SetTextColor question

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    SetTextColor question

    When i use that function, the color of the text never change, except if i use inside WM_CTLCOLOREDIT...
    How to make it work outside? thanks =]

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    If you are using it with a control, that's really the only effectively simple place to use it. Another option is to subclass the control in question but you may end up having to handle the entire drawing for the control as attempts to CallWindowProc for default system rendering may sometimes result in changes you've made being overridden. A third option, if you're confronted with having to draw the control yourself, is to owner-draw it; refer to the individual control documentation on msdn for how to do this.
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    Try this.

    case WM_CTLCOLOREDIT:
    hdc = (HDC)wParam;
    SetTextColor(hdc, RGB(255,0,0)); // red
    SetBkColor(hdc, RGB(255,255,0)); // yellow
    return GetSysColorBrush(COLOR_3DHILIGHT); // hilight colour
    go here for more info.
    http://www.catch22.net/tuts/tips.asp#EditColour
    Its Really All up to you.

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    unkownname, Tropicalia said that he already can get it to work in WM_CTLCOLOREDIT.

    Try
    Code:
    case WM_XXX: // Never use this code in WM_PAINT.
    HDC hdc = GetDC(hwnd);
    SetTextColor(hdc, RGB(255,0,0)); // red
    SetBkColor(hdc, RGB(255,255,0)); // yellow
    break;

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