Using a RichEdit Control in the MFC Grid Control

Environment: VC6, Win9x, NT4, W2K, MFC


I was looking for a code to add extra features to the MFC Grid Control so that the user can format the cells as in a spreadsheet program. So, I've created a demo project that shows how to replace the default editing with a Rich Edit Control.

Using the Code

Two new classes are added to implement this new cell type into a MFC Grid control:

  • CInPlaceRichEdit, derived from CRichEditCtrl. This class allows the user to edit the content of a cell and change the text attributes (bold, italic, underline).
  • CGridCellRich, derived from CGridCell. This class draws the formatted text in the cell, and adds the extra formatting features.

Using the new cell is simple. For example, you can call CGridCtrl::SetDefaultCellType like this:

m_Grid.SetCellType (row,col, RUNTIME_CLASS(CGridCellRich));

For more information on how to use a owner cell type, read the Chris Maunder article here.


Thanks to Chris Maunder for his great MFC Grid Control.

Version History

01/03/2004: first release.


Download demo project - 47 Kb
Download source - 102 Kb


  • virtualmode

    Posted by Legacy on 02/18/2004 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Pietro

    excuse my english,i'm italian.
    I'm writing an activex with some features on the grid.
    I use the virtual mode.It's possible editing of cells in virtual mode?

  • Question...

    Posted by Legacy on 01/20/2004 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Puiu

    Please excuse my english! (i'm not a native english speaker)
    How can I insert a CDateTimeCtrl in a cell of grid? I know that isn't linked by this subject but I realy need to do this how soon is possible!
    Please help me!Tnx!

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