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Programming Windows®, Fifth Edition by Charles Petzold

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The Edit Class

The edit class is in some ways the simplest predefined window class and in other ways the most complex. When you create a child window using the class name "edit," you define a rectangle based on the x position, y position, width, and height parameters of the CreateWindow call. This rectangle contains editable text. When the child window control has the input focus, you can type text, move the cursor, select portions of text using either the mouse or the Shift key and a cursor key, delete selected text to the clipboard by pressing Ctrl-X, copy text by pressing Ctrl-C, and insert text from the clipboard by pressing Ctrl-V.

One of the simplest uses of edit controls is for single-line entry fields. But edit controls are not limited ...

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