changing static text

This is a discussion on changing static text within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Hi, I'm a newbie to win32 c and I'm still getting to used to a lot of things. I was ...

  1. #1
    sockets mad
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    Smile changing static text

    Hi,

    I'm a newbie to win32 c and I'm still getting to used to a lot of things. I was wondering whether there is a way to change the contents of static text controls during runtime on a DialogBox loaded from the resources rather than using a window class etc.

    I tried thinking that maybe you use SetWindowText or SetDlgItemText but i don't know how to find out the hwnd of the static text and it doesn't seem to have an indentifier like IDOK or whatever. I know you can use SetWindowText if you make the static text using CreateWindow as it returns the hwnd of it but i don't know how to change ones which have been drawn on the dialog at design time.

    I used to use vb which is probably why I'm approaching it in this way, if I'm totally looking in the wrong direction then please correct me!

    Thanks,

    Daniel Briley

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    erstwhile
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    Open up your resource script, either using a GUI editor if you have one, or in a text editor if you don't. Find the static control you wish to modify the text of and give it an id which you should give a numeric value (ie #define it) in your resource header.

    Now that the static control has a unique id you can use GetDlgItem to get the handle of the control for use with SetWindowText or just use SetDlgItemText.

    eg in resource header:
    Code:
    #define IDC_MY_STATIC_CNTRL 500
    and then in the resource script:
    Code:
    LTEXT "original static cntrl text", IDC_MY_STATIC_CNTRL, 0, 0, 200, 15
    Hope that helps.

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    sockets mad
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    Thanks for that, works exactly as i needed it too :-D

    greatly appreciated

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