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Windows XP visual effects for your program without manifest file


This article tells you how to get the Windows XP visual themes into your program without having the manifest file.

Original Author: Badr Almodarra

Code

Step1: download 'Resource Hacker' v3.4.0 from
here, if you have
it then skip this step and go to step2


Step2: add the following code to your program before converting to
.exe file:






Private Declare Function
InitCommonControls Lib "comctl32.dll" () As
Long



Private Sub Form_Initialize()

InitCommonControls

End Sub

Step3: Open the notepad and copy the following code into it
and save it as a .txt file.






encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>




name="yourAppName"

processorArchitecture="x86"

version="4.34.0.0"

type="win32"/>

Your Program Name






type="win32"

name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"

version="6.0.0.0"

processorArchitecture="x86"

publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"

language="*"

/>






Step4: open your .exe file with resource hacker by clicking open in
the file menu. (or open your resuorce file .res if you don't want to edit your program each time you rebuild the project)



Step5: Click on 'Add a new Resource...' from the 'Action'
menu




?


Step6: the following dialog will show up




Click on the button called 'open file with new resource...'
and choose the .txt file you saved in Step3


Step7: In the Resource Type: type 24, In the
Resource Name type: 1 and In the Resource Language type:
1033.
and then click on 'Add Resource'




?


Step8: Save the changes by clicking on 'Save' from
the 'File' menu. Finally, Terminate the Resource Hacker.




Done!


open your .exe file and notice the cool interface :)


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Posted: 2003-06-01
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