ComboBox_SelectString macro

Searches a list in a combo box for an item that begins with the characters in a specified string. If a matching item is found, the item is selected. You can use this macro or send the CB_SELECTSTRING message explicitly.

Syntax


int ComboBox_SelectString(
  HWND hwndCtl,
  int indexStart,
  LPCTSTR lpszFind
);

Parameters

hwndCtl

Type: HWND

A handle to the control.

indexStart

Type: int

The zero-based index of the item before the first item to be searched. When the search reaches the bottom of the list, it continues searching from the top of the list back to the item specified by the indexStart parameter. If indexStart is –1, the entire list is searched from the beginning.

lpszFind

Type: LPCTSTR

The string to find.

Return value

If the search is successful, the return value is the index of the selected item. If the search is unsuccessful, the return value is CB_ERR and the current selection is not changed.

Remarks

For more information, see CB_SELECTSTRING.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Windowsx.h

 

 

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