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    Edit control

    Hi all;

    Just say you were writing a calculator and when the user clicks 7 it puts 7 in a edit control, then say the user clicks 8 you want it to put the 8 next to the 7. insted of clearing the 7 and putting an 8.

    How is this done. is there a WM_ or a ES_ because at the moment i cant find one. i have searched everywhere. The way im doing it now is i have a buffer and i store the text from the edit control to the buffer but this courses more problems further in my program. all i want to is is append the text to the end...

    thanks.

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    are you using MFC or Win32?

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    Regardless of what you're using, I think your goal should be to make it work by:

    1) Read the control's text
    2) Append the digit using standard string commands
    3) Write the new text to the control

    This is how I'd do it. Using OWL/MFC, this is a pretty easy task; I've never tried it in WinAPI but it shouldn't be that hard -- it sounds like you're already doing reading/writing of the control, so it's no harder than your current system.

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