Vista style Progress Bar

Posted on 2007-07-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
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,
Question by:ml1n4
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    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:

    Author Comment

    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.

    Author Comment

    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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