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troubleshooting Question

Change colour of icon when drawing

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DelphiSystem Programming
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I want my owner drawn check box tick to be the same colour as the theme defined text colour. I currently draw an icon into the check box area. The icon is a black tick and its background gets changed quite happily by the theme.

I have tried drawing text in to the area and that's fine.

I guess I'll have to load the palette and change it somehow?
void CEUMBCheckBox::OnDrawCheckBoxEx (CDC *pDC, CRect rect, int nState, BOOL bHighlighted, BOOL bPressed, BOOL bEnabled)
	if (bHighlighted)
		pDC->DrawFocusRect (rect);
	rect.InflateRect (1, 1);
	// Is it enabled?
#if 0 // Trouble with colour themes with black background. The tick won't be visible because our Icon is black.
	pDC->FillSolidRect (&rect, bEnabled ? globalData.clrWindow :globalData.clrBarFace);
#else // This is better. Make sure the background is white and at least the tick is visible 
	pDC->FillSolidRect (&rect, bEnabled ? RGB(255,255,255) :globalData.clrBarFace);
	pDC->Draw3dRect (&rect,	globalData.clrBarDkShadow,	globalData.clrBarHilite);
	rect.DeflateRect (1, 1);
	pDC->Draw3dRect (&rect,	globalData.clrBarShadow,	globalData.clrBarLight);
	if (nState == 1)
		//CMenuImages::Draw (pDC, CMenuImages::IdCheck, rect, CMenuImages::ImageBlack);
#if 0 // Use X text that supports colour themes
		rect.DeflateRect (1, 1);
		// Nice new tick Icon
		HICON hIcon = AfxGetApp()->LoadIcon(IDI_ICON_CHECK);
		DrawIconEx(pDC->m_hDC, rect.left, rect.top,hIcon,16,16,0, NULL, DI_NORMAL | DI_COMPAT);// | DI_DEFAULTSIZE);//rect.TopLeft(), hIcon);
	else if (nState == 2)
		rect.DeflateRect (1, 1);
		CBrush br;
		br.CreateHatchBrush (HS_DIAGCROSS, globalData.clrBtnText);
		pDC->FillRect (rect, &br);
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