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How to use setbkcolor() in OnInitDialog()

Posted on 1998-03-23
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
How do you change the backcolor of a dialog box using setbkcolor()? I not know how to get the first parameter "hdc" for this function.  Please show me how to implement this in a OnInitDialog() call.
Question by:englm
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tflai earned 50 total points
ID: 1183760

Expert Comment

ID: 1183761
If you really want to change a dialog's background color, write your handler for WM_CTLCOLOR and return the brush you want.

Example:  set your dialog's background to white.
HBRUSH CMyDlg::OnCtlColor(...)
    return (HBRUSH)GetStockObject(WHITE_BRUSH);

Author Comment

ID: 1183762
The HBRUSH example works great, but for future reference -

To use:

Don't I need to first define a pointer to the CDC like:
CDC* pDC = GetDC():


Expert Comment

ID: 1183763
Yeh, if you want to have several operations on the DC, you should store the DC pointer first.

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