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Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3


This message is sent by an application to set the window text.


WM_SETTEXT wParam = 0; 
    lParam = (LPARAM)(LPCTSTR) lpsz;


  • lpsz
    Long pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the window text.

Return Value

The return value is TRUE if the text is set. It is FALSE (for an edit control), LB_ERRSPACE (for a list box), or CB_ERRSPACE (for a combo box) if insufficient space is available to set the text in the edit control. It is CB_ERR if this message is sent to a combo box without an edit control.

  • Default Action
    The DefWindowProc function sets and displays the window text.


For an edit control, the text is the contents of the edit control. For a combo box, the text is the contents of the edit-control portion of the combo box. For a button, the text is the button name. For other windows, the text is the window title.

This message does not change the current selection in the list box of a combo box. An application should use the CB_SELECTSTRING message to select the item in a list box that matches the text in the edit control.

The DefWindowProc function returns zero for this message.


Header winuser.h
Windows Embedded CE Windows CE 1.0 and later
Windows Mobile Windows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

See Also


Windows Messages