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Apply color to a Dialog object

Posted on 2002-04-08
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I want to change the text color of an IDC_STATIC or an IDC_EDIT object in a dialog box.

How is this done?

Thanx
Dave
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Hi,

To do that, using class wizard map WM_CTLCOLOR message to ur dialog and then modify it as

HBRUSH CColourDlg::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor)
{
     HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);
     
     if(nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_EDIT)
     {
          //Set the edit text attributes
          pDC->SetTextColor(RGB(255, 0, 0));          
     }
     else if(nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_STATIC)
     {
          //Set the static text attributes
          pDC->SetTextColor(RGB(0, 0, 255));          
     }
     
     return hbr;
}

That will give u the required. If U want ot change the text color of a perticular control only then u need to check the window handle as

HBRUSH CColourDlg::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor)
{
     HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);
     
     if((nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_EDIT) && (pWnd->GetSafeHwnd() == ((CEdit *)GetDlgItem(IDC_EDIT1))->GetSafeHwnd()))
     {
          //Set the edit text attributes
          pDC->SetTextColor(RGB(255, 0, 0));          
     }
     else if(nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_STATIC)
     {
          //Set the static text attributes
          pDC->SetTextColor(RGB(0, 0, 255));          
     }
     
     return hbr;
}

Try it out.
VinExpert
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