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If you've done any work with WinForms apps in Visual Studio 2005, you may have noticed that you can't get your buttons and toolbars to look as "pretty" as the built-in Vista apps you get from MS.  Here's a good article on CodeProject which details how to fix some of that.

It details:

  • Getting the fade effects on some common controls (Buttons, Checkboxes, Radiobuttons, Textboxes, Comboboxes)
  • Getting images working on Buttons, and preserving fade-effects
  • Getting the fade effects on toolbars
  • Getting the Windows Vista theme on MainMenus and ContextMenus
  • Getting Commandlinks and SplitButtons
  • Getting the explorer-like interface for listBoxes and Treeviews

Obviously, you'll want to have Vista installed to run the project.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:01 PM Visual Studio , .NET Development | Back to top

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