An insertion point does not appear in the expected position when you use edit controls that use the right-aligned or the center-aligned text style

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Symptoms

When you open a dialog box that contains one or more edit controls on a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer, and you use the mouse pointer or the TAB key to position the insertion point in one of the edit controls, the insertion point does not appear to be in the expected position. A text character that is one character to the right of the expected insertion point appears to be selected, even though the actual insertion point is in the expected position.

Cause

This problem may occur if you use a program on a Windows 2000-based system that uses the earlier version UserControl class to enter text into edit controls.

If the ES_RIGHT or the ES_CENTER style is specified as a control style for the text in the edit control, and the EM_SETSEL control message is used to programmatically select text in the edit control, the text selection is displayed incorrectly when you position the insertion point in one of the edit controls. The selected character in the edit control is one character space to the right of the insertion point's actual position. This problem occurs if you use either the mouse or the TAB key to select the edit control.

Note The ES_RIGHT style right-aligns the text in the edit control. The ES_CENTER style centers the text in the edit control.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6824      42,256  Basesrv.dll      
   21-Sep-2003  00:45  5.0.2195.6824     236,304  Cmd.exe          
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6824     222,992  Gdi32.dll        
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6867     711,440  Kernel32.dll     
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6824      54,032  Mpr.dll          
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6876     334,096  Msgina.dll       
   08-Dec-2003  18:06  5.0.2195.6824      90,232  Rdpwd.sys
   06-Nov-2003  22:29  5.0.2195.6870   5,847,552  Sp3res.dll       
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6880     380,176  User32.dll       
   10-Dec-2003  22:56  5.0.2195.6876     389,392  Userenv.dll      
   08-Dec-2003  23:25  5.0.2195.6880   1,629,200  Win32k.sys
   11-Nov-2003  00:29  5.0.2195.6873     182,032  Winlogon.exe     
   10-Dec-2003  22:57  5.0.2195.6873     243,984  Winsrv.dll       
   10-Dec-2003  22:57  5.0.2195.6867     711,440  Kernel32.dll     
   08-Dec-2003  23:25  5.0.2195.6880   1,629,200  Win32k.sys
   10-Dec-2003  22:57  5.0.2195.6873     243,984  Winsrv.dll       
   10-Dec-2003  23:05                     11,858  Kb833443.cat

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.

More information

For additional information about how hotfix packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 833443 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
Keywords: 
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