Microsoft KB Archive/246687

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Article ID: 246687

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006


  • Microsoft Foundation Class Library 4.2, when used with:
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q246687


If the user has an extended combo box in a COlePropertyPage class, and uses the DDX_ functions and the DDP_ functions to set a control property with the extended combo box control, the property is not persisted when the selection is changed in the extended combo box.


The problem is in the COlePropertyPage::OnCommand function in the Ctlppg.cpp file. This function calls the SetControlStatus and SetModifiedFlag functions in response to a CBN_EDITCHANGE notification message, but only if the class name of the window is "COMBOBOX".

The COlePropertyPage::OnCommand function also needs to call the SetControlStatus and SetModifiedFlag functions in response to a CBN_EDITCHANGE notification message for the class name "COMBOBOXEX32".


To work around this problem, you can handle the CBN_EDITCHANGE notification and call SetControlStatus and SetModifiedFlag. The code for the message map and the handler function should resemble the following:

BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CTestPropPage, COlePropertyPage)
    ON_CBN_EDITCHANGE(IDC_COMBOBOXEX1, OnEditchangeComboboxex1)

void CTestPropPage::OnEditchangeComboboxex1() 
    SetControlStatus(IDC_COMBOBOXEX1, TRUE);
    SetModifiedFlag ();



Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Use MFC ActiveX ControlWizard to generate an ActiveX control project called Test.
  2. Add a custom property called MyProperty, the type is CString.
  3. Add an extended combo box to the control property page resource.
  4. Associate the string value of the combo box with MyProperty. The following entries should be added to the DoDataExchange function if you define m_strMyProperty as the variable name:

    DDP_CBString(pDX, IDC_COMBOBOXEX1, m_strMyProperty, _T("MyProperty") );
    DDX_CBString(pDX, IDC_COMBOBOXEX1, m_strMyProperty);
  5. Build the ActiveX control.
  6. Test the ActiveX control in the ActiveX Control Test Container. You should find that the property is not being persisted.

Additional query words: DDP_CBString DDX_CBString DoDataExchange SetControlStatus SetModifiedFlag

Keywords: kbbug kbcombobox kbdlg kbpersistst kbpropsheet KB246687