hello there,

i am trying to convert a program in assembler
MindWeb 900k

it is something like hypertext help interfaces (eg. spASM AsmTut, old Norton Guide).

so i use RichEdit control for text (simple edit text doesnt support custom text only for whole
textarea). after playing i managed to recognize URLs (EM_AUTOURLDETECT & EN_LINK
nightmare) and now i am trying to get the text when the user press mouse button.

the ideea is something like this:
1. user type text
2. user click on text
3. if text is enclosed in [] then open filename with the name from the brackets
eg: opens "this is a file.txt"
4. right click - opens previous file

i'm stuck on part 3 - getting the text and parsing for []. i cannot get the text with

any help on this ?

thanks ...
Posted on 2002-10-09 08:08:13 by TBD

1. Do a backwards search for '[' and save the position. (EM_FINDTEXTEX)
2. Do a forwards search for ']' and save position. (EM_FINDTEXTEX)
3. Set selection. (EM_EXSETSEL)
4. Get the text in beetween. (EM_GETSELTEXT)

Posted on 2002-10-09 08:25:46 by KetilO
thanks KetilO,

but how can i get the position in the text from mouse (WM_LBUTTONDOWN) ?
on EM_CHARFROMPOS, 0, lParam it GPFs
Posted on 2002-10-09 08:33:56 by TBD

please look here

okay this isn't richedit but it should point you in the right direction. the example in the last
post shows how to parse text in a normal edit box and extend it's functionality (make it
able to recognize full working links)
Posted on 2002-10-09 09:30:10 by mob

EM_CHARFROMPOS in a richedit wants a pointer to a POINT struct.

When user left click the caret should be on the word.
Try using EM_EXGETSEL.

Posted on 2002-10-09 09:33:05 by KetilO