Re: How to stop highlighting items in Cedit control

"Brian Westcott" <>
Tue, 20 Jun 2006 16:23:56 -0600
I did but the handler doesn't get called. it seems, if the control is in a
property page.

"Tom Serface" <> wrote in message

That comment is kind of confusing... Why not just add an handler for
ON_EN_UPDATE using the wizard? This might help you:


"Brian Westcott" <> wrote in message

I have tried this, but since the control is in a CPropertyPage, VS tells
// TODO: If this is a RICHEDIT control, the control will not
// send this notification unless you override the
// function to send the EM_SETEVENTMASK message to the control
// with the ENM_UPDATE flag ORed into the lParam mask.
My next step was to insert the following code in the class dervived from
BOOL CDeployFinish::OnInitDialog()
CEdit *pEdit = (CEdit *)GetDlgItem(IDC_DEPLOYSTATUS);

HWND handle = pEdit->m_hWnd;
int eventMask = ::SendMessage(handle, EM_SETEVENTMASK, 0, ENM_UPDATE);
// TODO: Add extra initialization here

return TRUE; // return TRUE unless you set the focus to a control
              // EXCEPTION: OCX Property Pages should return FALSE

This method was entered and seemed to work. However the OnUpdate for the
Cedit control was not called so I could not call SetSel(-1,0);

I haven't been able to find any code that shows how it should be done so
I am at a loss as to what my problem is. Any suggestions??
"Tom Serface" <> wrote in message

Call SetSel(-1,0) for the edit control to deselect the text. You can do
this in an update routine.


"Brian Westcott" <> wrote in message

I am using a Cedit control within a propertypage to display a list of
status messages as the program executes a series of actions. Everything
works OK, except that all of the text in the Cedit control is
highlighted (selected?). Is there a way to insert data into the Cedit
control without having the text highlighted?

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