Edit control..win32..Changing the text?

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    How do u change the text of a edit box in a dialog? Not in the main window......... not using mfc... can anyone help me.. plz?

    SetDlgItemText() doesnt seem to work......

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    SetDlgItemText() does work.

    Need some code to find the problem.

    What params are you sending in?
    What callback are you in?
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    the call itself...ive tried calling it from the main...from the callback WM_CREATE in ToolDlgProc.... im lost!ive tried calling it before and after i set the dialog up... in main

    SetDlgItemText(

    hwnd, // maybe this is wrong? its my handle for the main window which creates the dialog
    IDC_STATUS,
    "TEST");

    the dialog box which contains the edit control...

    DialogBox(GetModuleHandle(NULL),MAKEINTRESOURCE(ID D_MAIN), hwnd, ToolDlgProc);

    finnaly its call back....

    BOOL CALLBACK ToolDlgProc(HWND hwnd, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam);



    Is there a certain value i need to set in the edit control to inable this to work..? Or does SetDlgItemText() have to be in a certain spot..? or do something special in a call back? im confused

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    do i have to update the dialog or resource after i do this?

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    In ToolDlgProc()
    under WM_INIT or WM_CREATE

    SetDlgItemText(hWnd,IDC_STATIC,"Text to Set");
    UpdateWindow(hWnd);

    where hWnd is the HWND in the callback. eg of the whole dlg.

    or else where

    SetWindowText( GetDlgItem(hDlg, IDD_MAIN), IDC_STATIC, "Text to Set");
    UpdateWindow(GetDlgItem(hDlg, IDD_MAIN));
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

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