Visual C++ .NET 2003 and XP Style

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    Visual C++ .NET 2003 and XP Style

    Hi,

    I want to know how to programmically incorporate the XP style windows (frame, buttons, etc.) to a project in Visual C++ .NET 2003.

    Beginning with Visual C++ .NET 2003, Microsoft has changed the window it incorporate window styles to a project. In older versions, an application gets the XP style under XP automatically. That is no longer true in version .NET 2003.

    I have read the solution at MSDN including the one with using TheApp.exe.manifest. However, the solution requires that the program must have the manifest file in the same directory as the EXE, even in final release.

    I want like to know if there is a solution to programmically incorporate the XP style windows to a project without needing the manifest file "visible" to end-users.

    Thanks,
    Kuphryn

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    Not 100% certain of this (Haven't looked at manifests in a while) but it should also work if you have it as a resource. That should be on the web somewhere, sorry I can't be any more help...

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