Update for RichTextBox controls and ALT codes in Windows 8.1


This update fixes the following issues:
  • You have a RichTextBox control in a Windows-based application in Windows 8.1. When you try to check the spelling within the control, the application crashes in the Msftedit.dll file.
  • When you try to type ALT codes such as ALT+1 in the Username and Password boxes when you log on to the system, the ALT codes are not entered as expected.

More Information

The following updates are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Article ID: 3022796 - Last Review: Jun 17, 2015 - Revision: 1

Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Pro