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Border Painting in MFC

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I need to control the painting of the border of CWnd derived classes. I can do this for some windows by handling the WM_NCPAINT message to over-draw the existing border. However, it other classes derived from CWnd, such as CTabCtrl and CEdit, the border is drawn after recieving the WM_NCPAINT message and I have not been able to prevent the border from being drawn. In general, I wish to control the painting of borders in all types of windows. How can I do this?
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A way to achieve this should be to create the windows without the WS_BORDER style (modify the style parameter in the PreCreateWindow() method),
and then reacting to the WM_NCCALCSIZE message (OnNcCalcsize()) with modification of the client area; see the MSDev explanation of OnNcCalcSize(). There is no other possibility to prevent en edit control from drawing it's border.

There may even be no chance to modify a combo box button, because this is always drawn.

I have another idea, but maybe try this first.
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