Thread: Move the Caret to a line

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    Move the Caret to a line

    I've tried quite a few different approaches, to moving the Caret at the beginning of a specified line, but I can only seem to get it to work for one line, and for the rest, it moves to random places in that line. How would I go about moving the caret to the beginning of a line?

    I'm using EM_SETSEL to set its location.

    I've tried using EM_LINELENGTH to get the number of TCHAR's in each line, then adding one to move to the next line, and repeat for each line until I reach my designated line, but this only really works for the second line, and no more lines than that.

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    The EM_LINEINDEX message may help.

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    Amongst all that researching of the messages on the MSDN, I had missed the one which I was looking for.


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    Well I get it to go to the right line, but now when I open up my dialog box to get the line number, selecting the line doesnt work. It works perfectly fine when I dont open up the dialog box. Why is this?

    Here is the code of my function:
    int lineNum;
    		lineNum = DialogBox(GetModuleHandle(0), MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_GOTO), m_hTextBox, GoToProc);
    	}while(lineNum > SendMessage(m_hTextBox, EM_GETLINECOUNT, 0, 0) || lineNum < 0);
    	if (lineNum == 0) // If user pressed cancel
    	lineNum--; // Make EM_SETSEL select the right line.
    	int pos = SendMessage(m_hTextBox, EM_LINEINDEX, lineNum, 0);
    	SendMessage(m_hTextBox, EM_SETSEL, pos, pos);

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