CEdit Read-Only question

Posted on 2001-06-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a CEdit which I set to Read-Only mode.
But I want the color of the edit to remain white (and not gray).
How can I do it ?

Question by:irisz
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Expert Comment

ID: 6209480
Use CStatic instead of CEdit(sunken) and you can color it after!

Author Comment

ID: 6209517
No, I need CEdit...
Can it be done in CEdit ?
LVL 42

Expert Comment

ID: 6209556
u could use OnCtlColor to change the background of the CEdit color to white.
HBRUSH CMyDlg::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor)
     HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);
     if (pWnd->GetDlgCtrlID() == IDC_MYEDIT)
         pDC->SetBkColor(RGB(255, 255, 255));
     return hbr;


Accepted Solution

iProgram earned 20 total points
ID: 6210734
You can also don't set it to Read-Only mode.
Add this code:(Edit Box ID:IDC_EDIT_TEST)
BOOL CYourDlg::PreTranslateMessage(MSG* pMsg)
if(pMsg->hwnd == GetDlgItem(IDC_EDIT_TEST)->GetSafeHwnd())
 if(pMsg->message == WM_KEYDOWN||pMsg->message ==WM_RBUTTONDOWN)
     return TRUE;
return CDialog::PreTranslateMessage(pMsg);


Expert Comment

ID: 6212744
HBRUSH CMyDlg::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor)
     HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);

    if (pWnd->GetDlgCtrlID() == IDC_MYEDIT)        
        pDC->SetBkColor(RGB(255, 255, 255));

        COLORREF color = RGB(255, 255, 255);
        CBrush* back_brush = new CBrush(color);
        return (HBRUSH) (back_brush->m_hObject);
     return hbr;

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