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Raghavendra Prabhu

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  • Blog Post: How to determine if visual styles are enabled?

    [I thought I would write this piece as a response to Cory Smith 's recent posts ( here is the first post and then the followup ) on the topic] If you are a control author or simply custom painting controls in your app, you have probably felt the need for a flag that tells you whether to render with...
  • Blog Post: VisualStyles in Whidbey

    Support for VisualStyles in Windows Forms has considerably improved in Whidbey. Here is a list of some of the new features. These should all be in the PDC build. Application.EnableVisualStyles is now part of the "Windows Forms Application" template in Visual Studio. This means VisualStyles...
  • Blog Post: Feedback on EnableVisualStyles

    A Google search for EnableVisualStyles points out two things: Good news: A lot of people found the existence of this method useful. Bad news: A lot of people have had problems using it! Hope my previous post here on this topic will help clarify a few things. BTW...
  • Blog Post: Application.EnableVisualStyles

    In Windows XP, the concept of Visual Styles was introduced to allow customization of the look and feel of windows and controls. Most applications that target Windows XP and above will want to take advantage of Visual Styles. In v1.1 of the .NET Framework, we added a way to programmatically enable visual...
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