Default System Colors

Mike Hearn mike at
Tue Nov 16 13:20:05 CST 2004

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 07:38:23 -0800, William Poetra Yoga H wrote:
> So, does the app know that it's being themed? What I mean is, for example an
> app is written for Win 95. In the (unlikely case, so let's change it to Win ME)
> event that it is compatible with Win XP, will it be skinned (without being
> recompiled)?

No, theming is a breaking change so Windows only applies it to apps that
opt-in (very smart move IMHO even if the user experience does suffer

> If yes, then I think most of user32.dll would have to change, wouldn't it?

Microsoft appear to have done a copy/paste of code from user32 into a new
comctl DLL version, unfortunately we can't do the same so we need to
figure out how to implement this.

thanks -mike

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