Re: CEdit on toolbar problem

"Ajay Kalra" <>
Fri, 25 May 2007 07:37:19 -0400
Do this(checking for keydown) in PreTranslateMessage of your edit control.

Ajay Kalra [MVP - VC++]

"bucher" <> wrote in message


In my project, I added an CEdit control on toolbar. And I want to make it


something when "Enter" is pressed. But it can't receive the WM_KEYDOWN
message. Can anybody tell me why?

Here is my code:
class CSearchEdit : public CEdit
//some code ommitted
 afx_msg void OnKeyDown( UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags );

BOOL CWzdToolBar::LoadToolBarEx(UINT id)
BOOL bRet;
 bRet = CToolBar::LoadToolBar(id) ;
RECT rect;
int pos=CommandToIndex (ID_FINDTEXT) ;
 SetButtonInfo ( pos , ID_FINDTEXT , TBBS_SEPARATOR , 100) ;
 GetItemRect ( pos , & rect ) ;
//m_CtrlWzdEdit is a CSearchEdit
 m_CtrlWzdEdit.Create ( WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE , rect, this,

int CMainFrame::OnCreate(LPCREATESTRUCT lpCreateStruct)
if ( !m_WndSubToolbar.Create(this, WS_CHILD | WS_VISIBLE | CBRS_TOP
  TRACE0("Failed to create toolbar\n");
  return -1; // fail to create

Thanks in advanced.

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