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CHOOSECOLOR structure

Contains information the ChooseColor function uses to initialize the Color dialog box. After the user closes the dialog box, the system returns information about the user's selection in this structure.

Syntax


typedef struct {
  DWORD        lStructSize;
  HWND         hwndOwner;
  HWND         hInstance;
  COLORREF     rgbResult;
  COLORREF     *lpCustColors;
  DWORD        Flags;
  LPARAM       lCustData;
  LPCCHOOKPROC lpfnHook;
  LPCTSTR      lpTemplateName;
} CHOOSECOLOR, *LPCHOOSECOLOR;

Members

lStructSize

Type: DWORD

The length, in bytes, of the structure.

hwndOwner

Type: HWND

A handle to the window that owns the dialog box. This member can be any valid window handle, or it can be NULL if the dialog box has no owner.

hInstance

Type: HWND

If the CC_ENABLETEMPLATEHANDLE flag is set in the Flags member, hInstance is a handle to a memory object containing a dialog box template. If the CC_ENABLETEMPLATE flag is set, hInstance is a handle to a module that contains a dialog box template named by the lpTemplateName member. If neither CC_ENABLETEMPLATEHANDLE nor CC_ENABLETEMPLATE is set, this member is ignored.

rgbResult

Type: COLORREF

If the CC_RGBINIT flag is set, rgbResult specifies the color initially selected when the dialog box is created. If the specified color value is not among the available colors, the system selects the nearest solid color available. If rgbResult is zero or CC_RGBINIT is not set, the initially selected color is black. If the user clicks the OK button, rgbResult specifies the user's color selection. To create a COLORREF color value, use the RGB macro.

lpCustColors

Type: COLORREF*

A pointer to an array of 16 values that contain red, green, blue (RGB) values for the custom color boxes in the dialog box. If the user modifies these colors, the system updates the array with the new RGB values. To preserve new custom colors between calls to the ChooseColor function, you should allocate static memory for the array. To create a COLORREF color value, use the RGB macro.

Flags

Type: DWORD

A set of bit flags that you can use to initialize the Color dialog box. When the dialog box returns, it sets these flags to indicate the user's input. This member can be a combination of the following flags.

ValueMeaning
CC_ANYCOLOR
0x00000100

Causes the dialog box to display all available colors in the set of basic colors.

CC_ENABLEHOOK
0x00000010

Enables the hook procedure specified in the lpfnHook member of this structure. This flag is used only to initialize the dialog box.

CC_ENABLETEMPLATE
0x00000020

The hInstance and lpTemplateName members specify a dialog box template to use in place of the default template. This flag is used only to initialize the dialog box.

CC_ENABLETEMPLATEHANDLE
0x00000040

The hInstance member identifies a data block that contains a preloaded dialog box template. The system ignores the lpTemplateName member if this flag is specified. This flag is used only to initialize the dialog box.

CC_FULLOPEN
0x00000002

Causes the dialog box to display the additional controls that allow the user to create custom colors. If this flag is not set, the user must click the Define Custom Color button to display the custom color controls.

CC_PREVENTFULLOPEN
0x00000004

Disables the Define Custom Color button.

CC_RGBINIT
0x00000001

Causes the dialog box to use the color specified in the rgbResult member as the initial color selection.

CC_SHOWHELP
0x00000008

Causes the dialog box to display the Help button. The hwndOwner member must specify the window to receive the HELPMSGSTRING registered messages that the dialog box sends when the user clicks the Help button.

CC_SOLIDCOLOR
0x00000080

Causes the dialog box to display only solid colors in the set of basic colors.

 

lCustData

Type: LPARAM

Application-defined data that the system passes to the hook procedure identified by the lpfnHook member. When the system sends the WM_INITDIALOG message to the hook procedure, the message's lParam parameter is a pointer to the CHOOSECOLOR structure specified when the dialog was created. The hook procedure can use this pointer to get the lCustData value.

lpfnHook

Type: LPCCHOOKPROC

A pointer to a CCHookProc hook procedure that can process messages intended for the dialog box. This member is ignored unless the CC_ENABLEHOOK flag is set in the Flags member.

lpTemplateName

Type: LPCTSTR

The name of the dialog box template resource in the module identified by the hInstance member. This template is substituted for the standard dialog box template. For numbered dialog box resources, lpTemplateName can be a value returned by the MAKEINTRESOURCE macro. This member is ignored unless the CC_ENABLETEMPLATE flag is set in the Flags member.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Commdlg.h (include Windows.h)

Unicode and ANSI names

CHOOSECOLORW (Unicode) and CHOOSECOLORA (ANSI)

See also

Reference
CCHookProc
ChooseColor
MAKEINTRESOURCE
Conceptual
Common Dialog Box Library

 

 

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