SetBkColor function

The SetBkColor function sets the current background color to the specified color value, or to the nearest physical color if the device cannot represent the specified color value.

Syntax

COLORREF SetBkColor(
  HDC      hdc,
  COLORREF color
);

Parameters

hdc

A handle to the device context.

color

The new background color. To make a COLORREF value, use the RGB macro.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value specifies the previous background color as a COLORREF value.

If the function fails, the return value is CLR_INVALID.

Remarks

This function fills the gaps between styled lines drawn using a pen created by the CreatePen function; it does not fill the gaps between styled lines drawn using a pen created by the ExtCreatePen function. The SetBkColor function also sets the background colors for TextOut and ExtTextOut.

If the background mode is OPAQUE, the background color is used to fill gaps between styled lines, gaps between hatched lines in brushes, and character cells. The background color is also used when converting bitmaps from color to monochrome and vice versa.

Examples

For an example, see "Example of Owner-Drawn Menu Items" in Using Menus.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header wingdi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Gdi32.lib
DLL Gdi32.dll

See Also

COLORREF

CreatePen

ExtCreatePen

GetBKColor

GetBkMode

Painting and Drawing Functions

Painting and Drawing Overview

SetBkMode