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Changing the tab color

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Hi, i wish if everybody is having a good day ...
is there any way to change the color of the tab that in the pic below ?

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Unfortunately you require a workaround to get it to work, a nice workaround from Yashied post below
nb: Since AutoIt has updated since Yashied posted this, I have added the latest includes in the code below. 

#Include <Constants.au3>
#Include <GUITab.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WinAPITheme.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPIGdi.au3>
Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

Global Const $PRF_CLIENT = 0x04

Global $hTab, $hDll, $pDll, $hProc

GUICreate('MyGUI', 300, 300)
GUISetBkColor(0xAACCFF)
GUICtrlCreateTab(20, 20, 262, 261, $TCS_FOCUSONBUTTONDOWN)
$hTab = GUICtrlGetHandle(-1)
GUICtrlCreateTabItem('Tab 1')
GUICtrlCreateTabItem('Tab 2')
GUICtrlCreateTabItem('Tab 3')
GUICtrlCreateTabItem('')

$hDll = DllCallbackRegister('_WinProc', 'ptr', 'hwnd;uint;wparam;lparam')
$pDll = DllCallbackGetPtr($hDll)
$hProc = _WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hTab, $GWL_WNDPROC, $pDll)

OnAutoItExitRegister('AutoItExit')

GUISetState()

Do
Until GUIGetMsg() = -3

Func _CreateClipRgn($hWnd)

    Local $tRect
    Local $Count = _GUICtrlTab_GetItemCount($hWnd)
    Local $Sel = _GUICtrlTab_GetCurSel($hWnd)
    Local $hRgn = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(0, 0, 0, 0)
    Local $hTmp, $Ht

    For $i = 0 To $Count - 1
        $tRect = _GUICtrlTab_GetItemRectEx($hWnd, $i)
        If $i = $Sel Then
            $hTmp = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(DllStructGetData($tRect, 1) - 2, DllStructGetData($tRect, 2) - 2, DllStructGetData($tRect, 3) + 2, DllStructGetData($tRect, 4))
            $Ht = DllStructGetData($tRect, 4) - DllStructGetData($tRect, 2) + 2
        Else
            If $i = $Count - 1 Then
                $hTmp = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(DllStructGetData($tRect, 1), DllStructGetData($tRect, 2), DllStructGetData($tRect, 3) - 2, DllStructGetData($tRect, 4))
            Else
                $hTmp = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(DllStructGetData($tRect, 1), DllStructGetData($tRect, 2), DllStructGetData($tRect, 3), DllStructGetData($tRect, 4))
            EndIf
        EndIf
        _WinAPI_CombineRgn($hRgn, $hRgn, $hTmp, $RGN_OR)
        _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hTmp)
    Next
    $tRect = _WinAPI_GetClientRect($hWnd)
    $hTmp = _WinAPI_CreateRectRgn(DllStructGetData($tRect, 1), DllStructGetData($tRect, 2) + $Ht, DllStructGetData($tRect, 3) - 2, DllStructGetData($tRect, 4) - 1)
    _WinAPI_CombineRgn($hRgn, $hRgn, $hTmp, $RGN_OR)
    _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hTmp)
    Return $hRgn
EndFunc   ;==>_CreateClipRgn

Func _WinProc($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    If _WinAPI_IsThemeActive() Then
        Switch $iMsg
            Case $WM_ERASEBKGND
                Local $hRgn = _CreateClipRgn($hWnd)
                Local $hPrev = _WinAPI_GetClipRgn($wParam)
                Local $hBrush = _WinAPI_CreateSolidBrush(0xFFCCAA)
                Local $tRect = _WinAPI_GetClientRect($hWnd)
                _WinAPI_ExtSelectClipRgn($wParam, $hRgn, $RGN_DIFF)
                _WinAPI_FillRect($wParam, DllStructGetPtr($tRect), $hBrush)
                _WinAPI_SelectClipRgn($wParam, $hPrev)
                _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hBrush)
                _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hRgn)
                Return 1
            Case $WM_PAINT
                Local $tPaint
                Local $hDC = _WinAPI_BeginPaint($hWnd, $tPaint)
                Local $hRgn = _CreateClipRgn($hWnd)
                _WinAPI_ExtSelectClipRgn($hDC, $hRgn, $RGN_AND)
                _WinAPI_CallWindowProc($hProc, $hWnd, $WM_PRINTCLIENT, $hDC, $PRF_CLIENT)
                _WinAPI_DeleteObject($hRgn)
                _WinAPI_EndPaint($hWnd, $tPaint)
                Return 0
        EndSwitch
    EndIf
    Return _WinAPI_CallWindowProc($hProc, $hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
EndFunc   ;==>_WinProc

Func AutoItExit()
    _WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hTab, $GWL_WNDPROC, $hProc)
    DllCallbackFree($hDll)
EndFunc   ;==>AutoItExit

 

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So, it seems _GUICtrlTab_SetBkColor() is no longer a thing. And Autoit updates have effected the original postings of Yashied's workaround and Melba23's solutions but I don't know enough about WinAPI to fiddle them into working. Subz helpful update here works on my system but addresses a very specific request and only changes the color of the space at the top of the tab by the tab names. And since this thread is somewhat recent, I thought I'd just ask here instead of posting a new one.

What is the current workaround to change to entire tab color? I'm not fond of the white...

 

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