Change colour of standard windows components

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noone

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Jan 23, 2000, 3:00:00 AM1/23/00
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Hiya,

I'm a bit of a newbie to all this Win32 programming stuff, having most
of my experience in DOS.

I'm using CreateWindow("EDIT" .... to create a multiline edit control
but I can't seem to be able to specify (or even to change) it's colour.

Can anyone help?

Steve

P.S. Please could you CC this to my email as I can't access the NGs in
college!


Jogy

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Jan 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM1/24/00
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Hello,

If you are creating controls in a dialog, you have to handle the
WM_CTLCOLOR messages
to change their colors.

For edit controls this will be WM_CTLCOLOREDIT.

In the dialog box procedure of the edit control parent use something like:

static HBRUSH hEditBrush;

case WM_INITDIALOG:
hEditBrush = CreateSolidBrush(RGB(0, 0, 128));
....

......

case WM_CTLCOLOREDIT:
SelectObject((HDC)wParam, (HGDIOBJ)hEditBrush);
return (BOOL)hEditBrush;

case WM_DESTROY:
DeleteObject(hEditBrush);


Note that you have the responsibility for creating AND deleting the
hEditBrush object.
It can be declared as a local static in the dialog box procedure, on
WM_INITDIALOG, create the brush,
and on WM_DESTROY delete the brush.

Jogy

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P.S. Is no...@noone.com your e-mail address ???


Jogy

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Jan 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM1/24/00
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> > Steve
> >
> > P.S. Please could you CC this to my email as I can't access the NGs in
> > college!
>
> P.S. Is no...@noone.com your e-mail address ???

No, it is not, as I suspected. The mail returned .
So, please, give real e-mail address if you want something sent to you.

Jogy


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