How to know when user types in Rich Edit Control?

Posted on 2004-04-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a rich edit control in a dialog which may have some text already when dialog starts, I need to detect if user types inside this control, if user does, I want a hiding button  to show up. How to tell when user types something in control?

Question by:Hanqian
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Handle EN_CHANGE message in the dialog - it is send by edit control to parent window when text is changed.

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I have tried EN_CHANGE before asking this question, it doesn't work.

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AlexFM earned 300 total points
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To get this notification working add this line to OnInitDialog:

m_rich.SetEventMask(m_rich.GetEventMask() | ENM_CHANGE);   // m_rich is CRichEditCtrl class member

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