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Posted on 2004-04-16
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Hi

I simple one which I can't figure out

I have a CMyStatic derived from a CStatic which is on a Dialog, how can I get the, CMyStatic to get the color of the dialog that its on
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Question by:Dj_Fx8
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by:bkfirebird
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try GetDC()->SetBkColor (GetParent()->GetDC()->GetBkColor ())
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For any dialog which draws it's background by standard way, background color is returned by function GetSysColor(COLOR_BTNFACE).
If dialog code is custom and draws itself in WM_ERASEBKGND ot WM_PAINT handlers, it's impossible to get this color by generic way.
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by:migel
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Hi!
IMHO you need to send WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC to the parent and examine brush being returned.
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