Thread: The right way to use WM_TABSTOP

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    The right way to use WM_TABSTOP

    WM_TABSTOP works if you handle the messages in a dialog handler.
    But, then you can't use tabs as characters in multiline edit boxes.

    Handling the messages through IsDialogMessage() seems kinda hackerish. Is there any way to do it correctly?
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    The correct way is to use IsDialogMessage to get default keyboard handling as for dialogs and to subclass the edit control, handle its WM_GETDLGCODE message and return DLGC_WANTTAB from that handler.

    See also msdn: How To Use the WM_GETDLGCODE Message.
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