CEdit in a ComboBox
Posted on 2004-04-25
I'm trying to save real estate in my program. I have a sometimes large paragraph of information that I want to make available to my user to look at and even cut and paste parts of it if they want. My solution is to use a combobox control where the showing text says something like "Click the arrow on the right to read the information" and when the user clicks on the combobox's arrow, they get a drop down that contains a read-only edit control with the text, scrollbar, etc. Like a regular edit box, they can still select and copy and paste text from this box. Then click the arrow again to close the box.
I've been working on this for hours and I'm pretty frustrated. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks in advance.