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WM_PALETTECHANGED message

The WM_PALETTECHANGED message is sent to all top-level and overlapped windows after the window with the keyboard focus has realized its logical palette, thereby changing the system palette. This message enables a window that uses a color palette but does not have the keyboard focus to realize its logical palette and update its client area.

A window receives this message through its WindowProc function.


LRESULT CALLBACK WindowProc(
  HWND hwnd, 
  UINT  uMsg, 
  WPARAM wParam, 
  LPARAM lParam    
);

Parameters

wParam

A handle to the window that caused the system palette to change.

lParam

This parameter is not used.

Remarks

This message must be sent to all top-level and overlapped windows, including the one that changed the system palette. If any child windows use a color palette, this message must be passed on to them as well.

To avoid creating an infinite loop, a window that receives this message must not realize its palette, unless it determines that wParam does not contain its own window handle.

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

Colors Overview
Color Messages
WM_PALETTEISCHANGING
WM_QUERYNEWPALETTE

 

 

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