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CComboEditBox - update on enter key

Posted on 2004-04-06
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How can I capture the user hitting the enter key while on a comboEditBox in MFC? (im using MFC in the .NET environment, but its still MFC).
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Question by:CairoBoyce1024
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Override the PreTranslateMessage method in your combo box

BOOL CMyComboBox::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
{
      if (pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN)
      {
            
                   int nVirtKey = (int) pMsg->wParam;
            
                              if (nVirtKey==13)//VK_ENTER
            {
                  CString text;
                  GetWindowText(text);
                  return TRUE;
            }      
      
      }

      return CComboBox::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);
}

-Lakshman
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by:CairoBoyce1024
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Tried it at the time and it didnt work - will look again tomorrow (22nd).  I have more idea what I am doing now...
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by:CairoBoyce1024
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couldnt have done it without AlexFM's comment - thought it would be simpler but thanks dudes
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