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Im having RichEdit trouble

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Im trying to get a RichEdit 2.0 control box working. I tried making it myself with the CreateWindowEx function, but it always fails with error number 1400. So then I tried using the Resource editor in Visual Studio, to make a dialog box with a rich edit control. The dialog fails to create with the rich edit control, but works without the rich edit control. So what am I doing wrong? Im using VC++ .net on Win XP Thanks I forgot to add I have the InitCommonControls() as the first command in WinMain Is this perhaps in the wrong place?

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Richedits are different from the other common controls because you have to call LoadLibrary() to actually use them. To initialize a Richedit 2.0 control you need to load Riched20.dll. For example:

// To use other common controls

HANDLE hriched = LoadLibrary("Riched20.dll");

if (hriched == 0) {
// Error! Do something!

HWND hwnd = CreateWindow(RICHEDIT_CLASS, ...);


// At the end of your program you might as well free the Riched20.dll

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Wow! Thanks a million.

I have searched all day and nothing ever mentioned loading the library.

Your a code saver!

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