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I want to change the background color of a tree control to black and the foreground to white.

I know there is a solution for that in codeGuru's site.
(http://www.codeguru.com/treeview/ctrl_color.shtml).
But, It seems that this solution dose'nt work well in Visual-C/5.0 or later. When I'm using it, the Tree's area filled with garbage when expanding/collapsing branches.

Any Idea, or a different solution for that problem?

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by:prasanth
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If you have VC++6 use CTreeCtrl::SetBkColor()
If you dont' have VC++6, send a TVM_SETBKCOLOR message to the control with the wParam=0 and lParam=COLORREF of the color you want. And use
#define TVM_SETBKCOLOR              (TV_FIRST + 29)

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by:motigust
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This is working the same as using GetCtlColor, The window background is painted with black, but the text/Icons/Lines appears with ugly white rectangled background.

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There is a TVM_SETTEXTCOLOR but it looks like you need something like SetTextBkColor (which the list view control has). Unfortunately that does not exist for the tree view control. You will need to do a owner drawn tree control. CodeGuru has some samples of owner drawn tree controls and VC comes with some too.
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