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VS 2005 Form Appearance / "Theme"

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I have upgraded an extensive solution to VS 2005 from VS2003 ... no
problems.

I notice that in VS2005, the forms, when viewed in design mode, have a
different appearance than they did in 2003, i.e. different fonts / buttons
have different appearance, etc..

I find the 2005 appearance ("Theme") more attractive and modern looking.

When I RUN the app, however, the forms take on their "old" appearance, i.e.
the 2003 "look".

How do I change this?

I have VS2003 Academic and VS2005 Standard loaded on the same machine
running XP Pro SP2.

Thank you in advance for your help.

--
Grumpy Aero Guy


May 19 '06 #1
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Hi,

In the project properties make sure the enable visual styles
checkbox is checked.

Ken
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"Grumpy Aero Guy" wrote:
I have upgraded an extensive solution to VS 2005 from VS2003 ... no
problems.

I notice that in VS2005, the forms, when viewed in design mode, have a
different appearance than they did in 2003, i.e. different fonts / buttons
have different appearance, etc..

I find the 2005 appearance ("Theme") more attractive and modern looking.

When I RUN the app, however, the forms take on their "old" appearance, i.e.
the 2003 "look".

How do I change this?

I have VS2003 Academic and VS2005 Standard loaded on the same machine
running XP Pro SP2.

Thank you in advance for your help.

--
Grumpy Aero Guy


May 19 '06 #2

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excellent, thank you !

--
Grumpy Aero Guy

"Ken Tucker [MVP]" <Ke**********@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

In the project properties make sure the enable visual styles
checkbox is checked.

Ken
-------------------

"Grumpy Aero Guy" wrote:
I have upgraded an extensive solution to VS 2005 from VS2003 ... no
problems.

I notice that in VS2005, the forms, when viewed in design mode, have a
different appearance than they did in 2003, i.e. different fonts /
buttons
have different appearance, etc..

I find the 2005 appearance ("Theme") more attractive and modern looking.

When I RUN the app, however, the forms take on their "old" appearance,
i.e.
the 2003 "look".

How do I change this?

I have VS2003 Academic and VS2005 Standard loaded on the same machine
running XP Pro SP2.

Thank you in advance for your help.

--
Grumpy Aero Guy


May 19 '06 #3

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