WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC and a HBRUSH

This is a discussion on WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC and a HBRUSH within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; hi, im using a hbrush with ctlcolorstatic. the problem is that the color is not working right, here is the ...

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    WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC and a HBRUSH

    hi, im using a hbrush with ctlcolorstatic.
    the problem is that the color is not working right, here is the code.

    Code:
    		case WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC:		
    			SetBkColor((HDC)wParam , hBrush);
    			SetTextColor((HDC)wParam ,RGB(255,255,255));
    		
    			return ((LRESULT)hBrush);
    the background color of it seems to be changing right but the background color of the text is allways black.
    im getting 2 warnings and they are

    Code:
    'unsigned long ' differs in levels of indirection from 'struct HBRUSH__ *'
    'SetBkColor' : different types for formal and actual parameter 2
    im getting them for the SetBkColor line..im not to sure what they mean either.

    if some one could help me out with this problem it would be much appriciated.
    thanks
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    Take a closer look at the type required for the second parameter of SetBkColor.
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    ok so to me it seems you cant use a hBrush with SetBkColor.
    is there any other way that this could be done with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdn
    COLORREF SetBkColor(
    HDC hdc, // handle to DC
    COLORREF crColor // background color value
    );
    'unsigned long ' differs in levels of indirection from 'struct HBRUSH__ *'
    'SetBkColor' : different types for formal and actual parameter 2
    ie. an HBRUSH is not a COLORREF. Use the RGB macro to generate COLORREF values (which, presumably, you did if your HBRUSH was returned from CreateSolidBrush) or use unsigned long values with format 0x00bbggrr where b,g and r refer to red, green and blue values respectively in the range 0x00 to 0xFF (0-255).

    edit: Alternatively, you can achieve the same text background as your returned hBrush by using:
    Code:
    SetBkMode(hdc,TRANSPARENT);
    in place of SetBkColor.
    Last edited by Ken Fitlike; 10-13-2004 at 08:13 AM.
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