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Created: symbianyucca (09 Apr 2007)
Last edited: hamishwillee (26 Jul 2012)
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The CAknTextQueryDialog API is designed for querying text strings from the user. The following function shows how to use it:

TInt ShowQueryDialogL(const TDesC& aTitle, TDes& aBuffer)
{
CAknTextQueryDialog* Dialog =
CAknTextQueryDialog::NewL(aBuffer,CAknQueryDialog::ENoTone);
Dialog->PrepareLC(R_ASK_NAME_DIALOG);
Dialog->SetPromptL(aTitle);
return Dialog->RunLD();
}

Like all dialogs the CAknTextQueryDialog also requires resource definition. This example uses the following resource definition:

RESOURCE DIALOG R_ASK_NAME_DIALOG
{
flags = EGeneralQueryFlags;
buttons = R_AVKON_SOFTKEYS_OK_CANCEL;
items=
{
DLG_LINE
{
type = EAknCtQuery;
id = EGeneralQuery;
control= AVKON_DATA_QUERY
{
layout = EDataLayout;
control = EDWIN
{
flags= EEikEdwinNoHorizScrolling | EEikEdwinResizable;
maxlength = 250;
width = 4;
lines = 1;
};
};
}
};
}


It is also possible to subclass CAknTextQueryDialog in order to override some of its inherit behavior. For example, to override what is acceptable input and therefore show/hide the left softkey option:

class CMyTextQueryDialog : public CAknTextQueryDialog
{
public:
CMyTextQueryDialog (TDes &aDataText, const TTone &aTone=ENoTone) :
CAknTextQueryDialog(aDataText, aTone) {}
 
virtual void UpdateLeftSoftKeyL ()
{
// 0 or more characters allowed
MakeLeftSoftkeyVisible( ETrue );
}
};
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