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

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