Re: Handling 'Enter' button for EditControl

"Mark Salsbery [MVP]" <MarkSalsbery[MVP]@newsgroup.nospam>
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:38:17 -0700
You can derive a class from CEdit and use an object of that class instead of
a CEdit object.

In the derived class, you can catch the enter key press something like this:

BOOL CMyEdit::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
    if (pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN && VK_RETURN == pMsg->wParam)
        return TRUE;
    else if (pMsg->message == WM_KEYUP && VK_RETURN == pMsg->wParam)
        // do something!

        return TRUE;

    return CEdit::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);


Mark Salsbery
Microsoft MVP - Visual C++

"sleeper" <> wrote in message

Hey guys,

I am using an EditControl box. It is only a single line text box and
I was wondering how I could go about performing some action when the
user hits the Enter key?

I tried playing around with the various possible events, but it seems
that none of the events actually do what I would like them to do :(

Any help would be greatly appreciated...


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