Edit boxes

This is a discussion on Edit boxes within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Hi, I am very new to windows programming, am using straight up win32 API, and have a quick question. I ...

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    Edit boxes

    Hi, I am very new to windows programming, am using straight up win32 API, and have a quick question.

    I have a dialog box that contains an edit box with the id being ID_EDIT. So when someone enters something into the edit box, it sends a WM_COMMAND message to my dialog box's procedure function. What I don't know how to do is, after the program recognizes that the window that sent the command was my edit box, how do I place what the user entered into a string?
    Code:
    case WM_COMMAND:
        switch (LOWORD(wParam)) // can't remember off the top of my head if its in the LOWORD or HIWORD or even if its the lParam :)
        {
              case ID_EDIT:
                   // need to put what the user entered into a string here
        }

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    GetWindowText( ).

    Look it up on MSDN.
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