Selectable text in a List Box control

Posted on 2005-04-02
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Last Modified: 2013-12-03
I want to know how to make a regular list box control, except you can select text that is in the control.  I'm not using MFC, just regular win32.
Question by:lwinkenb
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ID: 13694681
// Create a list box
hWndList = CreateWindow("listbox",NULL, WS_CHILD|
WS_VISIBLE|LBS_STANDARD, 400,50,iWidth+10 ,iHeight+50, hWnd,
(HMENU)"", hInst, NULL);

with resource editor it would be straight forward, drag n drop. :)

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KurtVon earned 2000 total points
ID: 13697528
If you mean the text in the list box needs to be selected character-wise like an edit box, that is very difficult to achive with a list box.  It would probably be easier to make a read-only multiline edit box and just respond to the sel change message to prevent the user from doing selections that you don't want.

Hope this helps.

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