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Changing MDI client color

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How to change the client area color of MDIFrameWnd window when creating it.
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Create new CWnd base class  CBackGround

handle WM_ERASEBKGND as below in your new class.

BOOL CBackGround::OnEraseBkgnd(CDC* pDC)
{
      BOOL result;
      result = CWnd::OnEraseBkgnd(pDC);
      RECT inside;
      GetClientRect(&inside);
      pDC->FillSolidRect(&inside, 0x000000FF); // red background
      return result;
}

in your mainframe.h file include the header for the new class
and create a protected member

say

      CBackGround m_background;

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Subclass this client window in your mainframe's OnCreate function as

m_background.SubclassWindow(m_hWndMDIClient);

now you have a red background.
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what happened to my points ?
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