Thread: window coloring

  1. #1

    window coloring

    hello, i changed the background color of my window for my app from white to black by changing,
    wcex.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_WINDOW+1);
    wcex.hbrBackground = (HBRUSH)(COLOR_WINDOW+2);
    which gives it black background and black text with a white highlight, what i want to do now is get rid of the highlight and make the text bright green, however i couldnt fine any lines pertaining to string color.... =/

    so if some one has done this before please let me know.

  2. #2
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    You need to get a handle to the device context for the window and then SetTextColor(HDC, COLORREF).

    good luck
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  3. #3
    THANK YOU, works like a charm!

  4. #4

    bg color

    k i got my text green with SetTextColor(hdc, 0x0000FF00);

    but the background on it is white still, i looked at MSDN and found, SetTextBkColor( COLORREF cr ); so i used, setTextBackgroundColor( Color 0x00000000); but, setTextBackgroundColor(); comes up as an undeclared identifier, but MSDN didnt say what header to use with it =/

  5. #5
    Never mind on that, i got it by using
    SetBkMode(hdc, TRANSPARENT);
    just gotta love how MSDN has about 80 listings that do basically the same thing =)

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