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    MFC Edit Control: How to replace a line in a multi-line edit control?

    Q: How to replace a line in a multi-line edit control?

    A: The example below shows how it can be done and to avoid often made mistakes.

    void CMyDialog::ReplaceEditLineText(int nLine, LPCTSTR pszNewText)
      // 'CEdit::LineIndex()' takes as parameter the index of the line
      // and returns the character index of the line specified. 
      // The character index is is the number of characters from 
      // the beginning of the edit control to the specified line.
      const int nLineStart = m_edit.LineIndex(nLine);
      if(nLineStart != -1)
        // 'CEdit::LineLength()' takes as parameter the character index
        // of the line and not the line index as often is mistaken.
        const int nLineLength = m_edit.LineLength(nLineStart);
        // select the line, and replace the text.
        m_edit.SetSel(nLineStart, nLineStart + nLineLength);
    Last edited by Andreas Masur; August 23rd, 2005 at 07:27 AM.

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