changing the background color

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    changing the background color

    how can i change the background color of a static control?
    please don't give me links to other posts in this forum, coz i've looked in them all and still didn't understand.

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    Handle the WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC message.

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    thanks, it works =)
    i have another question:
    how can i make the cursor change to that specific cursor (don't know its name) when it hovers the text?

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    if you want to do it for the whole window it's
    Code:
    LoadCursor(NULL, IDC_IBEAM);
    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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    but then it will be the cursor even when my mouse isn't over the text right? i want it to be like when u move ur mouse over the text of this message and the cursor changes

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    algi: doesn't that just load a system icon?? that's got nothing to do with setting it?

    hiya: just use SetIcon() to set the icon when the cursor is over text. It's that simple!

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    but it's in MFC right? and i'm using API

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    It's not MFC.
    Look it up in MSDN

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    The only way I know of to set a window's cursor when using APIs is by setting the cursor in the WNDCLASSEX structure when the window's class is registered. Maybe you could create your own static control window.

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    Use SetCursor()
    Code:
    HICON hCurDrag, hCurNoDrop;
    hCurDrag = (HICON)LoadImage(d->hInst, MAKEINTRESOURCE(CUR_DRAG), IMAGE_CURSOR, 0, 0, LR_DEFAULTCOLOR);
    hCurNoDrop = (HICON)LoadImage(d->hInst, MAKEINTRESOURCE(CUR_NODROP), IMAGE_CURSOR, 0, 0, LR_DEFAULTCOLOR);
    SetCursor(hCurDrag);
    SetCursor(hNoDrop);
    Works fine for me in API

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    hehe you said SetIcon at start (i also didn't notice it has nothing to do with cursors).
    ok it's ok now, thanks.

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