Re: CMFCStatusBar pane text

"Jonathan Wood" <>
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:48:06 -0600
This sort of setting is not normally related to the update mechanism of MFC,
although I can see instances where it could be.

I stuck the following line near the end of CMainFrame::OnCreate():

  m_wndStatusBar.SetPaneTextColor(0, RGB(255, 0, 0));

And, sure enough, the text in the first pane appears red.

"Drew" <> wrote in message

I'm in the process of changing the look of our app to use the new feature
pack controls and have chosen a project of style Visual Studio 2005. I've
added some panes to the CMFCStatusBar in addition to the default provided:
CAPS, OVR, etc. The text in my panes all appear gray and I'm trying to
figure out to make their text black. I've tried adding:


void CMyMainWnd::OnUpdateStatusBarPanes(CCmdUI* pCmdUI)
  m_wndStatusBar.SetPaneTextColor(pCmdUI->m_nID - ID_FIRST_PANE,
COLORREF(RGB(255, 255, 255)));

which is as close to an answer as I've found by searching, specifically:

which I consider less than helpful.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any help appreciated.


Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming

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