Thread: Edit Control problem

  1. #1
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    Edit Control problem

    I am trying to put default text into a Edit Control when I run my program. It sort of works, but if I want to put line feeds in, it screws up on the display.

    char *buff = "Temp.\n\rRar.";
    SetDlgItemText(hWnd, IDC_EDIT_TEXT, (LPCTSTR)buff);

    When I run this, the output in the window has two vertical bars where the \n\r are supposed to be. I just tried to copy and paste the output from my program, and those bars somehow turn into the carriage return when I paste it, but on the screen it looks wrong. If I run the program and hit enter within the edit control, it works just fine, so I think the problem has something to do with the way I send default text to my edit control.

    I've tried using

    SetWindowText(hList, buff);

    where hList is a handle to IDC_EDIT_TEXT, and it displays the text, but still has the same problem with the two bars appearing where the \n\r is supposed to be.

    I've tried switching to a rich edit control, but if I put a rich edit control on my dialog the program won't display anything, and I haven't found a way to fix that yet. I've tried the


    statement, but it doesn't seem to help. I'm not even sure making a rich edit field would fix the problem though.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    -Grunt (Malek)

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    Try using the edit style


    the bars are the new line characters.
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    I have ES_MULTILINE selected (and the WANTRETURN style), but it also doesn't work. It allows me to hit enter and create line feeds with it when I'm actually typign in the box, but if I try to send default information to the text box it still shows those bars instead of \n\r characters.

    Another case where the bars show up is in a listbox. If I create a list box, and then go to Layout and Test in VC++, it has temporary data in the list box for me to play with. The last one says "tab|tab|tab" and has those bars again (where I put the | characters). I think those are supposed to be \t (or whatever tab is), but it screws up there too.

    If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.

    Originally posted by novacain
    Try using the edit style


    the bars are the new line characters.
    -Grunt (Malek)

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    you need to put \r\n in an edit control
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