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Input field retains BG color after being disabled

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Sorry if the answer to this is apparent somewhere, I looked up and down but could not figure this out.

If you have an input field and color it using GUICtrlSetBkColor then disable it later it retains the BG color instead of being set to gray.

Do you have to manually control the color after setting it or is there a way to remove the color and reset the field to it's default setting of white when enabled and gray when disabled?

this computer uses IE6 which won't let me post code (or much else) properly but here's the snippet:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
$guiMain = GUICreate("Enter Information", 200, 150)
$txtInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 25, 25, 150)
$btnSave  = GUICtrlCreateButton("Save", 25, 55)
$btnEnable  = GUICtrlCreateButton("Enable Field", 100, 55)
$btnDisable = GUICtrlCreateButton("Disable Field", 100, 85)

While 1
 $msg = GUIGetMsg()
  Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
  Case $msg = $btnSave
   If GUICtrlRead($txtInput) = "" Then
    GUICtrlSetBkColor($txtInput, "0xff0000")
  Case $msg = $txtInput
   ;would reset field to default state here
   GUICtrlSetBkColor($txtInput, "0xffffff")
  Case $msg = $btnEnable
   GUICtrlSetState($txtInput, $GUI_ENABLE)
  Case $msg = $btnDisable
   GUICtrlSetData($txtInput, "")
   GUICtrlSetState($txtInput, $GUI_DISABLE)

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I thought there might be an easier way, but thanks!

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