Posted on 2005-05-06
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I can live without it, but some users I have with XP and some WIN98se, the last onces
asking for XP- round corners on forms etc. style in my VB6 programs.
I wonder if this techinical possible to give them this XP-like look in win98
Question by:BIAPRO
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    Sure, you'll need to either code the eye-candy yourself or get a 3rd party control, something to "skin" you application. But if it's worth it? Unless you're heading for a consumer-software (i.e. make it look "cool"), I wouldn't spend much time on this. Usually the idea is that the application is "skinned" by the operating system, i.e. the user can adjust the settings in the OS and this will adjust the look of your application. In Win98/se this is limited to themes...

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    True I have to deliver to commercial endusers, wich have workstations in a mix off
    XP en Win98se, users switch sometimes from places while they work,
    I would prefer to have my programs to have the same look.
    Ok, writing myself is not a option, any suggestion 3rd party control wich can do this?,
    if not I close the case and follow your advice and forget it...
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    You can try this search:
    There are several products, I don't know which one would work best :). Friends have used vbSkinner ( ), but I really can't make a recommendation because I haven't used them myself.

    Alternatively, you could just use nice eye-candy controls and leave the form rendering to windows. I use + can recommend the controls from ComponentOne, Infragistics and XCeed Software - but they all cost a bit of money :))
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    by:Jaime Olivares

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    Ok did play with some skins, you were right to much work, so they have to wait untill they all goto xp

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