Changing the background color of a dialog

If you want to change the background color of your dialog box, it is a very simple.

In your CTestDlg header file, declare a member variable from CBrush:


class CTestDlg : public CDialog
{
...
protected:
 CBrush m_brush; 
...
};
Then, add this line in the OnInitDialog function:

BOOL CTestDlg::OnInitDialog() 
{
 ...
 m_brush.CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255, 255, 255)); // color white brush 
 ...
} 
Finally do this on the ID_CTLCOLOR handle:

HBRUSH CAboutDlg::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor) 
{
/*
** No need to do this!
**
** HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);
*/

/*
** Return the white brush.
*/
return m_brush;
}
Hope this could help any fellow programmer!

Date Last Updated: February 8, 1999