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Hello Experts,
Does anyone know of a progress bar control which will emulate Vista's green progress effect (or preferably the native operating system effect it is running on).
Many thanks,
Mark
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Hi,

I haven't tested it yet on Vista, however I think it should be the same as it is for XP - you have to add a .manifest file (an XML) that tells the operating system to enable the visual styles for that application. Check here:

http://lutrov.com/blog/xp-manifest-files/
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Very good, it has not only exposed the progress bar but also the command buttons and frame objects have come up 3d and shiny.  However, the application uses a lot of tab controls (ssTabStrip), all controls on an ss tab strip are reproduced badly (eg. command buttons have a thick black border around them, frame object captions increase the text size to about 20 points and doesn't display properly).  Any chance you know of a fix/workaround, alternatively a method to expose only the progress bar.
Cheers,
Mark
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I've decided that I'll keep the main app as it is and wrap the progress form up as an ocx with your fix for the progress bar.  Cheers
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