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Chang background color on textbox


I would like to know how to by using api i can do a similar command to


the problem is i only know a textbox hwnd and i would like to change its back color.
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Richie_SimonettiIT OperationsCommented:
What exactly do you want to do in yr appln. Could you be more specific. Maybe EE has a better way to do it rather than use an API?

BlaZerAuthor Commented:
well... i use setwindowlong on alot of controls, and i want them to change color on/off focus. If i write it in their own events there is waaay too much code.

so right now i loop all object through in the windowproc till i find one with matching hwnd, then i call obj.backcolor=vbred

but i would very much prefer not to do that loop and just use api.
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Ryan ChongCommented:
If you do to use API to set the BackGround Color of Text Boxes you still need to do a loop, isn't it? I think it's not worth of using APIs to change the BackGround color of Text Boxes as:

1. Vb provided built-in Property BackColor which we can set the background color of textbox.

2. As a programmer, try avoid 'fancy'/ not so important things in our project development.

But agree if we research on how can we do that by using APIs..
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