"Aero" glass theme for winform app in VS 2013

Hello all,
Developing a vb.net winform app in VS 2013. When in design modes, my forms have the Aero look, ie. the rounded corners, title bar and controls look 3D via shading, etc. When I run the app or publish it, the forms have a flat look and the Aero feel is gone. Anyway to keep this look?
MVaughn12Asked:
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MVaughn12Author Commented:
Ok noticed when I install app on Windows 7, the aero style from the designer is there. Its when it runs on Windows 8 the style changes to flat. Strange thing is I am running vs 2013 on windows 8 and in design mode I see the aero look?
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
It's not built in the framework.

It used to be that you could download the Windows 7 API Code Pack from the Microsoft. It is still presented in many places on Microsoft sites, but the links all point to an archive that does not contain the thin anymore.

You know them. They think that Windows 8 is more fun, so they remove all the fun that they can from the older versions.

You can find it on GitHub at https://github.com/dbarros/WindowsAPICodePack.
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CodeCruiserCommented:
Aero Glass has been removed from Windows 8. Its all about coloured squares/rectangles now.
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