troubleshooting Question

Change color of edit box with dynamic color

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I'm writing an application in Visual C++ 6.0 on Windows2000.  I currently have a pushbutton that will invoke the CColorDialog interface.  When the user selects a color, I get the color from the CColorDialog and I want to change the color of an edit in the dialog to that new color.

I know how to change the color of edit boxes in general.  My question is, how do you do it with a dynamic RGB value?

In general you create the brush with CreateSolidBrush() somewhere (probably constructor), then in the OnCtlColor function you do something to the effect:

if ( nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_STATIC )
{
   int nID = pWnd->GetDlgCtrlID();

   if ( nID == IDC_TEST_EDIT )
   {
     pDC->SetBkColor( RGB(255,0,0) );
     return m_hRedBrush;
   }
}

you need to return a brush somehow....but it's always changing.....any help would be appreciated.

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