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how can i set the colors of a popup menu on windows. I know how to set the background color via MENUINFO hbrBack and how to ownerdraw the items, but i can't find out how to set the frame color. The popup menu frame is light which looks awful in my app that has very dark colors. I've searched MSDN and googled around for this but can't find the answer. I would be happy if i could just either set the frame color, hide the frame entirely or even draw the menu background myself. I need this to work on XP and later. I will appreciate any help, even if the solution turns out impractical or impossible.
Posted 21-Oct-11 11:33am
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Solution 1

You can handle WM_NCPAINT and paint the frame yourself.
mardul 23-Oct-11 11:07am
Thank you very much!
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Solution 3

How to handle the WM_NCPAINT msg ? menu is a window , something likes a HWND , how to deal with a window proc of a menu ?
Nelek 24-Nov-12 13:59pm
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