Solved

Change Windows 7 Theme from Visual Basic 2010

Posted on 2010-11-11
3
836 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I would like to know how to change the Windows 7 Theme programatically.

I have not been able to find any information about an appropriate API. Is there another solution?

I am using Visual Basic from Visual Studio 2010 Professional.
0
Comment
Question by:captainamateur
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Bob Learned
ID: 34119820
I don't have a specific answer, but if you are looking for something that will help you, I would concentrate your efforts looking through what the Windows SDK can do for you.

Welcome to the Windows SDK
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms717358.aspx

The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and the .NET Framework 4 (later referred to as Windows SDK) contains tools, code samples, compilers, headers, and libraries that you can use to create applications that run on Microsoft Windows. You can use the Windows SDK to write applications that use the native (Win32/COM) programming model or the managed (.NET Framework) programming model.
0
 

Author Comment

by:captainamateur
ID: 34144866
Thanks TheLearnedOne for the info. There is certainly a lot of information there. I have had a look but I can't see the information for Theme Changing.

Is there anywhere other than the SDK where this should be documented?
0
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Bob Learned earned 500 total points
ID: 34161164
That SDK is very large, and I know that there is a complete lack of discoverable resources on changing the Windows 7 theme.  My hope was to focus your attention to the most likely place to find your answer.
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

I think the Typed DataTable and Typed DataSet are very good options when working with data, but I don't like auto-generated code. First, I create an Abstract Class for my DataTables Common Code.  This class Inherits from DataTable. Also, it can …
The ECB site provides FX rates for major currencies since its inception in 1999 in the form of an XML feed. The files have the following format (reducted for brevity) (CODE) There are three files available HERE (http://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exch…
Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

707 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

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now