XP style in DOS !

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    Thumbs up XP style in DOS !

    Hi all, today I saw a program running in DOS mode but had a XP style ! This was really strange to me and I wonder whether I can do the same thing. Can you give me some advices ?
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    It wasn't "running in DOS mode" - in any interpretation of the statement. If the app started as a console application, then it simply removed the console window and started another window.

    If you use a program like Spy++ to look at the window class of that window, it won't be the same window class for a console app (pretty sure).

    gg

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    I suppose it could be a Win16 application, which would be a "DOS mode" app.
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    I really saw it running withdown Windows environment ! So far, I can make a "rectangle" window using C language which can move,close,.....But it just looks like Windows 3.1 or so. I don't know how he (the author) could make such beautiful windows and icons like that.

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    Code:
    originally posted by skywin
    could make such beautiful windows and icons like that.
    if want to write same application to this author use a visual c++ ==> macros
    begin with (dialogue based)
    ....
    ......................... or win 32 application

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    Enjoy,

    I'm sorry, but that doesn't even make sense. Quit.

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    i want to help you ?????!

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    How about OpenGL or something like that ? I've heard about it many times but I still don't know what it is.

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    all you have to do is load images for the button and crap, and you can make it look good.

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