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Windows XP theme support [message #444041] Tue, 05 October 2004 14:11 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: ruidlopes.gmail.com

Are any plans for SWT support for Windows XP themes, so that SWT-based
apps looks as native as... well... native ones :)

Thanks in advance,

Rui
Re: Windows XP theme support [message #444042 is a reply to message #444041] Tue, 05 October 2004 14:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Randy Hudson is currently offline Randy HudsonFriend
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Google for SWT and XP look and feel.
It already works, but I think microsoft disables the skin support for any
process called "java.exe" unless a manifest is present.
"Rui Lopes" <ruidlopes@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:cju9pl$9f8$1@eclipse.org...
> Are any plans for SWT support for Windows XP themes, so that SWT-based
> apps looks as native as... well... native ones :)
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Rui
Re: Windows XP theme support [message #444046 is a reply to message #444042] Tue, 05 October 2004 15:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ivan Markov is currently offline Ivan MarkovFriend
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Small correction: Windows XP disables XP theming for all executables, that
don't have manifest present (as a separate file or as a resource inside the
..exe). This was done so that to avoid UI inconsistencies in executables
built before XP came out.

> It already works, but I think microsoft disables the skin support for any
> process called "java.exe" unless a manifest is present.

Microsoft is not *that* evil..
Re: Windows XP theme support [message #444047 is a reply to message #444046] Tue, 05 October 2004 15:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Benjamin Pasero is currently offline Benjamin PaseroFriend
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See SWT FAQ:
http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/index.cgi/%7Echeckout%7E/plat form-swt-home/faq.html#xpthemes

> Small correction: Windows XP disables XP theming for all executables, that
> don't have manifest present (as a separate file or as a resource inside the
> ..exe). This was done so that to avoid UI inconsistencies in executables
> built before XP came out.

> > It already works, but I think microsoft disables the skin support for any
> > process called "java.exe" unless a manifest is present.

> Microsoft is not *that* evil..
Re: Windows XP theme support [message #444070 is a reply to message #444047] Wed, 06 October 2004 15:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ivan Markov is currently offline Ivan MarkovFriend
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What about it?
I don't see anything there that contradicts my words. Do you?

I've written in the past Win32 stuff that works with the XP skinning API and
I should know..

"Benjamin Pasero" <bpasero@rssowl.org> wrote in message
news:cjufne$o31$1@eclipse.org...
> See SWT FAQ:
>
http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/index.cgi/%7Echeckout%7E/plat form-swt-home/faq.html#xpthemes
>
> > Small correction: Windows XP disables XP theming for all executables,
that
> > don't have manifest present (as a separate file or as a resource inside
the
> > ..exe). This was done so that to avoid UI inconsistencies in executables
> > built before XP came out.
>
> > > It already works, but I think microsoft disables the skin support for
any
> > > process called "java.exe" unless a manifest is present.
>
> > Microsoft is not *that* evil..
>
>
Re: Windows XP theme support [message #444071 is a reply to message #444070] Wed, 06 October 2004 15:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jim Adams is currently offline Jim AdamsFriend
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When I write C++ code in MSDev version 6, I get classic styling unless I
create the manifest file. I assume that if I used a newer IDE that I would
get the newer styling by default.

"Ivan Markov" <ivan.markov@wizcom.bg> wrote in message
news:ck11j7$b92$1@eclipse.org...
> What about it?
> I don't see anything there that contradicts my words. Do you?
>
> I've written in the past Win32 stuff that works with the XP skinning API
and
> I should know..
>
> "Benjamin Pasero" <bpasero@rssowl.org> wrote in message
> news:cjufne$o31$1@eclipse.org...
> > See SWT FAQ:
> >
>
http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/index.cgi/%7Echeckout%7E/plat form-swt-home/faq.html#xpthemes
> >
> > > Small correction: Windows XP disables XP theming for all executables,
> that
> > > don't have manifest present (as a separate file or as a resource
inside
> the
> > > ..exe). This was done so that to avoid UI inconsistencies in
executables
> > > built before XP came out.
> >
> > > > It already works, but I think microsoft disables the skin support
for
> any
> > > > process called "java.exe" unless a manifest is present.
> >
> > > Microsoft is not *that* evil..
> >
> >
>
>
Re: Windows XP theme support [message #444075 is a reply to message #444071] Wed, 06 October 2004 16:50 Go to previous message
Benjamin Pasero is currently offline Benjamin PaseroFriend
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Sorry, I was answering Rui Lopes and not you Ivan.

> When I write C++ code in MSDev version 6, I get classic styling unless I
> create the manifest file. I assume that if I used a newer IDE that I would
> get the newer styling by default.

> "Ivan Markov" <ivan.markov@wizcom.bg> wrote in message
> news:ck11j7$b92$1@eclipse.org...
> > What about it?
> > I don't see anything there that contradicts my words. Do you?
> >
> > I've written in the past Win32 stuff that works with the XP skinning API
> and
> > I should know..
> >
> > "Benjamin Pasero" <bpasero@rssowl.org> wrote in message
> > news:cjufne$o31$1@eclipse.org...
> > > See SWT FAQ:
> > >
> >
>
http://dev.eclipse.org/viewcvs/index.cgi/%7Echeckout%7E/plat form-swt-home/faq.html#xpthemes
> > >
> > > > Small correction: Windows XP disables XP theming for all executables,
> > that
> > > > don't have manifest present (as a separate file or as a resource
> inside
> > the
> > > > ..exe). This was done so that to avoid UI inconsistencies in
> executables
> > > > built before XP came out.
> > >
> > > > > It already works, but I think microsoft disables the skin support
> for
> > any
> > > > > process called "java.exe" unless a manifest is present.
> > >
> > > > Microsoft is not *that* evil..
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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