FIX: Controls Lose the Caption in the Dialog Editor

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When you add a control to a dialog in the Visual C++ resource editor and then you change the tab order, you lose the caption of the focus control. You cannot make the caption reappear.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question. The English version of this fix 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----------------------------------------------------------03-Jul-2003  04:41  7.10.3184.0     2,171,904  Resedit.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Open the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003IDE.
  2. Create a default Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) dialog-based project.
  3. Open the IDD_*_DIALOG dialog in the resource editor.
  4. Add a static control to the dialog.
  5. Change the caption of the static control by setting focus to the control and then by typing the following new text: Test. When you type the existing caption, the word "static" disappears, and then the text that you type appears as the caption. Note Do not change the caption in the Properties Window.
  6. Now set focus to another control. For example, click OK to set the focus to the OK button.
  7. Press CTRL+D to order the tabs. You can also set the order of the tabs when you click Format, and then click Tab Order.
  8. Change the tab order to any order that is different from the current setting.
  9. Press ESC to quit tab-ordering mode.
  10. The OK button caption disappears. You cannot make the caption reappear unless you retype it.

Article ID: 823903 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 05:19:12 - Revision: 1.4

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