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

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

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