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skin-enabled applications?

Does anyone have any indications how to develop skin-enabled  applications (like Winamp) in .NET?

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Here's a couple of links to make use of the XP Theme engine...

this next article discusses an add-in for that makes the process much simpler...

hope that helps


sean slavin
Thursday, October 24, 2002

I think that you meant this link for the excellent VS.NET add-in article:

Digory Q
Friday, October 25, 2002

Note that as far as I know, none of the above solutions will truly "skin-enable" your application. Some of the visual components will be rough approximations of what they're supposed to look like in Win XP, but most won't do the more subtle effects (like a gradient background on a tabbed panel).

It would be great for somebody to put in teh public domain a series of .NET controls that, when combined with the manifest trick (described elsewhere) would make the controls look and feel exactly as they should.

Saturday, October 26, 2002

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