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Hi All,

I want to know how can I set the background and text color of some dialogs such as CFileDialog, CColorDialog, etc. ???

I know there exists a function called SetDialogBkColor(..) to set the background and text color of the dialog created by us.

Further I also need to change the background and text color of the messagebox which is popped up by using the function AfxMessageBox.

Can I do both of this?

Thank you very much!!!

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If you dreive a class from CFileDialog and handle the WM_CTLCOLOR message you should be able to set the background color to anything you like.

As far a MessageBoxes go though, I think you'd probably have to create you're own dialog class to handle it...
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Hi Mensana,

I have already used that sample code before. I found I need to declare a variable with the button in order to set its color.

How can I declare a variable with Open/Cancel/Save button in the CFileDialog/CColorDialog?

Thanks!!!
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You have to derive your own class from CFileDialog. Include there the "colorbtn.h" header and attach two CColorButton variables to the IDCANCEL and IDOK buttons.
For some extra information take a look at the following articles:
In MSDN: Customize the Common Print Dialog Box - ID: Q132909;
On Web: http://www.codeguru.com/dialog/index.shtml – the “Common Dialogs” part of it.
You’ll find the dialog template for a common open file dialog box in “FILEOPEN.DLG” file. Move that template into your project resource file (“.rc”). Derive a class for that template from CDialog and then change it to CFileDialog so that it’ll behave the same (pay attention to the constructor). In your new class you can play with your buttons (IDOK and IDCANCEL) as much as you want.

Cheerz,
Mensana
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