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    Correct way of getting theme font for child controls?

    The edit, button, static, listbox, and combobox controls all have that old system-looking font in them by default, even when using visual styles.

    What is the correct way of getting or creating a font for these controls that respects the current theme?

    I tried GetThemeSysFont with TMT_CAPTIONFONT and TMT_SMALLCAPTIONFONT but they both return the same font for every control, which is identical to the main window caption and too big for these controls. Should I simply take this font and decrease the size or is there some other method I should know about?

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    Re: Correct way of getting theme font for child controls?

    GetStockObject function

    DEFAULT_GUI_FONT

    Remarks

    It is not recommended that you employ this method to obtain the current font used by dialogs and windows. Instead, use the SystemParametersInfo function with the SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS parameter to retrieve the current font. SystemParametersInfo will take into account the current theme and provides font information for captions, menus, and message dialogs.
    Best regards,
    Igor

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