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Title: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 05, 2019, 02:57:21 AM
I thought it would be easy to change the statuswindow color.

mov status_hnd, rv(CreateWindowEx,0,"msctls_statusbar32","Some text", WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,0,0,0,0,main_hwnd,0,0,0)

RGB 0,0,255   
invoke SendMessage,status_hnd,SB_SETBKCOLOR,0,eax

Returns  4278190080  0xFF000000

It isn't because the color doesn't change
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: hutch-- on May 05, 2019, 04:55:05 AM
A status bar colour is set by the settings in your operating system, its not adjustable. You can code your own but its no fun.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 05, 2019, 05:13:47 AM
A status bar colour is set by the settings in your operating system, its not adjustable. You can code your own but its no fun.

The  SB_SETBKCOLOR message is good for what ?
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: fearless on May 05, 2019, 06:30:21 AM
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/73bf4ce9-e91b-4347-bb9b-91c3ad1116e8/setting-background-of-status-bar?forum=vcgeneral
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 05, 2019, 12:53:59 PM
No rocket science, it works fine on Win7-64 - source attached (if you don't have RichMasm, open the *.asc file in WordPad). And yes, this is an ordinary CreateStatusWindowW bar.

The  SB_SETBKCOLOR message is good for what ?

It is good for setting the statusbar colour in case you have disabled "visual styles", "aero themes", whatever you want to call that crap. My method works also with Aero.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 05, 2019, 08:34:18 PM
Beautiful, jj

Tryin to understand it
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 05, 2019, 08:45:04 PM
Disabling a Theme from statusbar is an option too.

EDIT: this wasn't tested yet ?
Code: [Select]
sUXT db "UxTheme.dll",0
sFunc db "SetWindowTheme",0
swNull dw 0
Wnd dd ?

INVOKE LoadLibraryA, ADDR sUXT
.if eax
INVOKE GetProcAddress, eax, ADDR sFunc
.if eax
push OFFSET swNull
push OFFSET swNull
push [Wnd]
call eax
.endif
.endif
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 05, 2019, 09:04:26 PM
To make it a bit easier.

ok. seems to be difficult to change the color of a "real" status bar-
Trying this one.

.if uMsg == WM_CREATE

INVOKE GetClientRect,main_hwnd,offset client
sub client.bottom,23

mov status_hnd, rv(CreateWindowEx,0,"Static","Some text", WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,0,client.bottom,client.right,23,main_hwnd,0,0,0)

This looks like a status bar
How to change the background of this child window ?
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: hutch-- on May 05, 2019, 10:08:19 PM
It is set in your WNDCLASSEX for the window.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: Vortex on May 06, 2019, 02:03:52 AM
Hi clamicun,

Here is how to create a status bar and change the color :

Code: [Select]
    .IF uMsg==WM_INITDIALOG

        invoke  CreateStatusWindow,WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,\
                ADDR sbtext,hWnd,IDW_STATBAR

        mov     hStatusBar,eax
        RGB     200,210,50
        invoke  SendMessage,hStatusBar,SB_SETBKCOLOR,0,eax
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 06, 2019, 03:12:01 AM
Hi Erol,

As explained above, Windows ignores SB_SETBKCOLOR if an Aero resp "visual" theme is active.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 06, 2019, 03:17:19 AM
In Reply #3 from fearless is a link
Quote
So, disable theme for status bar (SetWindowTheme) and color it using SB_SETBKCOLOR.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: Vortex on May 06, 2019, 03:19:39 AM
Hi Jochen,

I tested the example on a Windows 7 64-bit system with the aero effect enabled. No any problem.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 06, 2019, 03:25:49 AM
I tested the example on a Windows 7 64-bit system with the aero effect enabled. No any problem.


I don't think it will work with Visual Styles enabled and "all" applications use to have Visual Styles enabled:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<assemblyIdentity
    version="1.0.0.0"
    processorArchitecture="*"
    name="CompanyName.ProductName.YourApplication"
    type="win32"
/>
<description>Your application description here.</description>
<dependency>
    <dependentAssembly>
        <assemblyIdentity
            type="win32"
            name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
            version="6.0.0.0"
            processorArchitecture="*"
            publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
            language="*"
        />
    </dependentAssembly>
</dependency>
</assembly>

It is possible to turn off Visual Styles on some controls by calling SetWindowTheme.

So this works with Visual Styles enabled (modified Vortex code, thank  you):

Code: [Select]
include SetStatBarCol.inc

RGB MACRO red,green,blue

    xor     eax,eax
    mov     ah,blue
    shl     eax,8
    mov     ah,green
    mov     al,red

ENDM


DlgProc PROTO :DWORD,:DWORD,:DWORD,:DWORD

IDW_STATBAR equ 1000

.data

DlgBox      db 'DLGBOX',0
sbtext      db 'Status bar',0

includelib \masm32\lib\UxTheme.lib
SetWindowTheme proto :HWND, :ptr, :ptr

.data

hStatusBar  dd ?
nada db 0

.code

start:

    invoke  GetModuleHandle,0
    invoke  DialogBoxParam,eax,ADDR DlgBox,0,ADDR DlgProc,0
    invoke  ExitProcess,eax

DlgProc PROC hWnd:HWND,uMsg:UINT,wParam:WPARAM,lParam:LPARAM

    .IF uMsg==WM_INITDIALOG

        invoke  CreateStatusWindow,WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,\
                ADDR sbtext,hWnd,IDW_STATBAR

        mov     hStatusBar,eax
invoke SetWindowTheme, hStatusBar, offset nada, offset nada

        RGB     255,0,0

        invoke  SendMessage,hStatusBar,SB_SETBKCOLOR,0,eax

    .ELSEIF uMsg==WM_CLOSE

        invoke  EndDialog,hWnd,0

    .ELSE

        xor     eax,eax
        ret

    .ENDIF

    mov     eax,1
    ret

DlgProc ENDP

END start
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 06, 2019, 08:52:30 AM
Hi Jochen,

I tested the example on a Windows 7 64-bit system with the aero effect enabled. No any problem.

Hi Erol,

I just built your code and tested it, and strangely enough, it works with Aero enabled. This is weird, my SB_SETBKCOLOR message refuses to work with Aero (and it works fine with a non-Aero theme). Mysteries of Windows... :(

Mine is a window, yours is a dialog - could that make a difference?
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 06, 2019, 06:21:04 PM
compatibility section in manifest ?

EDIT: RGB macro
Code: [Select]
;#define RGB(r,g,b)  ((COLORREF)(((BYTE)(r)|((WORD)((BYTE)(g))<<8))|(((DWORD)(BYTE)(b))<<16)))
RGB MACRO r:REQ,g:REQ,b:REQ
   EXITM %((r and 0ffh) or ((g and 0ffh) shl 8) or ((b and 0ffh) shl 16) )
ENDM
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 06, 2019, 06:56:45 PM
You nailed it, Timo :t

So the situation under Windows 7-64 is as follows (source & 2*exe attached):
- SB_SETBKCOLOR works always if no "visual" theme is activated
- if, however, an "Aero" or "visual" theme is active, then
- SB_SETBKCOLOR works if no manifest is present, i.e. common controls version 5.82 are being used (see statusbar text in the two attached executables)
- SB_SETBKCOLOR does not work if an XP manifest is being used (version 6.16 in the statusbar text).

In the last case, subclassing will still work, see the if 0 under .code in the source.

Unless Micros**t provides a credible excuse for this behaviour, I call it a Windows bug :P

P.S.: The manifest:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<description>MasmBasic</description>
<dependency>
<dependentAssembly>
<assemblyIdentity
type="win32"
name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
version="6.0.0.0"
processorArchitecture="*"
publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
/>
</dependentAssembly>
</dependency>
</assembly>
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 06, 2019, 07:20:21 PM
Compatibility section in Manifest has no influence.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 06, 2019, 07:29:15 PM
Right. Exactly the same behaviour with this manifest (MS docs (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/application-executable-manifest)):
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<description>MasmBasic</description>
<dependency>
<dependentAssembly>
<assemblyIdentity
type="win32"
name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
version="6.0.0.0"
processorArchitecture="*"
publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
/>
</dependentAssembly>
</dependency>
<compatibility xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:compatibility.v1">
    <application>
        <!--The ID below indicates app support for Windows Vista -->
        <supportedOS Id="{e2011457-1546-43c5-a5fe-008deee3d3f0}"/>
        <!--The ID below indicates app support for Windows 7 -->
        <supportedOS Id="{35138b9a-5d96-4fbd-8e2d-a2440225f93a}"/>
        <!--The ID below indicates app support for Windows 8 -->
        <supportedOS Id="{4a2f28e3-53b9-4441-ba9c-d69d4a4a6e38}"/>
    </application>
</compatibility>
</assembly>

And as soon as you take away the common controls version="6.0.0.0" stuff, the message starts working again. Subclassing works always, of course. It's a Windows bug, that's all :P
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 06, 2019, 07:55:39 PM
Owner Draw works too.
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SendMessage(hStatus, SB_SETTEXT, SBT_OWNERDRAW, (LPARAM)"test");
...
void OnDrawItem(HWND hwnd, const DRAWITEMSTRUCT * lpDrawItem)
{
if (lpDrawItem->CtlID== IDC_STATUS) {
FillRect(lpDrawItem->hDC, &lpDrawItem->rcItem, (HBRUSH)3);
TextOut(lpDrawItem->hDC, 4, 4, (char*)lpDrawItem->itemData, 4);
}
return;
}
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 06, 2019, 08:26:54 PM
Vortex,

Compiles and works with Windows 10 64b

.IF uMsg==WM_INITDIALOG
mov status_hnd,rv(CreateStatusWindow,WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,"Some text",main_hwnd,status_ID)
RGB     200,210,50
invoke  SendMessage,status_hnd,SB_SETBKCOLOR,0,eax

If I don't build a dialog but a "normal" window and use


.if uMsg == WM_CREATE
mov status_hnd,rv(CreateStatusWindow,WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,"Some text",main_hwnd,status_ID)
RGB     200,210,50
invoke  SendMessage,status_hnd,SB_SETBKCOLOR,0,eax

It doesn't work ???
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 06, 2019, 08:28:37 PM
jj,

"Mine is a window, yours is a dialog - could that make a difference?"

Exactly
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 06, 2019, 08:50:36 PM
jj,
trying to compile MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.asm I get an error


E:\masm32\examples\jjs_beispiel\MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.asm(1): Main line code
## MasmBasic GUI build ##
## deb: excluded WM_MOUSEMOVE, WM_NCHITTEST, WM_SETCURSOR, WM_GETICON, WM_NCMOUSEMOVE, WM_MOVING, WM_ENTERIDLE ##
## creating 3 controls ##
MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.asm: 62 lines, 1 passes, 233 ms, 0 warnings, 1 errors
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 07, 2019, 12:24:47 AM
Vortex,
this too is interessant.
If I don't use
invoke  DialogBoxParam
but
Dialog "Status Bar......  and
CallModalDialog

it works as well, but the status window has a SIZEGRIP without including SBARS_SIZEGRIP in the style

Here the source.

;-----------------------------------
include \masm32\include\masm32rt.inc

IDW_STATBAR equ 1000

.data

sbtext      db 'Status bar',0

.data?

hStatusBar  dd ?
hInstance   dd ?
.code

start:

    invoke  GetModuleHandle,0
    mov hInstance,eax

    call status_Testdialog
    invoke  ExitProcess,eax

;---------------------------------
status_Testdialog proc

Dialog "Status Bar...","Arial",12,WS_VISIBLE+DS_CENTER+WS_SYSMENU+WS_THICKFRAME,1,0,0,170,140,1024

DlgButton 'Cancel',WS_VISIBLE+BS_DEFPUSHBUTTON,   79,25,35,10,IDCANCEL
CallModalDialog hInstance,0,STATUS_TESTDIALOG,NULL   

ret
status_Testdialog endp
;---------------------------------

STATUS_TESTDIALOG proc,hwnd,uMsg,wparam,lparam

mov ebx,uMsg
   cmp   ebx,WM_COMMAND
   je   wm_command
   cmp   ebx,WM_CLOSE
   je   wm_close
   cmp   ebx,WM_INITDIALOG
   je   wm_initdialog
   jmp   finish


wm_initdialog:

        invoke  CreateStatusWindow,WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE,ADDR sbtext,hwnd,IDW_STATBAR
        mov     hStatusBar,eax
        RGB     200,210,50
        invoke  SendMessage,hStatusBar,SB_SETBKCOLOR,0,eax
jmp finish

wm_command:
   cmp   [wparam],IDCANCEL
   je   wm_close

finish:
xor eax,eax
ret

wm_close:
INVOKE   EndDialog,hwnd,0
ret

ret

STATUS_TESTDIALOG endp
;================================

END start

Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 07, 2019, 12:40:24 AM
trying to compile MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.asm I get an error

Which error? Assemblers produce typically something like "Tmp_File.asm(9) : Error A2210: Syntax error: bla"...

I also wonder why you see the "## deb: excluded ..." message, it appears only if you debug Windows messages.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 07, 2019, 12:43:12 AM
for Vortex example to use OD:
Code: [Select]
...
       invoke  SendMessage,hStatusBar,SB_SETTEXT,SBT_OWNERDRAW,ADDR sbtext

    .ELSEIF uMsg==WM_DRAWITEM

        mov edi,lParam
        .IF [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.CtlID == IDW_STATBAR
            invoke FillRect,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,ADDR [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.rcItem,3
            invoke TextOut,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,4,4,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.itemData,10
        .ENDIF
...
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 07, 2019, 01:31:04 AM
Which error? Assemblers produce typically something like "Tmp_File.asm(9) : Error A2210: Syntax error: bla"...

What can I say

*** MasmBasic version 02.05.2019 ***
\masm32\MasmBasic\Res\MbGui.asm(3441) : Error A2164: Empty (null) string
 repargA(85)[MasmBasic.inc]: Macro called from
  uChr$(1)[MasmBasic.inc]: Macro called from
   \masm32\MasmBasic\Res\MbGui.asm(3441): Included by
    E:\masm32\examples\jjs_beispiel\MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.asm(1): Main line code
## MasmBasic GUI build ##
## deb: excluded WM_MOUSEMOVE, WM_NCHITTEST, WM_SETCURSOR, WM_GETICON, WM_NCMOUSEMOVE, WM_MOVING, WM_ENTERIDLE ##
## creating 3 controls ##
MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.asm: 62 lines, 1 passes, 236 ms, 0 warnings, 1 errors
_
Assembly Error
Drücken Sie eine beliebige Taste . . .

Or the asc.file

** Start E:\masm32\MasmBasic\Res\bldallRM.bat **
**** 32-bit assembly ****

*** Assemble, link and run MapViewerWithRedStatusBar ***



MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.rc (4): error RC2135 : file not found: \Masm32\MasmBasic\Res\Europe.dmi


MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.rc (5): error RC2135 : file not found: \Masm32\MasmBasic\Res\Europe.map


MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.rc (6): error RC2135 : file not found: \Masm32\MasmBasic\Res\MapsInMasmBasic.asc
*** Resource "MapViewerWithRedStatusBar.rc" could not be created ***
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 07, 2019, 02:03:13 AM
Thanks a lot, clamicun. The rc missing files message is easy to solve, download what's missing (http://download what's missing). The Error A2164 is weird, though; it works fine here. It could be an issue with the assembler. What are you using, UAsm64, the default for RichMasm? Which version?
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 07, 2019, 02:08:05 AM
I don't know what you are talking about but there are no differences in these respects between dialog and main window.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/jd81mash4hfuz0r/visuallyNS.jpg?dl=1)(https://www.dropbox.com/s/03vfgpdgbhmakfb/visuallyS.jpg?dl=1)
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 07, 2019, 02:22:59 AM
I don't know what you are talking about but there are no differences in these respects between dialog and main window.

Correct. As discussed above, it's not the difference between window and dialog (there isn't any), but rather the use of common controls version 5.82 (pre-XP) and version 6.16+ (Win7 and after). The latter doesn't understand the SB_... message when visual themes are active. The old 5.82 works fine with "visual" themes (I hate this "visual" word, it's so meaningless; "Aero" made more sense).
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 07, 2019, 02:35:33 AM
The latter doesn't understand the SB_... message when visual themes are active. The old 5.82 works fine with "visual" themes (I hate this "visual" word, it's so meaningless; "Aero" made more sense).

There is some confusion here. It understands the SB_... when we exclude the pertinent control out of the theme. This is what we have been talking about since long. I.e, we need to exclude the status bar.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: Vortex on May 07, 2019, 04:02:44 AM
Hi Jochen,

Probably, I was lucky as I first tried the status bar on a dialog box. Interesting case. My Windows 7 64-bit setup is a standard one. I can tell that the Aero theme is enabled as I can hit the Windows flag + TAB combination to view the superposition of application windows.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: Vortex on May 07, 2019, 04:37:37 AM
Hi clamicun,

I only tested the status bar on a dialog box. Let's see the results of the new tests.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 07, 2019, 04:43:34 AM
for Vortex example to use OD:
Code: [Select]
...
       invoke  SendMessage,hStatusBar,SB_SETTEXT,SBT_OWNERDRAW,ADDR sbtext

    .ELSEIF uMsg==WM_DRAWITEM

        mov edi,lParam
        .IF [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.CtlID == IDW_STATBAR
            invoke FillRect,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,ADDR [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.rcItem,3
            invoke TextOut,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,4,4,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.itemData,10
        .ENDIF

timoVJL,
yes, it works, the status bar is colored, but the text is black/white.
So actually it isn't good for anything, but I am learning a lot.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 07, 2019, 04:57:28 AM
vortex,
I tested the status bar on a dialog box. Let's see the results of the new tests.

It works with a window as well
windows 10 64b

ADDR [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.rcItem,3 
This I don't understand.  3 is a color/brush on fillrect , but if I use anything but a number (e.g. 1 = black) it doesn' work.

Why not ?
RGB 0,0,255
ADDR [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.rcItem,eax     

Same with the lenght:
 [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.itemData,60  ; works but a var doesn't.

mov eax,len(addr textstring)
 [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.itemData,eax
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 07, 2019, 08:14:43 AM
I.e, we need to exclude the status bar.

My analysis is correct: A statusbar that was created by a program with an XP manifest doesn't handle the SB_SETBKCOLOR message correctly when a "visual" theme is active.

But your workaround for this Windows bug is also correct - and I confess I had not understood previously that one can "exclude" a single control using SetWindowTheme. This works fine:

        Dll "UxTheme"
        Declare void SetWindowTheme, 3
        SetWindowTheme(hSbar, 0, wChr$(0))
        invoke SendMessageW, hSbar, SB_SETBKCOLOR, 0, LiteRed
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 07, 2019, 06:04:20 PM
That 3 was just a color index.
With a real brush
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    .IF uMsg==WM_INITDIALOG
...
        invoke CreateSolidBrush,RGB(200,210,50)
        mov hBkBrush, eax
        invoke  SendMessage,hStatusBar,SB_SETTEXT,SBT_OWNERDRAW,ADDR sbtext

    .ELSEIF uMsg==WM_DRAWITEM

        mov edi,lParam
        .IF [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.CtlID == IDW_STATBAR
            invoke FillRect,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,ADDR [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.rcItem,hBkBrush
            invoke SetBkMode,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,1 ;TRANSPARENT
            invoke TextOut,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,4,5,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.itemData,10
        .ENDIF
Pascal style strings, first byte is a lenght of string
Code: [Select]
...
sbLText     db 10,'Status bar',0
...
            invoke SetBkMode,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,1 ;TRANSPARENT
            mov eax, [edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.itemData
            movsx ecx, BYTE PTR [eax]
            inc eax
            invoke TextOut,[edi].DRAWITEMSTRUCT.hDC,4,5,eax,ecx
EDIT: In C too
Code: [Select]
void OnDrawItem(HWND hwnd, const DRAWITEMSTRUCT * lpDrawItem)
{
if (lpDrawItem->CtlID == IDC_STATUS) {
FillRect(lpDrawItem->hDC, &lpDrawItem->rcItem, hBkBrush);
SetBkMode(lpDrawItem->hDC, TRANSPARENT);
char *p = (char*)lpDrawItem->itemData;
TextOut(lpDrawItem->hDC, 4, 5, p, *(p++));
}
return;
}
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 07, 2019, 11:26:37 PM
Timo VJL,

Absolutely wonderful. Works perfectly with dialogs and windows.
"Problem" solved. Many Thanks

One thing I don't understand in my example Status_win_color.
If I don't include the manifest.xml it works, but the status window has a "Grip".
Thanks again
clamicun
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 08, 2019, 01:56:30 AM
In normal window you have to handle WM_SIZE and send / relay a WM_SIZE to statusbar.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 08, 2019, 07:06:00 AM
I wonder why you want to resort to complicated solutions. José's suggestion works just fine...

        SetWindowTheme(hSbar, 0, wChr$(0))
        invoke SendMessageW, hSbar, SB_SETBKCOLOR, 0, Rgb(whatever)
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 08, 2019, 09:06:42 AM
Case you talk to me. It's the only solution which works on my computer windows 10 Home 64b
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: hutch-- on May 08, 2019, 11:12:20 AM
> One thing I don't understand in my example Status_win_color.
If I don't include the manifest.xml it works, but the status window has a "Grip".

Without the manifest you get the old Windows interface.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 08, 2019, 05:42:08 PM
Case you talk to me. It's the only solution which works on my computer windows 10 Home 64b

I also have a Windows 10 Home 64 machine, and the SB_SETBKCOLOR works fine there, provided you use SetWindowTheme as shown above.

Interesting btw that common controls are stuck at version 6.16 since Windows XP. There is (was?) apparently a version 7.0 that shipped with Office 2016, but they're crashing Excel (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/common-controls-70-are-here-and-theyre-crashing/414b12c6-5752-424e-b515-fac42ee0ab35) :badgrin:
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 08, 2019, 07:36:25 PM
If we include the WS_THICKFRAME style the window will have a grip.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: clamicun on May 08, 2019, 07:56:45 PM
jj,
a couple of days ago you wrote:

"Mysteries of Windows..."
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 08, 2019, 08:51:18 PM
If we include the WS_THICKFRAME style the window will have a grip.
If the parent window have that WS_THICKFRAME style.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 08, 2019, 08:56:35 PM
If the parent window have that WS_THICKFRAME style.
I am sure it has the WS_THICKFRAME style, don't you?
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: TimoVJL on May 08, 2019, 09:11:18 PM
Statusbar have 50000000h, only WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE
, so parent window rules, and dialog don't usually don't have WS_THICKFRAME and no grip.
Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: AW on May 08, 2019, 09:21:15 PM
Statusbar have 50000000h, only WS_CHILD or WS_VISIBLE
, so parent window rules, and dialog don't usually don't have WS_THICKFRAME and no grip.

There is no grip in the dialog I am talking about the example where a window was created with the WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW style. This where all complaints are coming from.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/b89muszsnmj6b3m/confusing.jpg?dl=1)

Title: Re: Change the color of the statusbar/window
Post by: jj2007 on May 08, 2019, 10:47:47 PM
jj,
a couple of days ago you wrote:

"Mysteries of Windows..."

Yes, and we (José and I) solved them. Anyway, SB_SETBKCOLOR doesn't work as it should, so that's commonly called a bug.