpert
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GEliyahuAuthor Commented:
I cant use lisr ctrl because it's not a line by line exactly.
some times i had to enter a real long sentece to the CEdit and a list ctrl is not a good place to store a line like this.

Remark: This CEdit is actually a similar to a log file.

i enter there a notification to a user.

GEliyahu.
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Vinayak KumbarSr Program ManagerCommented:
Hi,

I suggested the List box not the list control..... Usually I preffer a list box for the information box as I can go on adding the new status strings as and when the events occure.

VinExpert
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CriusCommented:
There is no AddWindowText(), but your solution of GetWindowText() and SetWindowText() is the standard way.
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DanRollinsCommented:
You must use the SetSel and ReplaceSel like so:

m_ctlEdit.SetSel(-1,-1); // cursor to end of last line
m_ctlEdit.ReplaceSel( "this text is added!\n" );

-- Dan
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GEliyahuAuthor Commented:
Nice solution!
But the only problem is that the text "this text is added in!" is added before the exist text in the CEdit control.
my purpose is to insert the text after the existing text .

GEliyahu.
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GEliyahuAuthor Commented:
Thanks dan.
i did a mistake with your code but i have overcome it finnaly.
GEliyahu.
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DanRollinsCommented:
I knew that.

-- Dan
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