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Hello All,

I am changing color of title bar using following code but when I maximise my or resize form then control box not appear. when I mouse over then again control box will appear so any one know what is the issue in following code?

static extern int ReleaseDC(IntPtr hWnd, IntPtr hDc);

private static extern IntPtr GetWindowDC(IntPtr hWnd);
public Form1()
protected override void WndProc(ref Message m)
base.WndProc(ref m);
const int WM_NCPAINT = 0x85;
if (m.Msg == WM_NCPAINT)
IntPtr hdc = GetWindowDC(m.HWnd);
if ((int)hdc != 0)
Graphics g = Graphics.FromHdc(hdc);
SolidBrush b = new SolidBrush(Color.FromArgb(0, 116, 212));
g.FillRectangle(b, new Rectangle(0, 0, 4800, 30));
ReleaseDC(m.HWnd, hdc);
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
this.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(214, 236, 246);
this.StartPosition = FormStartPosition.CenterScreen;

What I have tried:

I tried above code. and many other code but I face same issue with control box.
Updated 14-Sep-16 22:09pm

1 solution

Simple: you do the base NCPaint which I suspect handles it's sub controls for the Control Box and related controls and then paint over them with your new colour.
I would suggest that instead of trying to just paint it you have a look at applying a Skin to the whole form. There are several ways to do that, but most do cost money:
Skin engine. C++, C#, Visual Basic skinning[^]
VisualStyler for Windows Forms .NET extension[^]
Google will find you more: skinning c# - Google Search[^]
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Member 924477 8-Feb-20 2:13am    
Any solution for the control box to appear ?.

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