OK, I need to figure out how to tell when enter is pressed in a child edit control. I can easily find out when the child sends a WM_PARENTNOTIFY message, but how do I tell what it is and parse it out? The edit control is a simple edit, single line control. I want enter to do the function that grabs whatever has been typed in that edit control, if any. Grabbing the text is no problem, but making enter do anything but cause a "ding" is getting on my nerves. If this can be done without assigning a child window procedure, could somebody paste me something explaining or demoing how? Thanks.