CComboBox how to use MSVS2010 (C++)

Sorry, I'm lost.  I create a member variable for a CComboBox and called it m_charts.
In CMainFrame implementation I can instantiate CDialog derived object containing this member variable and I can run AddString() to populate it.

So how do I read strings from it?

Here is how far I've gotten.
1.  Class Wizard
2.  Choose my resource IDD_REVEAL_STATE which is the dialog box resource
3.  Pick member variable tab.
4.  Choose the member for the CComboBox
Now what?
I need to start handling messages.  I hope I don't have to subclass again.  Can you help?
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sarabandeCommented:
you now can add event handlers for the combo box member. do a right-click on the control in resource editor and choose 'Add EventHandler...'. you probably would handle the events CBN_SELCHANGE and CBN_SELENDOK.

to read strings from combo box you could call m_yourcombo.GetCurSel() to get the index of the currently selected item. Then you could get the string m_yourcombo.GetLBText function where you pass the index as input.

Sara
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supportorangesAuthor Commented:
Thank you, could not remember for the life of me...
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sarabandeCommented:
the text that is in the editbox of the combobox (either by editing or by selection) can be retrieved by GetWindowText in your dialogs member functions. alternatively, you may add a CString member variable for your combobox in resource editor (right-click + 'Add Variable ...'). then, by UpdateData(TRUE); the CString member was filled with current contents of combobox control from screen (plus all other screen data from controls where you have added a member variable for the value). with UpdateData(FALSE); you can populate your controls from members. that typically is made in OnInitDialog member function.

Sara
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