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How do I change the color of the title bar in a Win Forms .Net app

How do I change the background color of the title bar in a Win Forms .Net app
without changing the color settings for all windows in the OS?

Thanks.
Nov 22 '05 #1
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The easy answer is that you can't. The hard answer is that you *might* be
able to override the paint event or dig into the WinAPIs and do it that way.
There are some great articles for custom forms and such on The Code Project
(http://www.codeproject.com).

HTH,
~d

"Mike" <si***@newsgrou ps.nospam> wrote in message
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How do I change the background color of the title bar in a Win Forms .Net
app
without changing the color settings for all windows in the OS?

Thanks.

Nov 22 '05 #2
Hi Mike,

I beliveve this "might" not be possible (Unless someone has a real clever
hack for this.)

As a work around what you can do is remove the title bar and add a custom
control manually in place of the title bar. But you need to handle the
events like resize of the window on double click, move the window when
dragged by the title bar, etc..

Maybe,.. Maybe you can make a Win32 API and set it. ( My Guess).

HTH,

Happy Coding

"Mike" <si***@newsgrou ps.nospam> wrote in message
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How do I change the background color of the title bar in a Win Forms .Net app without changing the color settings for all windows in the OS?

Thanks.

Nov 22 '05 #3
It's more trouble than it's worth.

HTH;
Eric Cadwell
http://www.origincontrols.com
Nov 22 '05 #4

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