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Visual Styles made even easier!

Submitted on: 2/11/2018 8:57:33 AM
By: Rde 
Level: Intermediate
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Compatibility: VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     Visual Styles made even easier

Ever wanted to add Visual Styles to your VB apps but it seems way too hard.

Well now it is as easy as clicking a button...

This utility adds a special Styles manifest resource file to your project.

The Styles manifest cannot be simply added to an existing resource file. You must use the Resource Compiler which creates a new resource file (the same as the one used by this project).

If you already have a resource file in your project then you can do it 'reasonably easy':

Follow the instructions in Better_XP_Styles included in the zip. I found this on PSC in response to a comment on this submission - hope this helps.

To add styles to the VB IDE follow the directions in 'XP Styles In VB.doc' included in the zip.

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2/3/2018 3:42:44 AMLorin

Error message, Resource Already Exists.
Don't most all projects already have resources. Need an alternate way.
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2/3/2018 3:53:09 AMPGB Prasanna

Nice. Is it possible to apply visual styles to an exe as well like we do via resource editors? Add another option to include a manifest to run the app in elevated privileges as well. Thanks.
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2/3/2018 1:44:30 PMRde

Sorry, I forgot to add info on how to create a new manifest resource file using the included manifest and the Resource Compiler (rc.exe in VB program folder)
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2/11/2018 9:00:45 AMRde

Thanks for the comments
Hi Login, hope this update helps
Happy coding, Rd :)
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