WM_CUT message

An application sends a WM_CUT message to an edit control or combo box to delete (cut) the current selection, if any, in the edit control and copy the deleted text to the clipboard in CF_TEXT format.

#define WM_CUT                          0x0300

Parameters

wParam

This parameter is not used and must be zero.

lParam

This parameter is not used and must be zero.

Return value

This message does not return a value.

Remarks

The deletion performed by the WM_CUT message can be undone by sending the edit control an EM_UNDO message.

To delete the current selection without placing the deleted text on the clipboard, use the WM_CLEAR message.

When sent to a combo box, the WM_CUT message is handled by its edit control. This message has no effect when sent to a combo box with the CBS_DROPDOWNLIST style.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Header
Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

See also

Reference

WM_CLEAR

WM_COPY

WM_PASTE

WM_UNDO

Conceptual

Clipboard

Other Resources

EM_UNDO