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Can someone explain this difference...

Using Visual Studio 2003 running under Windows XP Pro w/SP 1, when I create
a new form, the form's title bar has the Windows 2000 look.

Yet, in the various Microsoft demos, the form's title bar have the XP look.
For example, I'm looking at examples from the DevDays 2004 CD. And this is
even without invoking the EnableVisualStyles method. The Microsoft demo
appears to be running on a Windows XP machine.

Can someone explain why I'm getting a difference behavior?

TIA,

Richard Rosenheim
Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hi Richard,

What appearance have you set in your XP computer, probably "classic"?

Cor
Using Visual Studio 2003 running under Windows XP Pro w/SP 1, when I create a new form, the form's title bar has the Windows 2000 look.

Yet, in the various Microsoft demos, the form's title bar have the XP look. For example, I'm looking at examples from the DevDays 2004 CD. And this is even without invoking the EnableVisualStyles method. The Microsoft demo
appears to be running on a Windows XP machine.

Can someone explain why I'm getting a difference behavior?

TIA,

Richard Rosenheim

Nov 20 '05 #2
* "Richard L Rosenheim" <ri*****@rlr.com> scripsit:
Using Visual Studio 2003 running under Windows XP Pro w/SP 1, when I create
a new form, the form's title bar has the Windows 2000 look.

Yet, in the various Microsoft demos, the form's title bar have the XP look.
For example, I'm looking at examples from the DevDays 2004 CD. And this is
even without invoking the EnableVisualStyles method. The Microsoft demo
appears to be running on a Windows XP machine.


You will have to select the Windows XP theme in order to show the title
bar in XP style. Do other windows have the Windows XP style? If not,
go to Windows' display properties control panel and select "Windows XP
style" for your windows' appearance. If that's not available, you will
need to start a service (don't know its name at the moment) that
provides Windows XP Visual Styles.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 20 '05 #3
Thanks for the reply --yep, while it was a clean installation, something
somehow modified the theme settings under the Display Properties. Changing
it to "Windows XP" resolved the issue.

Richard Rosenheim
"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:2k*************@uni-berlin.de...
* "Richard L Rosenheim" <ri*****@rlr.com> scripsit:
Using Visual Studio 2003 running under Windows XP Pro w/SP 1, when I create a new form, the form's title bar has the Windows 2000 look.

Yet, in the various Microsoft demos, the form's title bar have the XP look. For example, I'm looking at examples from the DevDays 2004 CD. And this is even without invoking the EnableVisualStyles method. The Microsoft demo
appears to be running on a Windows XP machine.


You will have to select the Windows XP theme in order to show the title
bar in XP style. Do other windows have the Windows XP style? If not,
go to Windows' display properties control panel and select "Windows XP
style" for your windows' appearance. If that's not available, you will
need to start a service (don't know its name at the moment) that
provides Windows XP Visual Styles.

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>

Nov 20 '05 #4
Thanks for the reply --between your reply and Herfried's, it caused me to
double check the theme setting. Somehow it got modified. Changing it to
"Windows XP" resolved the issue.

Richard Rosenheim
"Cor Ligthert" <no**********@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
Hi Richard,

What appearance have you set in your XP computer, probably "classic"?

Cor
Using Visual Studio 2003 running under Windows XP Pro w/SP 1, when I

create
a new form, the form's title bar has the Windows 2000 look.

Yet, in the various Microsoft demos, the form's title bar have the XP

look.
For example, I'm looking at examples from the DevDays 2004 CD. And this

is
even without invoking the EnableVisualStyles method. The Microsoft demo
appears to be running on a Windows XP machine.

Can someone explain why I'm getting a difference behavior?

TIA,

Richard Rosenheim


Nov 20 '05 #5

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