Re: Edit Control

"Scott McPhillips [MVP]" <org-dot-mvps-at-scottmcp>
Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:19:34 -0400

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I am using a normal edit control in my dialog. And i am using skin in
that dialog.
Due to skin the back ground color of the edit control also changes
same as the skin color.
I have handled OnCtlColor() method to change the background color of
the edit control but the background color does not change.
In order to solve this problem i have subclassed my edit control and
handled its paint method.
In the paint method i am using DrawText() method to output text on the
edit control.
While entering text in the edit control, the text in the edit control
is not getting scrolled towards left once the cursor reached at the
end of edit control

Handling OnPaint for an edit control is a mistake. The edit control
"cheats" and does some painting in response to keys and mouse clicks. It is
not really possible to replace the edit control's painting with your own
because insufficient information about the character positioning is
You should remove your OnPaint override and go back and figure out why
OnCtlColor is broken.

Scott McPhillips [VC++ MVP]

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