font & font color in edit control

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    font & font color in edit control

    Hello, I was wondering if someone can show me an example of

    how to change the background color and font color of an edit

    control. Its not a rich edit control.

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    Add the following to your window procedure:
    Code:
    case WM_CREATE: 
      {
      hbr=CreateSolidBrush(RGB(0,255,0)); /*green */
      return 0;
      }
    case WM_CTLCOLOEDIT: /*WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC for read only edit */
      {
      HDC hdc=(HDC)wParam;
      SetTextColor(hdc,RGB(255,0,0)); /*red text*/
      return (LRESULT)hbr; /*this brush used by system to paint control background */
      }
    case WM_DESTROY:
      {
      if (hbr)
        {
        DeleteObject(hbr); /*free gdi resources*/
        }
      }
    This gets asked a lot so a board search should give further explanation/examples should you require them.

    Dont' forget msdn:
    WM_CTLCOLOREDIT.
    edit controls.

    edit: use SetBkColor or SetBkMode if you want the text background to match the control background.
    Last edited by Ken Fitlike; 10-27-2003 at 05:18 PM.
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    Thanks alot


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