This message is sent to all top-level windows when a change is made to a system color setting.



The system sends a WM_PAINT message to any window that is affected by a system color change.

Applications that have brushes using the existing system colors should delete those brushes and recreate them using the new system colors.

Top level windows that use common controls must forward the WM_SYSCOLORCHANGE message to the controls; otherwise, the controls will not be notified of the color change. This ensures that the colors used by your common controls are consistent with those used by other user interface objects. For example, a toolbar control uses the "3D Objects" color to draw its buttons. If the user changes the 3D Objects color but the WM_SYSCOLORCHANGE message is not forwarded to the toolbar, the toolbar buttons will remain in their original color while the color of other buttons in the system changes.


Runs on Versions Defined in Include Link to
Windows CE OS 2.0 and later Winuser.h    

Note   This API is part of the complete Windows CE OS package as provided by Microsoft. The functionality of a particular platform is determined by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and some devices may not support this API.

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 Last updated on Tuesday, July 13, 2004

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