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SetTextColor function

The SetTextColor function sets the text color for the specified device context to the specified color.

Syntax


COLORREF SetTextColor(
  _In_ HDC      hdc,
  _In_ COLORREF crColor
);

Parameters

hdc [in]

A handle to the device context.

crColor [in]

The color of the text.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is a color reference for the previous text color as a COLORREF value.

If the function fails, the return value is CLR_INVALID.

Remarks

The text color is used to draw the face of each character written by the TextOut and ExtTextOut functions. The text color is also used in converting bitmaps from color to monochrome and vice versa.

Examples

For an example, see "Setting Fonts for Menu-Item Text Strings" in Using Menus.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Wingdi.h (include Windows.h)

Library

Gdi32.lib

DLL

Gdi32.dll

See also

Fonts and Text Overview
Font and Text Functions
BitBlt
ExtTextOut
GetTextColor
RGB
SetBkColor
StretchBlt
TextOut
COLORREF

 

 

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