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how I can highlight a word in a textbox by api?

RE: select text

Send it a EM_SETSEL message, with the wParam set to the starting character and the lParam set to the ending character position.

Chip H.

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RE: select text

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i use sendmessage and EM_setsel message for select a chunk of a text in a text box.when i set start character and end character it selects from start to end of text(not the end character that i determined). how i can solve this problem
please help me
You'll see this behavior if you send it 0 and -1 for wParam and lParam.  Check your variable datatypes and values.

Chip H.

If you want to get the best response to a question, please read FAQ222-2244 first

RE: select text

If you have CEdit control (MFC), directly use SetSel() member (see MSDN/compiler help on SetSel)...

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