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An application sends the EM_SETLIMITTEXT message to set the text limit for an edit control. The text limit is the maximum amount of text, in bytes, that the edit control can contain.


wParam = (WPARAM) cbMax;    // new text limits, in bytes 

lParam = 0;                 // not used, must be zero 



Value of wParam. Specifies the new text limit, in bytes. If this parameter is 0, Windows sets the maximum text limit. The maximum text limit is 32,766 bytes for a single-line edit control, and 65,535 bytes for a multiline edit control.

Return Values

This message does not return a value.


The EM_SETLIMITTEXT message replaces the EM_LIMITTEXT message.

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