Re: Change CFormView window color

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 15:57:16 GMT
OnCtlColor is what you are looking for.

    m_hBrush = CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255,0,0));

HBRUSH CMyDialog::OnCtlColor(CDC* pDC, CWnd* pWnd, UINT nCtlColor)
   if (nCtlColor == CTLCOLOR_DLG)
      return m_hBrush;

   HBRUSH hbr = CDialog::OnCtlColor(pDC, pWnd, nCtlColor);

   // TODO: Return a different brush if the default is not desired
   return hbr;


"Neil B" <> wrote in message

I'd like to set the background color of my application CFormView window.

I know that the background brush is set at window registration time, but
don't know where that is done in MFC and whether it is overridable.

Since I only want to change the brush color I'd also need to know all the
other parameters that MFC passed as part of the process so I can just
the brush color.

Can anyone fill in the blanks here????

Thanks, Neil

PS: I've already been down the OnEraseBkgnd() route. I don't think I need
that level of control, it seems risky and creates many unanswered

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