How to: Create an Expandable Edit Control

Code Example

You can create an expandable edit control for a Windows Mobile-based Smartphone by using the Windows CE CreateWindow and Windows CE SendMessage functions.

To create an expandable edit control

  1. Add the CreateWindow function to create the edit control. Specify the control ID using the HMENU parameter and the ES_AUTOHSCROLL, ES_AUTOVSCROLL, and ES_MULTILINE styles. For information about the styles, see Expandable Edit Control.

    In the following example, the HMENU parameter specifies nEditID:

    hwndList = CreateWindow(TEXT("ExpandableEdit"), NULL, 
                            WS_VISIBLE| ES_AUTOHSCROLL | 
                            ES_AUTOVSCROLL | ES_MULTILINE, 
                            x, y, cx, cy,
                            hwndParent, (HMENU)nEditID, hinst, NULL);
    
  2. Add the CreateWindow function to create the up-down control. You can add styles to modify the control. For more information, see Expandable Edit Control.

    In the following example, the UDS_EXPANDABLE style is added to expand the control to a full screen when the user presses the Action key:

    hwndUpDown = CreateWindow(TEXT("UpDownClass"), NULL, 
                              WS_VISIBLE | UDS_ALIGNRIGHT | 
                              UDS_EXPANDABLE | UDS_NOSCROLL, 
                              0, 0, 0, 0, 
                              hwndParent, (HMENU)nUpDownID, hinst, 
                              NULL);
    
  3. Add the SendMessage function to send a message to the up-down control. The message specifies the ID of the edit control and sets this control as the buddy window for the up-down control.

    In the parameter list, specify the up-down and edit control handles and the Windows CE UDM_SETBUDDY message. In the following example, the handles are hwndUpDown and hwndEdit:

    SendMessage(hwndUpDown, UDM_SETBUDDY, (WPARAM)hwndEdit, 0);

Example

BOOL rb;
int rc;
LRESULT lr;

hwndList = CreateWindow(TEXT("ExpandableEdit"), NULL, 
                        WS_VISIBLE| ES_AUTOHSCROLL | 
                        ES_AUTOVSCROLL | ES_MULTILINE, 
                        x, y, cx, cy,
                        hwndParent, (HMENU)nEditID, hinst, NULL);
if (hwndList == NULL)  // CreateWindow failed.
{
    rc = MessageBox(NULL, _T("Could not create list box window."),
                    _T("Error"), MB_OK);
    if (rc == 0)  // Not enough memory to create MessageBox.
        return E_OUTOFMEMORY;
    return E_FAIL;  // Replace with specific error handling.
}

hwndUpDown = CreateWindow(TEXT("UpDownClass"), NULL, 
                          WS_VISIBLE | UDS_ALIGNRIGHT | 
                          UDS_EXPANDABLE | UDS_NOSCROLL, 
                          0, 0, 0, 0, 
                          hwndParent, (HMENU)nUpDownID, hinst, NULL);
if (hwndUpDown == NULL)  // CreateWindow failed.
{
    rc = MessageBox(NULL, _T("Could not create Up/Down window."),
                    _T("Error"), MB_OK);
    if (rc == 0)  // Not enough memory to create MessageBox.
        return E_OUTOFMEMORY;
    return E_FAIL;  // Replace with specific error handling.
}

lr = SendMessage(hwndUpDown, UDM_SETBUDDY, (WPARAM)hwndEdit, 0);
// lr now contains the handle to the previous buddy window.

See Also

Expandable Edit Control

Windows Mobile Controls


Last updated on Friday, April 22, 2005

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