This message is sent to the parent window of a list box before Windows draws the list box. By responding to this message, the parent window can set the text and background colors of the list box by using the specified display device context handle.
WM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX hdcLB = (HDC) wParam; hwndLB = (HWND) lParam;
- Handle to the device context for the list box.
- Handle to the list box.
If an application processes this message, it must return a handle to a brush. The system uses the brush to paint the background of the list box.
- Default Action
- The DefWindowProc function selects the default system colors for the list box.
The system does not automatically destroy the returned brush. It is the application's responsibility to destroy the brush when it is no longer needed.
The WM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX message is never sent between threads. It is sent only within one thread.
If a dialog box procedure handles this message, it should cast the desired return value to a BOOL and return the value directly. If the dialog box procedure returns FALSE, then default message handling is performed. The DWL_MSGRESULT value set by the SetWindowLong function is ignored.
OS Versions: Windows CE 2.0 and later.
Last updated on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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