Re: CRichEditView doublt

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:22:14 -0500
Do a little experimenting. Change the background to red, and see what you
have to do in order to make it work.


<> wrote in message
Thanks for clearing my doubt....

With / Without calling pDC->SetBKColor will change the background to
requird color .
Then wat is the purpose of setting the BK color(pDC->SetBKColor) ??
Only creating Stock object wouldn that be sufficient ?

Hope u dont mind in clearing my doubts ....

On Aug 1, 7:55 pm, "AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <A...@online.nospam> wrote:

They are both correct. The one I mentioned will free you from having to
deal with handling the brush yourself, since stock objects are created and
destroyed by the system.

If you want to manage the brush yourself, number 2 is correct.

Also keep in mind that if you want to change the background to any color
other than white, you will have to call pDC->SetBkColor() within CtlColor,
to make the background color the same as the brush color.


<> wrote in message
Hey thanks that worked for me .....
But which is the right approach .

1) The one u mentioned
2) HBRUSH CActivitySummaryDetailView::CtlColor(CDC* pDC, UINT
return static_cast<HBRUSH>(m_brush.GetSafeHandle());


On Jul 31, 8:11 pm, "AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <A...@online.nospam> wrote:

All you have to do is return a white brush from CtlColor.

HBRUSH CEditViewEx::CtlColor(CDC * pDC, UINT nCtlColor)
return (HBRUSH)GetStockObject(WHITE_BRUSH);



<> wrote in message
Thanks for the reply I was able to make it work with CEditView...
But the only problem that I face is changing the background color to
white as I set readonly property the
background color is grayed out

I do the following to set background color

HBRUSH CEditViewEx::CtlColor(CDC* pDC, UINT nCtlColor)
// TODO: Change any attributes of the DC here

// TODO: Return a non-NULL brush if the parent's handler should not
be called
CBrush brush;
brush.CreateSolidBrush(RGB(255, 255,255));
pDC->SetBkColor(RGB( 255, 255, 255 ));

return static_cast<HBRUSH>(brush.GetSafeHandle());


Background color appears only to text region and the rest of the
unused view region remains still grey

Am I doing something wrong here

On Jul 29, 8:07 pm, Joseph M. Newcomer <> wrote:

GetDocument() returns a *pointer* to a CDocument class, and in fact in
default case
the GetDocument() method already casts it to a pointer of the correct

There is no such thing as a *handle* to a CDocument.

On Tue, 29 Jul 2008 06:57:54 -0700 (PDT), ""

HI All ,

Is it possible to get the handle of CDocument in OnInitialUpdate() in
a view derived from CRichEditView ????

I get a debug assertion ....

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