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Windows 10 - Get title bar colour

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#1 ·  Posted

Does anybody know how I would go about getting the window title bar colour on Windows 10? I tried using _WinAPI_GetSysColor, and manually reading the registry (HKCU\Control Panel\Colors, ActiveTitle) but in either case I get the same (0x99B4D1, wrong) result.

RegRead('HKCU\Control Panel\Colors', 'ActiveTitle') ; Returns 153 180 209 (aka 99B4D1)
_WinAPI_GetSysColor ($COLOR_ACTIVECAPTION) ; Returns 0xD1B499 (aka 99B4D1)

 

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#2 ·  Posted

Windows 10 stores the colors in reverse i.e BGR

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#3 ·  Posted

But it's not just reverse (which I expected), it's wrong.

As I pointed out above, the colour I can get is 153-180-209, or 0x99B4D1, and the colour I'm expecting is 0-99-177, or 0x0063B1 (or, reversed: 0xB16300). I don't know how to find that colour.

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#4 ·  Posted

What does the following return, I believe the previous colors you were looking at are Windows standard colors, i.e. no theme applied.

$fTaskBar = "0x" & StringMid(RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Accent", "AccentPalette"), 27, 6)

 

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Ah yes, that's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. :)

Is there any documentation on this? Curious what the rest of the data in that key is for.

*Edit: After using your info as a jump off point I also found this other AutoIt thread: 

Thanks again.

 

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