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GetSysColor

The GetSysColor function retrieves the current color of the specified display element. Display elements are the parts of a window and the Windows display that appear on the system display screen.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function GetSysColor Lib "user32" Alias "GetSysColor" (ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows NT 3.1 or later; Requires Windows 95 or later

Library
User32

Parameter Information
nIndex
Specifies the display element whose color is to be retrieved. This parameter must be one of the following values:
COLOR_3DDKSHADOW
Dark shadow for three-dimensional display elements.
COLOR_3DFACE,
COLOR_BTNFACE
Face color for three-dimensional display elements.
COLOR_3DHILIGHT, COLOR_3DHIGHLIGHT, COLOR_BTNHILIGHT, COLOR_BTNHIGHLIGHT
Highlight color for three-dimensional display elements (for edges facing the light source.)
COLOR_3DLIGHT
Light color for three-dimensional display elements (for edges facing the light source.)
COLOR_3DSHADOW, COLOR_BTNSHADOW
Shadow color for three-dimensional display elements (for edges facing away from the light source).
COLOR_ACTIVEBORDER
Active window border.
COLOR_ACTIVECAPTION
Active window caption.
COLOR_APPWORKSPACE
Background color of multiple document interface (MDI) applications.
COLOR_BACKGROUND, COLOR_DESKTOP
Desktop.
COLOR_BTNTEXT
Text on push buttons.
COLOR_CAPTIONTEXT
Text in caption, size box, and scroll bar arrow box.
COLOR_GRAYTEXT
Grayed (disabled) text. This color is set to 0 if the current display driver does not support a solid gray color.
COLOR_HIGHLIGHT
Item(s) selected in a control.
COLOR_HIGHLIGHTTEXT
Text of item(s) selected in a control.
COLOR_INACTIVEBORDER
Inactive window border.
COLOR_INACTIVECAPTION
Inactive window caption.
COLOR_INACTIVECAPTIONTEXT
Color of text in an inactive caption.
COLOR_INFOBK
Background color for tooltip controls.
COLOR_INFOTEXT
Text color for tooltip controls.
COLOR_MENU
Menu background.
COLOR_MENUTEXT
Text in menus.
COLOR_SCROLLBAR
Scroll bar gray area.
COLOR_WINDOW
Window background.
COLOR_WINDOWFRAME
Window frame.
COLOR_WINDOWTEXT
Text in windows.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is the red, green, blue (RGB) color value that specifies the color of the given element.

Examples

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