How do I make my edit box move text to the next line?

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    How do I make my edit box move text to the next line?

    I have an edit box and I want to have the dialog box return a new line when the text goes past a certain point. Like a text wrap. Is there something, such as ES_AUTOHSCROLL I can put in my initialization code that can make my text wrap?

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    Uncheck the ES_AUTOHSCROLL (or take it out of code if you're using Win32), and make sure it's multiline.

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    When you create the edit box set it up like this:

    Code:
    hwndEdit = CreateWindow (TEXT ("edit"), NULL,
                             WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE |  WS_VSCROLL | //<---------------Just V scroll
                                       WS_BORDER | ES_LEFT | ES_MULTILINE  
    								 | ES_AUTOVSCROLL,//<-------------------Auto scrolling(vertical only)
                             0, 0, 0, 0, hwnd, (HMENU) ID_EDIT,
                             ((LPCREATESTRUCT) lParam) -> hInstance, NULL) ;
    I believe this comes from your original post for edit boxes so you should see the similarity in the coding and be able to apply it.

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