WM_CTLCOLORLISTBOX message

Sent to the parent window of a list box before the system 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

    WPARAM wParam;
    LPARAM lParam; 

Parameters

wParam

Handle to the device context for the list box.

lParam

Handle to the list box.

Return value

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.

Remarks

By default, the DefWindowProc function selects the default system colors for the list box.

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 INT_PTR 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.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

See also

Other Resources
RealizePalette
SelectPalette
DefWindowProc

 

 

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