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I want to change the Disabled Fore Colour of a Combo Box

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I hate the default disabled fore colour of combo boxes.  There is no property exposed to change it but in the past I have been able to access properties of combo and list boxes (such as the search/find method) that are not exposed using the 'SendMessage' api call.  Can I do this and if so how?  There doesn't appear to be any documentation on it in MSDN.
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If forgot to mention that I am using VB6
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Unfortunately you cannot do this to my knowledge.  What would be required for this to happen is to create an owner-drawn combobox control of your own or look at other combobox controls from third parties.

http://vbaccelerator.nuwebhost.com/codelib/odcbolst/comboex.htm

These are .Net ones, but may be useful to see the techniques as well.

http://www.thescarms.com/vbasic/OwnerDrawn.asp

http://www.codeproject.com/cs/combobox/ownerdrawncombobox.asp
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