WindowsXP Look

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    Question WindowsXP Look

    What I must do to have a DialogBox that use WindowsXP interface (blue buttons and scrollbars, etc...)?

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    well i have win98 and i made a win32 app that looked win98-ish. i sent the prog to my xp friend and it looked xp-ish. My point is that you cant. You have to have xp for your win32 prog to look xp-ish. Makes sense really.

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    What ever style you have set for WindowsXP will 'skin' your windows. You can even see this in the MFC dialog creator.

    That reminds me, this site may interest you: http://themexp.org
    You can download and make styles of your own

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    Exclamation Problem!

    I have WindowXP and my applications look "win98-ish".
    I have "Borland free command line tools 5.5".
    What i have to do???

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    hmm that puzzels me. maybe it depends on your compiler cos i have vc++. i would not recomment borland for doing win32 anyway.

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    Smile

    Just yesterday i was browsing round psc and found this article referring to how to make your win32 apps utilise the Windows XP window style system when running on an xp box. If running on a win98/nt/2k etc machine they just look normal. I'm not sure whether it would be possible to use the ideas with Borland Command Line Tools since the article is written for Visual C++ users but here it is anyway

    http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb...=3151&lngWId=3

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    Lightbulb Think OUTSIDE the Box :)

    Just remember, you don't allway'z need to be M$'s b*tch... just make ur own Window'z!

    One time I wanted 2 skin a window, so I just rewrote all the code 4 button'z, slider'z, ect. So that I could control the look + 'feel' and stuff. Not very hard 2 do... just U'ze GDI or something 2 double-buffer a blank-Popup, then draw to the backbuffer and continuously 'pop' the backbuffer. It work'x VERY well!

    SPH

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    Half the words you used in your slang there are actually more to type and terrible grammar (if you took them literally). I really wish I could figure out why you love your internet slang so. I mean, you realize people here don't have english as their first language and you're probably confusing the hell outta them...

    >>you don't allway'z need to be M$'s b*tch

    This is another thing I could never understand about you. You always re-invent the wheel. If the person has XP, he can get XP-style controls, why reinvent everything?

    And if you have XP and everything looks like it did in 9x/2k/NT then right-click on your destop->properties->appearance->under "windows and buttons" select "windows XP style"

    Hope that helps.

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    Widnows Xp is ugly anyway! Stop copying mac, Macs are lusers!

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    Re: Problem!

    Originally posted by Crux++
    I have WindowXP and my applications look "win98-ish".
    I have "Borland free command line tools 5.5".
    What i have to do???

    Hey I've done some Win32 examples on DevC++ and it looks XP like. Also in VC++.
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