Thread: newbie to rich edit, cant get it to work

  1. #1
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    Mar 2004

    newbie to rich edit, cant get it to work

    as a newbie to the rich edit control, i want to create a simple rich edit for my chat program. The rich edit control will contain text that other people send.
    now the problem is how do i start?
    1. i use VC6++ to create a rich edit control using resource editor
    2. read on MSDN to do "LoadLibrary("riched20.dll ") ;"

    but the dialog doesnt even show up when i added the rich text control in. any idea how to start using rich edit?

    btw using visual
    - c++6.0
    - win98
    - used to API style of working
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
    	LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
    	HWND hwnd;
    	MSG Msg;
    	wc.cbSize		 = sizeof(WNDCLASSEX);
    //and so on.... the styles dont matter coz i am making an invisible window that doesnt show up
    	LoadLibrary("riched20.dll ") ; // I loaded library but no the dialog doesnt show up when rich edit control is added into the dialog resource
    	hwnd = CreateWindowEx(
    		"The title of my window",
    		NULL , NULL, hInstance, NULL);
    	if(hwnd == NULL)
    		MessageBox(NULL, "Window Creation Failed!", "Error!",
    		return 0;
    	while(GetMessage(&Msg, NULL, 0, 0) > 0)
    	return Msg.wParam;

  2. #2
    train spotter
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    near a computer
    try testing that the rich edit version (ie 2.0) exists and was loaded. Your OS and complier version determine the DLL you have to load.

    HINSTANCE hRE_DLL = LoadLibrary("riched20.dll ") ;//try and load the latest version of the Rich Edit DLL (sould be inc. in Win98)
    if(hRE_DLL == NULL)//if this fails try for the old version
    hRE_DLL = LoadLibrary("riched32.dll);
    if(hRE_DLL == NULL)//if both fail handle error
    //display error and exit

    ensure the edit is visible ie has WS_VISIBLE and check what happens on creation in the WM_INITDIALOG/WM_CREATE msg.
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