What is proper way to clear a RichEdit for reuse?

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#1 ·  Posted

Is it simply _SetText to ""?

I have a control that I append to.  But, occasionally, I need to clear it ... "reset" ... and then append additional text.  For some reason, _SetText is deactivating after clearing.  I want to make sure I'm using the best method before I continue looking at the problem.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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#2 ·  Posted

You could try _GUICtrlEdit_SetText to clear it. If that still causes the same issue that next thing I'd think is just setting focus back to the Richedit control

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#3 ·  Posted

Thanks for your response.

Turns out, it's a little more complicated than just "clearing".  The control is defined with _SetParaSpacing and _SetFont.  Those were lost with a simple _SetText.

What I've come up with is this sequence:

_GUICtrlRichEdit_SetSel($hRich, 0, -1, True)    ; select all, but hide
_GUICtrlRichEdit_ReplaceText($hRich, $text)     ; replace all
_GUICtrlRichEdit_SetSel($hRich, 0, 0)           ; set cursor to start

I've found that hiding the selection seems to eliminate the possibility of a momentary "selection flash".  I have never used the hide option, before.

I'll continue to test.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

I'm using this scenario:

  1. _GUICtrlRichEdit_Create
  2. pre proccesing (creating templates)
  3. _GUICtrlRichEdit_StreamToVar
    2. _GUICtrlRichEdit_StreamFromVar + processing
    3. _GUICtrlRichEdit_StreamFromVar + processing
    4. LOOP END
  4. _GUICtrlRichEdit_Destroy




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