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Each property page has its own set of controls. The only control that they share are the standard button in the property sheet itself. If you want to add an edit control, a preview button or any other control, you have to do it at run time. The code below shows you how to add an edit control.

Step 1: Derive your own class from CPropertySheet

We cannot use the CPropertySheet class directly, since we need to add a member variable. If you aren't already using a sub-class of CPropertySheet then derive one.

Step 2: Add member variable

Add member variable to the CPropertySheet derived class. The edit control will be created and accessed using this member.
	CEdit m_edit;

Step 3: Create the edit control in OnInitDialog

Override the OnInitDialog() function and add the code to create the edit control to this function. It is a good idea to call the base class version of the function before doing anything specific for the derived class.

The property sheet is first resized to accommodate the new edit control. The edit control is then created at the desired location. The WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE gives it a 3-D look. The edit control is created with a different font than used by other control. We fix this by a call to SetFont() and set the font to be the same as the property sheet.

The text value in the edit control can be set or retrieved using the m_edit object.

BOOL CMyPropSheet::OnInitDialog()
	BOOL bResult = CPropertySheet::OnInitDialog();

	CRect rectWnd;
	SetWindowPos(NULL, 0, 0,
		rectWnd.Width() + 100,

	m_edit.CreateEx( WS_EX_CLIENTEDGE, _T("EDIT"), NULL,
				rectWnd.Width(), 20, 80, 24, m_hWnd, 0, 0 );

	m_edit.SetFont( GetFont() );
	return bResult;


  • msnu

    Posted by Mah wari on 10/16/2014 08:06pm

    Hi I have a dialog which contains property sheet and this sheet has property pages. my dialog has pushlike radio button . now I am adding one more property page which has an editbox cotrol dynamically to property sheet. every thing added n show properly . Now when I am at my dynamically added page and click on the parent dialog's radio button then my application hung (seems like entered in infinite loop) and I have kill my app. pls suggest solution apporach.

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    Originally posted by: Jemin n shingala

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  • How to add control when propert sheet si dynamically created

    Posted by Legacy on 08/31/2001 07:00am

    Originally posted by: Fawaz

    Thanks for such useful information.
    I have to add one more button to the already set of standard buttons.
    My property sheet is dynamically created.
    There is no OnInitDialog function.
    Where should i put the code and also i get assertion at


    I have a derived class already.

    IMPLEMENT_DYNAMIC(CPSProcessOptions, CPropertySheet)

    It seems that i need to pass in the parent window somehow because rectWnd is empty.
    I commented the OnInitDialog line as it was giving me assertion at that also.
    I tried to put the code in the domodal function of the derived class and the constructor.
    I didn't get any errors but the same assertions.
    Do i need to derive another class and then do this in there?
    Can you pl. let me know.

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