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[Sort of Resolved] Windows 7 Enterprise - check box font color not changing

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The below code is extremely simple and only put together to test the ability to change the folor color of a check box. I have a program that has multiple check boxes in it and they are the only items that aren't changing color with my font color changing loop. So to troubleshoot I built this code and can confirm that in Windows 7 32bit Enterprise, this does not work. Anyone have any advice? I am running into several things that seem to either be extremely buggy or not work right in windows 7 32-bit enterprise. My biggest problem I started in another thread regarding automating IE8 in Windows 7 32bit Enterprise through autoit and hardly any of that is working either.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

#Region ### START Koda GUI section ### Form=
$Form1 = GUICreate("Form1", 615, 438, 192, 124)
$Checkbox1 = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Checkbox1", 136, 96, 97, 17)
GUICtrlSetColor(-1, 0xff0000)
GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)
#EndRegion ### END Koda GUI section ###
While 1
$nMsg = GUIGetMsg()
Switch $nMsg
Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
Exit
EndSwitch
WEnd
Edited by xeroTechnologiesLLC

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I did some testing and found that the Aero themes are what is interfering with the capability of the fonts to change colors. When switching to windows classic mode - no problems what so ever with the colors.

So...Autoit Guru's, I don't know if this is a bucket of worms you want to dive into, but...obvious bug against an Aero theme.

Buttons also seem to do weird things.

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Add this line after the line where you create the checkbox and before you set the color. This should allow you to change the color of the text for it.

DllCall("UxTheme.dll", "int", "SetWindowTheme", "hwnd", -1, "wstr", 0, "wstr", 0)

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