Unable to format text in a RichEdit, not using MFC

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    Hi, all

    I have created a RichEdit box (version 1.0) using regular windows API (no MFC) but I canít seem to format (using the SendMessage() function) any part of the text in the control. I have tested both formatting the paragraphs (PARAMFORMAT structure) and characters (CHARFORMAT structure) but nothing seems to get displayed. The return values (from both EM_SETPARAFORMAT and EM_SETCHARFORMAT flags) are nonzero, which indicates success. I know that I am setting the cbSize and the dwMask structure members correctly because after setting the format, I use EM_GETPARAFORMAT and EM_GETCHARFORMAT flags to check if the changes was actually made, and it is (but just not displayed). This experience is really strange, I really donít know what I am doing wrong or missing. And I canít seem to find any examples on formatting text in a Rich Edit without using MFC. Any ideas on how to solve this or find any examples are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited by Aidman; 08-03-2003 at 05:23 PM.
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    hehe... I found the problem, when I declared the PARAMFORMAT and the CHARMFORMAT structures I forgot setting them to zero, which caused the variable members (who wasnít later set to any specific value) to have unpredictable values. Anyways it was a clumsy mistake
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