CComboBox Change background color only when it has focus

I want to change the background color of the CComboBox only when it has focus.  It can change the color of the entire list, or just the color of the item displayed---I can live with either one.

I've tried the standard reflection used by CEdit

In the constructor

    m_clrOverBack=RGB(225,210,210);//Blue background

In CtlColor()
      return (HBRUSH)m_OverBrush.GetSafeHandle();

What am I doing wrong here?

Thanks, Rick
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You can download the project from this link.

Go to the defination of this function : void CPicDrawC::DrawItem(LPDRAWITEMSTRUCT lpdis, bool bHasFocus)

Make the changes in function as given below.
Or u can directly replace that function with the function as shown by me.

void CPicDrawC::DrawItem(LPDRAWITEMSTRUCT lpdis, bool bHasFocus)
      if (lpdis->itemID==(UINT)-1) return;

      CDC dc;
      CRect rect = lpdis->rcItem;
      ASSERT( lpdis->itemID >= 0 );
      const int nIndex = lpdis->itemID;


      // Save these value to restore them when done drawing.
      COLORREF crOldTextColor = dc.GetTextColor();
      COLORREF crOldBkColor = dc.GetBkColor();

      if ((lpdis->itemAction | ODA_SELECT) &&      (lpdis->itemState  & ODS_SELECTED))
            dc.FillSolidRect(rect, ::GetSysColor(COLOR_HIGHLIGHT));

            if( lpdis->itemID == 2)
                  dc.FillSolidRect(rect, RGB(255,0,0));  
                  dc.FillSolidRect(rect, ::GetSysColor(COLOR_WINDOW));  


      HBITMAP hbmp = (HBITMAP)lpdis->itemData;
      CDC MemDC;
      dc.BitBlt(rect.left+5,, PicSizeX, PicSizeY, &MemDC, 0, 0, SRCCOPY);
      // Reset the background color and the text color back to their
      // original values.



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rickatseasoftAuthor Commented:

I just downloaded the source, and will attempt to implement it later today or tomorrow.


After I Subclass the window, what do I do then?

Thanks to both, Rick
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rickatseasoftAuthor Commented:

It would seem that the example that you give works for coloring the various elements of the list.  My problem is that I want to hilight the EditBox portion of the list box when it receives focus.

Thanks, Rick
rickatseasoftAuthor Commented:

Thanks for trying.  I found the answer in another location; it involved basically

HBRUSH CStateCombo::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor) //NON-REFLECTIVE
   HBRUSH hbr = CComboBox::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);

      // TODO: Change any attributes of the DC here
      // TODO: Return a different brush if the default is not desired

    if (m_bHaveFocus&&(nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_EDIT))    
      return m_hbrBack;
   return hbr;
Go to this line of code.

 if ((lpdis->itemAction | ODA_SELECT) &&     (lpdis->itemState  & ODS_SELECTED))
        dc.FillSolidRect(rect, ::GetSysColor(COLOR_HIGHLIGHT));

If you want to capture highlighted state then modify the ::GetSysColor(COLOR_HIGHLIGHT) with your own color.
i.e. you can write  

   dc.FillSolidRect(rect, RGB(0,255,0));

rickatseasoftAuthor Commented:
puranik p:

I am buried right now, but will be back to the CComboBox issue within the next couple of days and will  try this at that time.

Thanks again, Rick
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