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Using VB.Net, how do you create graphical buttons that use XP Visual Styles?

Posted on 2004-08-10
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I have learned how to set a winforms app to use XP visual styles, and to enable the various controls to use their XP behavior. However, when I try to add a graphic to a button that uses XP visual styles (FlatStyle property = System) the graphic does not appear unless I change the FlatStyle property to 3D. My googling for this has turned up almost nothing, and what I did find was in German, which didn't translate that well!
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Try here:

XP Button Style in VB.NET
http://www.thecodeproject.com/vb/net/XPStyleB.asp

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by:Elizabeth_Connolly
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Dear TheLearnedOne,

Thanks for the pointers - I downloaded both this and another link from that page and am checking them out and will let you know!

Elizabeth C.

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you could also try something new ..

www.sharpui.com

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by:Elizabeth_Connolly
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Thanks, y1381. I took a look at this and may download it to see if it meets the needs (didn't see anything on buttons, however, which is my #1 concern right now.)
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