dion,

Don't be afraid to load a rich edit control, its just a dll call like any of the rest but in win9x, it has a lot more functionality than the old 16 bit version.

I would be incline to take Japheth's suggestion and use the built in URL capacity in version 2 and 3 as it will save you a lot of hassle. You only real alternative is to code your own to get a clickable link capacity.

Regards,

hutch@movsd.com
Posted on 2003-01-21 02:17:28 by hutch--
thanks hutch, uhm... maybe you're right. i'll need to take a deep breath right now :)
Posted on 2003-01-21 06:35:46 by dion
yes, richedit is pretty heavy :( and bugged :( and crappy.
Posted on 2003-01-21 06:54:24 by f0dder
if you doesn't want to use richedit (well, i can fully understand that) then
just do it on your own. i had the same trouble with listviews a few months
ago and wrote my own (which i think is a thousand times better than the
ms one). it really isn't hard to write custom controls, NAN wrote a nice tutorial
about this topic, just search for "custom control" and you should find it.
the hard part is only the stupid gfx stuff... you know, setting your control
pixel for pixel together but you'll get used to it after a couple of hours :)

NAN's custom control tutorial
NAN's custom edit control
my listview control
Posted on 2003-01-21 09:35:39 by mob
hi mob, i dont realize there's edit custom from NaN. the other two i know it. gotta look at that :)

hi f0dder, you remembered me about masm32 qeditor again. to hutch, dont know if it is updated or not, but sometimes i got bug in the qeditor. i'm sure it is using richedit ;) uhm.. maybe i'll take that hassle, hutch :D
Posted on 2003-01-21 20:29:57 by dion