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Windows Drawn Drop Shadow

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Submitted on: 1/3/2015 8:32:00 AM
By: The New iSoftware Company! (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 8 Users
Compatibility: C#, VB.NET
Views: 1590
 
     Ever wonder how Windows XP draws the drop shadow on menus and tooltips? Now you can draw the drop shadow on forms. Perfect for splash screens. For Windows XP (and Server 2003?) only. Visual Basic .NET. Copy this to your form code. Update: Thanks to the annonimus coder, now C# ready!
 
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//**************************************
// Name: Windows Drawn Drop Shadow
// Description:Ever wonder how Windows XP draws the drop shadow on menus and tooltips? Now you can draw the drop shadow on forms. Perfect for splash screens. For Windows XP (and Server 2003?) only. Visual Basic .NET. Copy this to your form code.
Update: Thanks to the annonimus coder, now C# ready!
// By: The New iSoftware Company! (from psc cd)
//**************************************

' VB.NET
Protected Overrides ReadOnly Property CreateParams() As System.Windows.Forms.CreateParams
 Get
Const CS_DROPSHADOW = &H20000
Dim cp As CreateParams = MyBase.CreateParams
cp.ClassStyle = cp.ClassStyle Or CS_DROPSHADOW
Return cp
 End Get
End Property
//C#
/// 
<summary>
/// This property adds drop shadows to the for(in WinXP+) 
/// 
</summary>
protected override System.Windows.Forms.CreateParams CreateParams
{
 get
 {
const int CS_DROPSHADOW = 0x20000;
CreateParams cp = base.CreateParams;
 cp.ClassStyle = cp.ClassStyle | CS_DROPSHADOW;
return cp;
 }
}


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