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how to put data into a edit box

how to put data into a edit box

how to put data into a edit box

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I am trying to put data into a edit box.  How do I activate the box so that I can work with it?  

What happens is the user inputs a filename in one edit box, and then presses tab to get to the next edit box.  I want to take the filename from the first edit box, cat a file extension on it, and then write the new name in the second edit box.  

I have a default value in the edit box, so when the user tabs to that box, it is highlighted, but I want to actually delete the default, and replace it with the value from the first edit box with a new file extension.

Any suggestions?

RE: how to put data into a edit box

psnead,

Say you use the Class Wizard to create two variables of type 'Control' one each for the edit boxes named '_oEdit1' and '_oEdit2'.

Now use the Class Wizard to create a handler function for the second edit boxes WM_SETFOCUS message, then in that handler you could do this.

CString sStr;
_oEdit1.GetWindowText( sStr);
// perform string manipulation to add file extension

_oEdit2.SetWindowText( sStr);

Of course you might want the handler to be for the first edit box's WM_LOSTFOCUS message.

Good luck
-pete

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