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How to use api to make program's windows skin like winamp?

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I used to use win32 api to write standard windows program, but i want to make beautiful interface like winamp. How to do it? (Only use win32 api with Visual C++.) Thank You very much!
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Much of what goes into such interfaces is the artwork, which is best done with some graphic program such as Paint Shop Pro or PhotoShop to create image files that are then loaded via resource libraries. Being able to make them interchangeable requires a technique known as "skinning"; try doing a web search for "skins" or "programming skins".

Besides, none of the winamp interfaces I've seen are beautiful.  They've all been pretty horid, which is why I gave up using it.  I hope you do better.
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