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How do I change the caption on the Next and Back buttons of the CPropertySheet derived class?

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Hi ,
How do I change the caption on the next and Nack buttons of the CPropertySheet derived class? I suppose I can change the caption of Apply , OK , Cancel or Finish buttons using their IDs IDAPPY, IDOK, IDCANCEl etc.. what about Next and Back buttons?
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Besides Help button (if used),
Property sheet used as property sheet has OK, Cancel and Apply buttons.
Property sheet used as wizard has Back, Next and Finish buttons.

Ok button has default ID for all OK buttons: IDOK.
Cancel button has default ID for all Cancel buttons: IDCANCEL.
The rest IDs are defined as follows:

Appply: ID_APPLY_NOW
Back: ID_WIZBACK
Next: ID_WIZNEXT
Finish: ID_WIZFINISH

If you are going to change button’s text in CPropertySHeet derived class, use:
	
	CWnd *pWnd = GetDlgItem(ID_WIZBACK);
	pWnd->SetWindowText(_T("No Way Back"));

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Do the same for all other buttons you want to change text using appropriate ID.
IF you are going to do it from the page get parent of the page (property sheet) and call SetWindowText as above:
	CPropertySheet* psheet = (CPropertySheet*) GetParent();   
	CWnd *pWnd = psheet->GetDlgItem(ID_WIZBACK);
	pWnd->SetWindowText(_T("No Way Back"));

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You can set text for finish button using SetFinishText member of the property sheet but this will hide Back button.
You can do it for example in OnSetActive override of the property page.

HOWEVER I would advice not to do it. In most cases changing default look of the control, makes application not really friendly to the user, causing confusion.
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