Easy Beginner Question

This is a discussion on Easy Beginner Question within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I know this is simple but here it is: When my user pushes a button called |Registry Number|, I want ...

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    Easy Beginner Question

    I know this is simple but here it is: When my user pushes a button called |Registry Number|, I want a *.txt file to pop up with a list of about 600 different numbers. Is it possible to do that and how? I know that I can initiate programs, but don't know if it is the same deal. Thanks for the help.

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    During initialisation, read the text file into a list box control, then display the list box when they press the button, (either in a sub-dialog or simply a hidden control).

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    If you just want to display it, you can use the TextOut() function to place it in ur client area, but ofcourse, you'll need a scrollbar
    If you want to make it editable, you'll have to place it in an edit box. The I/O is the same, though.

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