Simply follow these steps in order to change the color of the Edit control or Combobox control in ATL.
Add a handler for WM_CTLCOLOREDIT
Implementation of the handler, return the brush that u want to use to color the control
LRESULT OnCtlColorEdit(UINT uMsg,
HDC hdcEdit = (HDC) wParam; // handle to display context
HWND hwndEdit = (HWND) lParam; // handle to static control
if (( hwndEdit == GetDlgItem(IDC_EDIT)
|| ( hwndEdit == GetDlgItem(IDC_COMBO))
// m_hBrush is an instance variable that stores the
// current Color brush. If this is the first time through
// we need to create it. The brush is deleted in the destructor
if ( m_hBrush == NULL )
m_hBrush = CreateSolidBrush( RGB(255,0,0)
// Get the DC provided and set the appropriate attributes
SetBkMode(hdcEdit, TRANSPARENT );
// Return a handle to the brush
HBRUSH far* hbr = (HBRUSH far*) m_hBrush;
return ((DWORD) hbr);
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