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SB_SETTEXT Overview  Group

The SB_SETTEXT message sets the text in the specified part of a status window.


wParam = (WPARAM) iPart | uType; 

lParam = (LPARAM) (LPSTR) szText; 



Zero-based index of the part to set. If this value is 255, the status window is assumed to be a simple window having only one part.
Type of drawing operation. This parameter can be one of the following values:




The text is drawn with a border to appear lower than the plane of the window.


The text is drawn without borders.


The text is drawn by the parent window.


The text is drawn with a border to appear higher than the plane of the window.


Displays text using right-to-left reading order on Hebrew or Arabic systems.

Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the text to set. If uType is SBT_OWNERDRAW, this parameter represents 32 bits of data. The parent window must interpret the data and draw the text when it receives the WM_DRAWITEM message.

Return Values

If the operation succeeds, the return value is TRUE.

If the operation fails, the return value is FALSE.


The message invalidates the portion of the window that has changed, causing it to display the new text when the window next receives the WM_PAINT message.

See Also


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