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CB_SETEDITSEL Overview  Group

An application sends a CB_SETEDITSEL message to select characters in the edit control of a combo box.


wParam = 0;                                // not used; must be zero 

lParam = MAKELPARAM((ichStart), (ichEnd);  // start and end position 



Value of the low-order word of lParam; this specifies the starting position. If this parameter is set to -1, the selection, if any, is removed.
Value of the high-order word of lParam; this specifies the ending position. If this parameter is set to -1, all text from the starting position to the last character in the edit control is selected.

Return Values

If the message succeeds, the return value is TRUE. If the message is sent to a combo box with the CBS_DROPDOWNLIST style, it is CB_ERR.


The positions are zero-based. The first character of the edit control is in the zero position. The first character after the last selected character is in the ending position. For example, to select the first four characters of the edit control, use a starting position of 0 and an ending position of 4.

See Also


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