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grey border around buttons when placed on white background

Post by Vexator » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:39 am

i placed a button on a white background, but there was still a grey border around it. so i called setbackgroundcolour( *wxWHITE ), which got rid of the border, but now the label had a white background..


i looked into the wx source and commented out makeownerdrawn() in the setbackgroundcolour() function:

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bool wxButton::SetBackgroundColour(const wxColour &colour)
    if ( !wxControl::SetBackgroundColour(colour) )
        // nothing to do
        return false;



    return true;
now it works the way it should..
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Post by Jorg » Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:02 pm

You should submit this as a patch to the SF bugtracker. It seems to be a bug, clearly.

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Post by remenic » Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:04 am

Is this really a proper fix though? And why do I need to call this on every button?

What if I want to change the color of the button itself. With this hack, that can't be done anymore.

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