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Sets the caption or text of a control owned by a window or dialog box.

void SetDlgItemText( 
   int nID, 
   LPCTSTR lpszString  


Identifies the control whose text is to be set.


Points to a CString object or null-terminated string that contains the text to be copied to the control.

SetDlgItemText sends a WM_SETTEXT message to the given control.

// The following code fragment is from CMyDlg::OnInitDialog 
// CMyDlg is derived from CDialog. 

// Initialize dialog controls
SetDlgItemText(IDC_EDITNAME, _T("Type in text")); 
SetDlgItemInt(IDC_EDITNUM, 100);

Header: afxwin.h