Solved

XPManifest has no effect!!

Posted on 2006-10-30
4
286 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-05
Using BDS2006 Win32

I am using the Windows Classic theme for my desktop but I want my app to have XP look.

On an empty form I put some buttons a main menu bar and a tool bar then I drop an XPManifest component.

I compile & run, nothing happens. I still have the same ugly windows classic look!!

Help please!

0
Comment
Question by:rthriller
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:mikelittlewood
ID: 17834440
This is because windows is set to Classic theme, I dont think it will effect the visuals of your application (but I could be wrong)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:rthriller
ID: 17846197
How to force it to give me the Xp look whatever theme I use?
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
odissey1 earned 250 total points
ID: 17928221
Hi rthriller,

To have a WinXP look under Win98/Win2k or WinXP (without Themes enabled) you have 2 choices:
1. you can use skins. There ate plenty of such components that automatically 'paint' your controls (e.g. VCLskin). Problem is that
nobody wants to create a skin which looks like WinXP (since it's readyly available).
 
2. (Best) use freware component TBXToolbar
http://g32.org
check also add-ons to it:
http://club.telepolis.com/silverpointdev/sptbxlib/index.htm
http://www.rmklever.com/delphitbx

 It has plenty of skins embedded, including several (!) WinXP-like.

Regards,
odissey1
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Meldrachaun
ID: 17958050
0

Featured Post

Maximize Your Threat Intelligence Reporting

Reporting is one of the most important and least talked about aspects of a world-class threat intelligence program. Here’s how to do it right.

Join & Write a Comment

A lot of questions regard threads in Delphi.   One of the more specific questions is how to show progress of the thread.   Updating a progressbar from inside a thread is a mistake. A solution to this would be to send a synchronized message to the…
Have you ever had your Delphi form/application just hanging while waiting for data to load? This is the article to read if you want to learn some things about adding threads for data loading in the background. First, I'll setup a general applica…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now