How to insert a thick Line into RichEditCtrl??

Posted on 2008-06-22
Last Modified: 2013-11-20

I am inserting a line into RichEditCtrl using AppendToLog() function(The defination of this function is attached as Code Snippet).......I am Calling this function as AppendToLog("______________________________________________________",RGB(24,233,170));
This call will insert a line into RichEditctrl(Which is not Thick),But i need this line to be inserted as a Very Thick Line..How can i solve this problem???
int CEncopyDlg::AppendToLog(CString str,COLORREF linecolor)
  int nOldLines = 0, nNewLines = 0, nScroll = 0;
  long nInsertionPoint = 0;
  // Save number of lines before insertion of new text
  nOldLines = m_ctrlLog.GetLineCount();
  // Initialize character format structure
  cf.cbSize = sizeof(CHARFORMAT);
  cf.dwMask = CFM_COLOR;
  cf.dwEffects = 0; // To disable CFE_AUTOCOLOR
  cf.crTextColor = linecolor;
  // Set insertion point to end of text
  nInsertionPoint = m_ctrlLog.GetWindowTextLength();
  m_ctrlLog.SetSel(nInsertionPoint, -1);
  // Set the character format
  // Replace selection. Because we have nothing 
  // selected, this will simply insert
  // the string at the current caret position.
  // Get new line count
  nNewLines = m_ctrlLog.GetLineCount();
  // Scroll by the number of lines just inserted
  nScroll = nNewLines - nOldLines;
  return 0;

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Question by:Rajeshm8484
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by:Jaime Olivares
ID: 21841620
you have to insert a formatted paragraph with border like:

\par \brdrb\brdrs\brdrw50

Author Comment

ID: 21841653
I did not understand,what ur trying to convey?So please explain briefly.
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Jaime Olivares earned 250 total points
ID: 21841743
it can be easier, the trick is the border. you don't have to add hyphens, just format a paragraph with a bottom border. It can be done by manipulating the PARAFORMAT2 structure, the following members:

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Author Comment

ID: 21852653
Hi Jaime,

I have tried using PARAFORMAT2 structure for inserting a Thick line into Rich Edit Control......But i did not find any differences.

The code is :

  PARAFORMAT2 format;
  format.wBorders=0x08 | 0x900 | 0x8000;


Author Comment

ID: 21862790

PARAFORMAT2 structure with the above mentioned parameters is inserting a thick line into my RichRditControl.

ALso we can use CHARFORMAT2 structure in my Appendlog function(which is attached as code snippet) and change the parameters cf.dwMask = CFM_COLOR to cf.dwMask = CFM_COLOR|CFM_SIZE; and include cf.yheight=1000;
which also will insert a thick line ....

Thanks and Regards,

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31469552
Thanks a lot jaime,it helped me a lot....Please try to give suggestions whenever i post a questions..

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