I am trying to implement Windows XP styles in my WinForm application. I followed closesly the instructions on http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/vbtchUsingWindowsXPVisualStylesWithControlsOnWindowsForms.asp
as well as some others. However there are still 2 open issues:
1. How can I include the manifest file in the executable AUTOMATICALLY and not manually after the build process?
2. How can I check if the executable contains the manifest itself so that I show Windows XP styles?
The above article in MSDN is somewhat wrong because it shows the way to include the manifest MANUALLY in the executable but in the code it is checked that the manifest exists as a separate file, which is not very clever.
The whole story with the manifest being aside makes setup projects very difficult to handle - now I cannot just say take the result of the original project and create a setup, I need to add also the manifest or to first manually add it in the exe...
Thanks for the help.