Changing a windows background color

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    Changing a windows background color

    I have searched but I can't find any tips on how to change a windows background color during a programs execution. I can change it before the window is registerd, but not afterward.

    how is that done??

    in advance, thanks

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    Do you mean the client area?

    I havent checked, but I guess if you use CreateSolidBrush() to create another background colour, you can then call SelectObject() to select it........then if you repaint the client area it should be a different colour....

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    CClientDC pDC(this);

    RECT Rect;
    GetClientRect( &Rect );

    CBrush RedBrush( RGB( 255, 0, 0 ) );

    pDC.FillRect(&Rect, RedBrush);
    Invalidate();
    UpdateWindow();


    Something along the lines of that should fill it with red

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