Set dialog background colour

How can i set the background colour of a dialog to white?

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To change background color of all dialog in application add the following line to InitInstance:

SetDialogBkColor(RGB(255, 255, 255));

To change background color of specific dialog make toe following steps:

1) Add member
CBrush m_BkBrush;
to the dialog class.

2) Initialize it in OnInitDialog:
m_BkBrush.CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255, 255, 255));

3) Add WM_CTLCOLOR message handler to the dialog:

HBRUSH CTestDlg::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor)
    HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);

    // TODO: Return a different brush if the default is not desired
    //return hbr;

    return m_BkBrush;

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Amritpal SinghCommented:
void CMyDialogApp::SetBk(COLORREF txtColor,COLORREF bkColor)

and in the main dialog, you call:

also look at   and
shaun341Author Commented:
Thanks guys
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