ADDING text to a STATIC control

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    the Corvetter
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    ADDING text to a STATIC control

    I have a static control, and when the user does something, I want to ADD text to it. I don't think I can use the set text function, because I do want to keep the text that is already there. I just want to append text to what is already in the static.

    How would I do this?

    Thanks!
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    Use GetWindowText to retrieve the current text into a suitable buffer, concatenate your additional string and then use SetWindowText to put the concatenated string into the static control. Unfortunately there is no single api function for adding a string to the contents of a static control.
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    Someone posted this code on the board and I really like it. It is designed for an edit box (which may be made static) however. I have made my own mod to it.

    Code:
    void PostText (HWND hwnd, char *string)
    {
    int ndx;
    ndx = GetWindowTextLength (hwnd);
    SendMessage (hwnd, EM_SETSEL, (WPARAM)ndx, (LPARAM) ndx);
    SendMessage (hwnd, EM_REPLACESEL, 0, (LPARAM) (LPCTSTR) string);
    }

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