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Snoopstah
Pilgrim

Basic MSI Dialog background colour

Is there a way to change the background colour for Basic MSI dialogs?

When I add a bitmap (white.bmp), all my controls that are on top of this bitmap have grey backgrounds.

eg: checkbox has grey around the box and text
eg: Textbox has grey around the text.

Is there ANY way at all to remove the grey background and implement white?
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RobertDickau
Pilgrim

Re: Basic MSI Dialog background colour

I think Windows Installer uses the "3D Objects" theme system setting as the background color (dreadful attached image taken after changing to yellow).

As the exterior dialog boxes do, you can add a bitmap control to dialog backgrounds, but as you've seen not all controls support transparency...
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Snoopstah
Pilgrim

Re: Basic MSI Dialog background colour

Please excuse my ignorance but how did you change that color to yellow?
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RobertDickau
Pilgrim

Re: Basic MSI Dialog background colour

Through the system-wide setting: in Windows XP, right-click the desktop, select Properties, then the Appearance tab, then click Advanced; in the Advanced Appearance panel, select "3D Objects" from the Item list, and change Color 1 to something less awful...
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