I was making a function to save info and it doesn't work. It's
actually made up of 2 functions. I've eliminated my problems down to
the second function and can't figure out what to do. Here is the
function:

void DoFileSave(HWND hwnd) 
{ 
        OPENFILENAME ofn; 
        char szFileName[MAX_PATH] = ""; 
        ZeroMemory(&ofn, sizeof(ofn)); 
        ofn.lStructSize = sizeof(OPENFILENAME); 
        ofn.hwndOwner = hwnd; 
        ofn.lpstrFilter = "Text Files (*.txt)\0*.txt\0All Files (*.*)\0*.* 
\0"; 
        ofn.lpstrFile = szFileName; 
        ofn.nMaxFile = MAX_PATH; 
        ofn.lpstrDefExt = "txt"; 
        ofn.Flags = OFN_EXPLORER | OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST | OFN_HIDEREADONLY | 
OFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT; 
        if(GetSaveFileName(&ofn)) 
        { 
                int i, a; 
                char etxt[100]; 
                i = SendMessage(IDC_LIST, LB_GETCOUNT, 0, 0); //gets the number of 
items in listbox 
                for (a=0; a<i; a++) 
                { 
                        SendMessage(IDC_LIST, LB_GETTEXT, a, etxt[a]); //get all text 
                } 
                HWND hEdit = GetDlgItem(hwnd, etxt[a]); 
                SaveTextFileFromListBox(hEdit, szFileName); 
        } 
}

Here are the errors I get:
error C2275: 'HWND' : illegal use of this type as an expression
error C2146: syntax error : missing ';' before identifier 'hEdit'
error C2065: 'hEdit' : undeclared identifier
error C2065: 'hEdit' : undeclared identifier

Ok this is the smallest I could make.

Here is the header file:

//{{NO_DEPENDENCIES}}
// Microsoft Developer Studio generated include file.
// Used by ctl_one.rc
//
#define IDD_MAIN                        101
#define IDC_TEXT                        1000
#define IDC_OTEXT                       1001
#define IDC_LIST                        1002
#define IDC_OLIST                       1011
#define IDC_ADD                         1003
#define IDC_SHOWCOUNT                   1006
#define IDC_SAVE						1008

// Next default values for new objects
// 
#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
#ifndef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
#define _APS_NEXT_RESOURCE_VALUE        102
#define _APS_NEXT_COMMAND_VALUE         40001
#define _APS_NEXT_CONTROL_VALUE         1007
#define _APS_NEXT_SYMED_VALUE           101
#endif
#endif

Here is the resource file:

//Microsoft Developer Studio generated resource script.
//
#include "resource.h"

#define APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Generated from the TEXTINCLUDE 2 resource.
//
#ifndef __BORLANDC__
#include "winres.h"
#endif

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
#undef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// English (U.S.) resources

#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)
#ifdef _WIN32
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
#pragma code_page(1252)
#endif //_WIN32

#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// TEXTINCLUDE
//

1 TEXTINCLUDE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    "resource.h\0"
END

2 TEXTINCLUDE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    "#ifndef __BORLANDC__\r\n"
    "#include ""winres.h""\r\n"
    "#endif\r\n"
    "\0"
END

3 TEXTINCLUDE DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    "\0"
END

#endif    // APSTUDIO_INVOKED


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Dialog
//

IDD_MAIN DIALOG DISCARDABLE  0, 0, 300, 302
STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | DS_CENTER | WS_POPUP | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU
CAPTION "Spanish Word Editor"
FONT 8, "MS Sans Serif"
BEGIN
    LTEXT           "Add Spanish",IDC_STATIC,7,10,56,8
    EDITTEXT        IDC_TEXT,50,7,60,14,ES_AUTOHSCROLL
    LTEXT           "Add English",IDC_STATIC,112,10,56,8    
    EDITTEXT        IDC_OTEXT,151,7,60,14,ES_AUTOHSCROLL
    LISTBOX         IDC_LIST,7,25,103,106,LBS_NOINTEGRALHEIGHT | 
                    LBS_EXTENDEDSEL | WS_VSCROLL | WS_TABSTOP
    LISTBOX         IDC_OLIST,112,25,103,106,LBS_NOINTEGRALHEIGHT | 
                    LBS_EXTENDEDSEL | WS_VSCROLL | WS_TABSTOP
    PUSHBUTTON      "&Add",IDC_ADD,220,30,50,14
    PUSHBUTTON      "&Save",IDC_SAVE,220,80,50,14
END


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// DESIGNINFO
//

#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
GUIDELINES DESIGNINFO DISCARDABLE 
BEGIN
    IDD_MAIN, DIALOG
    BEGIN
        LEFTMARGIN, 7
        RIGHTMARGIN, 200
        VERTGUIDE, 145
        VERTGUIDE, 150
        TOPMARGIN, 7
        BOTTOMMARGIN, 149
    END
END
#endif    // APSTUDIO_INVOKED

#endif    // English (U.S.) resources
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

And here's the CPP file:

#include <windows.h>
#include "resource.h" 


BOOL SaveTextFileFromListBox(HWND hEdit, LPCTSTR pszFileName)
{
	HANDLE hFile;
	BOOL bSuccess = FALSE;

	hFile = CreateFile(pszFileName, GENERIC_WRITE, 0, NULL,
		CREATE_ALWAYS, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL, NULL);
	if(hFile != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
	{
		DWORD dwTextLength;

		dwTextLength = GetWindowTextLength(hEdit);
		// No need to bother if there's no text.
		if(dwTextLength > 0)
		{
			LPSTR pszText;
			DWORD dwBufferSize = dwTextLength + 1;

			pszText = GlobalAlloc(GPTR, dwBufferSize);
			if(pszText != NULL)
			{
				if(GetWindowText(hEdit,pszText, dwBufferSize))
				{
					DWORD dwWritten;

					if(WriteFile(hFile, pszText, dwTextLength, &dwWritten, NULL))
						bSuccess = TRUE;
				}
				GlobalFree(pszText);
			}
		}
		CloseHandle(hFile);
	}
	return bSuccess;
}

void DoFileSave(HWND hwnd)
{

	OPENFILENAME ofn;
	char szFileName[MAX_PATH] = "";

	ZeroMemory(&ofn, sizeof(ofn));

	ofn.lStructSize = sizeof(OPENFILENAME);
	ofn.hwndOwner = hwnd;
	ofn.lpstrFilter = "Text Files (*.txt)\0*.txt\0All Files (*.*)\0*.*\0";
	ofn.lpstrFile = szFileName;
	ofn.nMaxFile = MAX_PATH;
	ofn.lpstrDefExt = "txt";
	ofn.Flags = OFN_EXPLORER | OFN_PATHMUSTEXIST | OFN_HIDEREADONLY | OFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT;
	
	if(GetSaveFileName(&ofn))
	{
		int i, a;
		char etxt[100];
		i = SendMessage(IDC_LIST, LB_GETCOUNT, 0, 0); //gets the number of items in listbox
		for (a=0; a<i; a++)
		{
			SendMessage(IDC_LIST, LB_GETTEXT, a, etxt[a]); //get all text

		}
		HWND hEdit = GetDlgItem(hwnd, etxt[a]);
		SaveTextFileFromListBox(hEdit, szFileName);
	}
}





BOOL CALLBACK DlgProc(HWND hwnd, UINT Message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
{
	switch(Message)
	{

		case WM_COMMAND:
			switch(LOWORD(wParam))
			{
				case IDC_ADD:
				{

					int nTimes = 1;

						// Then we get the string they entered
						// First we need to find out how long it is so that we can
						// allocate some memory
						int len = GetWindowTextLength(GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_TEXT));
						int len2 = GetWindowTextLength(GetDlgItem(hwnd, IDC_OTEXT));
						if(len > 0 && len2 > 0)
						{
							// Now we allocate, and get the string into our buffer

							int i;
							char* buf;

							buf = (char*)GlobalAlloc(GPTR, len + 1);
							GetDlgItemText(hwnd, IDC_TEXT, buf, len + 1);

							// Now we add the string to the list box however many times
							// the user asked us to.

							for(i = 0;i < nTimes; i++)
							{
								int index = SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_LIST, LB_ADDSTRING, 0, (LPARAM)buf);
								// Here we are associating the value nTimes with the item 
								// just for the heck of it, we'll use it to display later.
								// Normally you would put some more useful data here, such
								// as a pointer.
								SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_LIST, LB_SETITEMDATA, (WPARAM)index, (LPARAM)nTimes);
							}

							// Dont' forget to free the memory!
							GlobalFree((HANDLE)buf);



							buf = (char*)GlobalAlloc(GPTR, len2 + 1);
							GetDlgItemText(hwnd, IDC_OTEXT, buf, len2 + 1);

							// Now we add the string to the list box however many times
							// the user asked us to.

							for(i = 0;i < nTimes; i++)
							{
								int index = SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_OLIST, LB_ADDSTRING, 0, (LPARAM)buf);
								// Here we are associating the value nTimes with the item 
								// just for the heck of it, we'll use it to display later.
								// Normally you would put some more useful data here, such
								// as a pointer.
								SendDlgItemMessage(hwnd, IDC_OLIST, LB_SETITEMDATA, (WPARAM)index, (LPARAM)nTimes);
							}

							// Dont' forget to free the memory!
							GlobalFree((HANDLE)buf);
						}
						else 
						{
							MessageBox(hwnd, "You didn't enter anything!", "Warning", MB_OK);
						}

				}
				break;

				break;
				case IDC_SAVE:	
					DoFileSave(hwnd);
				break;
			}
		break;
		case WM_CLOSE:
			EndDialog(hwnd, 0);
		break;
		default:
			return FALSE;
	}
	return TRUE;
}

int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,
	LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
{
	return DialogBox(hInstance, MAKEINTRESOURCE(IDD_MAIN), NULL, DlgProc);
}

Sorry if it's still a little lengthy.

Unfortunately I don't use windows so I can't try to help, but I have a hard time believing that error can't be produced in < 20 lines...

I compiled the *.cpp file with VC++ 2008 Express and got some errors

1>c:\dvlp\wintest\wintest\wintest.cpp(23) : error C2440: '=' : cannot convert from 'HGLOBAL' to 'LPSTR'
1> Conversion from 'void*' to pointer to non-'void' requires an explicit cast
1>c:\dvlp\wintest\wintest\wintest.cpp(61) : error C2664: 'SendMessageA' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'int' to 'HWND'
1> Conversion from integral type to pointer type requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast
1>c:\dvlp\wintest\wintest\wintest.cpp(64) : error C2664: 'SendMessageA' : cannot convert parameter 1 from 'int' to 'HWND'
1> Conversion from integral type to pointer type requires reinterpret_cast, C-style cast or function-style cast
1>Build log was saved at "file://c:\dvlp\wintest\wintest\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
1>wintest - 3 error(s), 0 warning(s)

As for the first error: GlobalAlloc() returns a HGLOBAL object, not a char*. And GlobalAlloc() is just an unnecessary complication, just use standard c++ dynamic memory allocation, such as new and delete[].

The first argument to SendMessage() must be a window handle HWIND, not a macro from the resource.h file.

How would I use new and delete?

you are kidding aren't you? You mean you don't know diddley-squat about c++ yet you are attempting to write a windows program :icon_eek:

if(hFile != INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE)
    {
        DWORD dwTextLength;

        dwTextLength = GetWindowTextLength(hEdit);
        // No need to bother if there's no text.
        if(dwTextLength > 0)
        {
            char* pszText;
            DWORD dwBufferSize = dwTextLength + 1;

            try
            {
                pszText = new char[dwBufferSize];
                if(GetWindowText(hEdit,pszText, dwBufferSize))
                {
                    DWORD dwWritten;

                    if(WriteFile(hFile, pszText, dwTextLength, &dwWritten, NULL))
                        bSuccess = TRUE;
                }
                delete[] pszText;
            }
            catch(...)
            {
                // allocation failed
            }
    }
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