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How to control Insert/Overtype Mode

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I'm just finishing off a Delphi 5 Program and need to be able to toggle OVERTYPE/INSERT mode. Currently Delphi seems to be permanently in INSERT mode. What can I do to correct this and preferably activate the INSERT key so that it works in Delphi just as it does in other programmes when entering characters.

Thanks,

Ed
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Commented:

Maybe You can use richedit. It has such a functionality.

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Commented:
Can I used that in an edit box?
Check out this site:
http://www.delphirss.com/winapi.html

It shows how to implement insert/overwrite mode in a memo.

regards
Imthiyaz

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Commented:
Apologies for not closing this off - it appears in Delphi 5 the Insert mode is deactivated in the Edit Boxes, period!

Odd, annoying but that would appear to be the way it is....

With many thanks,

Ed Hasted

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> it appears in Delphi 5 the Insert mode is deactivated in the Edit Boxes, period!

Did you try Imthiyaz' suggestion for a memo? Or do you really require an edit box?
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PAQed with points refunded (125)

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