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Microsoft KB Archive/103337

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EdtInfo.exe Retrieves Text Box Status w/Win Messages


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.1


EdtInfo.exe is a sample file that demonstrates how to access retrieval information from a Microsoft(R) Visual Basic(TM) application. It uses Microsoft Windows(TM) functions to retrieve information about the status of a text box. The Visual Basic language does not provide this capability.


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Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

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EDIT_INFO allows you to use the Windows message constants listed below for the following tasks:

  • EM_GETLINE: Copy a specific line of text from the edit control.
  • EM_GETLINECOUNT: Retrieve the number of lines within the edit control.
  • EM_GETSEL: Position the cursor at a specific character location.
  • EM_LINEFROMCHAR: Retrieve the line number of a specific character location.
  • EM_LINEINDEX: Retrieve the number of lines prior to a specified character position.
  • EM_LINELENGTH: Retrieve the number of characters in a specified line.
  • EM_REPLACESEL: Replace the specified text with another text string.

For information on specifying the amount of text allowed within a text control, search the Knowledge Base for EM_LIMITTEXT.

For information on setting tab stops within a control, search the Knowledge Base for EM_SETTABSTOPS.

EDIT_INFO was built and tested under Microsoft Windows version 3.1 and Visual Basic version 3.0.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbfile kbsample kb16bitonly kbCtrl kbEditCtrl kbGrpDSUser kbOSWin310 kbOSWin311
Issue type :
Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbSDKSearch kbWinSDKSearch kbWinSDK310

Last Reviewed: December 5, 1999
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