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How can I change the Windows-palette ?

All you need is a PictureBox and a picture with many different colors. First you'll have to select a palette (with the SelectPalette-function) and then you'll have to set that palette as the global Windows-palette.
This example is best tested in 8-bit modus (256-colors).

Private Declare Function RealizePalette Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hdc As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function SelectPalette Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hdc As Long, ByVal hPalette As Long, ByVal bForceBackground As Long) As Long
Private Sub Form_Activate()
SelectPalette Picture1.hdc, Picture1.Picture.hPal, False
RealizePalette Picture1.hdc
End Sub

To create your own palette, use the CreatePalette-function.



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