how to set the background colour of a static box?

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    how to set the background colour of a static box?

    Hey it's me Cobras2, I'm back again and this timei've gotten into Windows coding. anyway heres my theory:

    i want to have a window.
    inside the window is two static boxes, one takes the top half of the window's client area, and displays a bitmap.
    the other takes the bottom half of the client area and displays text.
    however, the bitmap may or may not be smaller then half the client area; so i put in transparency. however, the static box on top, where the bitmap is transparent, is the colour of a window background.
    the static box on the bottom, is coloured like a 3d object.


    what i am trying to do is set the background colour of the static box, to the windows colour for 3d controls

    alternatively, how could i change the background colour of (the bottom) static box that is displaying text, to the default colour for 'window' ?

    both static boxes were created using CreateWindowEx, with the STATIC window class, and later have the text and images added to them. (in WM_PAINT and WM_SIZE messages)
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    Handle the WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC msg and return from it the handle of a brush to be used to colour the control background. GetSysColor will return the required system colour:

    HBRUSH hbr=CreateSolidBrush(GetSysColor(COLOR_BTNFACE));

    Remeber to DeleteObject on the brush handle when you are done with it.

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    thanx!!

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