# 2.2.6.27.6 RichEdit::GetLine

## Description

Get the line of text at specified line index

## Syntax

string GetLine( int nIndex = -1 )const

## Parameters

nIndex
the zero-based index value for the desired character
in the text of the edit control, or contains -1. If nIndex is -1,
it specifies the current line, that is, the line that contains the caret.

## Return

the text at given line or an empty string is line specified is not a valid line number

## Examples

EX1

#include <..\OriginLab\DialogEx.h>
#define IDC_RICHEDIT1 1001

void RichEdit_GetLine(Dialog& EditBoxes)
{
RichEdit richEdit = EditBoxes.GetItem(IDC_RICHEDIT1);
int ii, nLineLength;
int nLineCount = richEdit.GetLineCount();
string strText;
for (ii = 0; ii < nLineCount; ii++)
{
nLineLength = richEdit.LineLength(ii);
strText = richEdit.GetLine(ii);
}
}

## Remark

The implementation of this function is different from the MFC version. The MFC version is more difficult to use.