Saving EditBox text

This is a discussion on Saving EditBox text within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Okay, I have this script: Code: HFONT hfDefault; HWND hEdit; hEdit = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, "EDIT", " ", WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | ...

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    Okay, I have this script:
    Code:
    HFONT hfDefault;
    HWND hEdit;   
    hEdit = CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, "EDIT", " ", 
    WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | WS_VSCROLL | ES_MULTILINE | ES_AUTOVSCROLL, 2, 2, 285, 196, hwnd, (HMENU)IDC_MAIN_EDIT, GetModuleHandle(NULL), NULL);
    if(hEdit == NULL)
    MessageBox(hwnd, "EditBox Creation Failed.", "Error", MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR);
    And this:
    Code:
     HANDLE hFile1=CreateFile("data.txt", GENERIC_WRITE, FILE_SHARE_READ, NULL, CREATE_ALWAYS, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, NULL);
    DWORD dwBytes1;
    if (hFile1!=INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
    {
       WriteFile(hFile1, "blabla", 6, &dwBytes1, NULL);
       CloseHandle(hFile1);
    }
    else {
       MessageBox(NULL, "File Saveing Failed.", "Title", MB_OK | MB_ICONERROR); }
    Is there a way that can use these scripts to save the data that a user typed in the EditBox to data.txt file?

    Thanks, August

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    GetWindowText

    You really should search more, I am 100% sure this has been asked many times before, laziness.
    Last edited by r1ck0r; 04-25-2005 at 12:00 PM.

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    Still, taking that into consideration, I don't see how that would help me.

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    Code:
    OPENFILENAME ofn;
    	ZeroMemory(&ofn, sizeof(ofn));
    	
    	ofn.lStructSize = sizeof(ofn);
    	ofn.hwndOwner = hWnd;
    	ofn.lpstrFilter = "HTML Files (*.html)\0*.html\0C++ Files (*.cpp)\0*.cpp\0All Files (*.*)\0*.*\0"; // A mask for .html, .cpp, and then all possible files.
    	ofn.lpstrFile = FileName;
    	ofn.nMaxFile = MAX_PATH;
    	ofn.Flags = OFN_EXPLORER | OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST | OFN_HIDEREADONLY | OFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT;
    	ofn.lpstrDefExt = "html"; // Default extention is .html.
    
    if(GetSaveFileName(&ofn))
    {
    	DWORD Written;
    	HANDLE hFile;
    	hFile = CreateFile(FileName, GENERIC_WRITE, 0, NULL, CREATE_ALWAYS, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, NULL);
    	
    	int length = GetWindowTextLength(GetDlgItem(hWnd, ID_EDIT));
    	char *temp = new char[length+1];
    	
    	GetDlgItemText(hWnd, ID_EDIT, temp, length+1);
    	
    	WriteFile(hFile, temp, length, &Written, NULL);
    	
    	CloseHandle(hFile);
    	
    	delete [] temp;
    }
    That's how I save files from an edit box. Replace ID_EDIT and such with your own identifiers, and set the mask to whatever files you want (by default) to be available.

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    If you still don't get it, look around a bit at www.winprog.org/tutorial and a tutorial doing this exact thing. It explains the process very well.

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    Use GetDlgItemText to get the text of an edit box easily.
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