Skinning Win32 Applications

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    Skinning Win32 Applications

    Is there a way to customize the color of the SDI/MDI or DBI applications so that I don't have to go along with the usual grey and black color scheme. If there is a simple simple easy way such as setting different variables to hexadecimal values, please tell me. Thanks for the time.

    P.s. I would really like to have the program with lots of blue in case you want to use a color as an example, blue would be nice.

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    look into GetWindowDC() and windows message WM_NCPAINT for painting non client areas of your window
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    Thanks. I like that idea. Do you know of a way to put a bitmap behind so that I can keep it the original size (like 80 px by 100 px) in each corner, and when the window is resized, keeping them at the edges? Thanks.

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