notepad and richedit - why?

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Wed Nov 6 22:37:09 CST 2002

"Shachar Shemesh" <wine-devel at> wrote:

> I was going over the notepad code, and it is implemented using richedit. 
> My question is - why? There is no functionality there that is not also 
> available through the usual Edit control. The Windows notepad is 
> notoriously implemented via the edit control. Is there a special reason 
> why our notepad is different here?

Since we had no a way to display .wri and .rtf files provided by many
applications (readme's, etc.) it was decided to simply extend notepad
instead of creating a wordpad replacement from scratch.


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