Re: CMFCStatusBar pane text

"Jonathan Wood" <>
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:25:59 -0600
"Drew" <> wrote:

I tried the way you suggested:

m_wndStatusBar.SetPaneTextColor(pCmdUI->m_nID - ID_FIRST_PANE,
COLORREF(RGB(0, 0, 0)));

at the end of CMainFrame::Create() and sure enough the text in the panes
was black until my view opened at which point it turned gray again. So
there's something else going on here.

Interesting. Are you sure all your previous code was disabled?

My code changes the first pane's text to red and it stays red when I open
various views and switch between them. I haven't spent enough time on this
to know what the issue is but now I wonder if you have some other code doing
something that prevents your app from working like mine.


"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


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

Jonathan Wood
SoftCircuits Programming

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