Static control color change

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    Static control color change

    I've created a static text control using the resource.
    I have two questions:

    1) Is there a way to apply a color to the static within the resource?
    2) How can I change the color after the static control was already created?


    Thank you.
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    1) not sure
    2) you catch the WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC message

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    Syntax
    Code:
    WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC
    
        WPARAM wParam
        LPARAM lParam;
    Parameters

    wParam
    Handle to the device context for the static control window.
    lParam
    Handle to the static control.

    Return Value

    If an application processes this message, the return value is a handle to a brush that the system uses to paint the background of the static control.
    * Can I use the lParam to match the handle to the handle of the static control I wish to paint?

    * Also, I've tried to color the text itself without the background color but it doesn't work...
    Code:
            case WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC:
                    SetTextColor((HDC)wParam, RGB(0, 255, 0));
                    return((HBRUSH)0);
    Last edited by Devil Panther; 08-08-2005 at 10:54 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil Panther
    Also, I've tried to color the text itself without the background color but it doesn't work...
    To return a NULL brush, use GetStockObject(NULL_BRUSH).
    You should also call SetBkMode to make the background of the text (not the static control) transparent.

    Code:
        case WM_CTLCOLORSTATIC:
          {
            HDC  hdc  = (HDC)  wParam ;
            HWND ctrl = (HWND) lParam ;
      
            SetBkMode( hdc, TRANSPARENT );
            SetTextColor( hdc, RGB(0, 255, 0) );
      
            return (LRESULT)GetStockObject(NULL_BRUSH); 
          }

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    Something is not working...
    The result of the code is black text on a white background
    Last edited by Devil Panther; 08-10-2005 at 08:34 AM.
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    Hmm, it seemed to work for me when I posted that snippet yesterday.
    Mind posting your code?

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    oops, got the lParam and wParam mixed up
    it works fine now, thank you.
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