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I want to build an MFC application that allow the user to insert special character. I want to build the dialog window similiar to "insert symbol" dialog in MS Word. Is there any built-in api that perform this function? Does anyone have any suggestion on how to go about building such dialog window?
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There is no API to do all of that.  You would need to write the code the generate a list of symbols for the specified font, then provide a mechanism to let the user select a symbol and send it to the clipboard or directly to the underlying app.  

It would be an interesting project, but a relatively major one -- not the kind of thing that an EE Expert can describe in a few paragraphs or code snippets.  You would want a nice U/I, but even the basics of displaying the character set and choosing one would be a full-blown programming task -- beyond what an Expert here could provide.

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Ok, then in Windows 2k, character map program, in the area where it display the individual character, what kind view is that? Are the individual cell static text?
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I think that is a custom-built window (there is no standard 'view' for it).  It is created out of whole-cloth by its WM_PAINT handler.

>> Are the individual cell static text?
I don't think the individual cells are anything -- that program dusplays a single bitmap and the program code interprets as if it were a matrix of separate cells.

-- Dan
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