notepad and richedit - why?
wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il
Wed Nov 6 22:41:03 CST 2002
I'm trying to revamp notepad a little. In particular, I'm trying to add
the "select font" option to it. This is problematic under the RICHEDIT
control, as each character there can, potentially, have it's own font.
In addition to that, I see such programs as an important tool to unit
test various components (in this case - the edit control). As a result,
I am wondering whether anyone minds renaming the current notepad to
"wordpad", and letting me convert notepad back to EDIT, and add the
missing stuff? I promise to get around to wordpad later on.
Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:
>"Shachar Shemesh" <wine-devel at sun.consumer.org.il> 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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