xp style

vk123
03-01-2003, 03:21 AM
I want to make my VB6 application look like a XP style window
i know what i need to do for exe file
but i want xp style look from visual basic
it's posible?
i use vb 6 and windows xp

Flyguy
03-01-2003, 10:50 AM
Is this what you mean?
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/VB/Code/Libraries/XP_Visual_Styles/Making_VB_Apply_Visual_Styles_at_Design_and_Debug_Time/article.asp

vk123
03-01-2003, 02:41 PM
thank you

taylormade
07-08-2003, 08:05 AM
VK123....
I am not as proficient as I'd like to be.
If you got this to work, could you give me a basic
step-by-step on how to do it?
Thanks.

vk123
07-08-2003, 04:11 PM
unzip this file and put in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98

run your visual basic.


The attached file is not an EXE but the zipped manifest file

taylormade
07-09-2003, 06:43 AM
vk123:
Perhaps I'm just stupid...
I did as you instructed.
Ran VB and created an .exe of my app.
Ran the .exe but saw no difference in appearance.
What am I missing?
(I am on windows2000)

Anz
07-09-2003, 06:59 AM
vk123:
Perhaps I'm just stupid...
I did as you instructed.
Ran VB and created an .exe of my app.
Ran the .exe but saw no difference in appearance.
What am I missing?
(I am on windows2000)

i think what u want is to skin ur app???
the MacGuyver-way to do it would b like Ega eplained here:

http://www.visualbasicforum.com/t85052.html


there are also some third party controls for this purpose

flyguy posted this link :
http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/VB/Code/Controls/Explorer_Bar_Control/article.asp

vk123
07-09-2003, 03:44 PM
it work only in windows xp

J0n
07-09-2003, 08:42 PM
vk123:
Perhaps I'm just stupid...
I did as you instructed.
Ran VB and created an .exe of my app.
Ran the .exe but saw no difference in appearance.
What am I missing?
(I am on windows2000)
Even if you did have Win XP, you have to put a copy of the manifest file in the same directory as your application and call it "yourapp.exe.manifest" - where yourapp is the name of your application otherwise your app would just have the "XP look" at design time.

Val
07-09-2003, 10:09 PM
What vk123 is talking about is that he wants his application to have a windows xp look on all the versions of windows. Sample code that can be found on planet source code is attached.

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