Attempt to make buttons themed

Frank Richter resqu at
Wed Mar 23 06:25:41 CST 2005

On 23.03.2005 13:04, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> Maybe it only register as per Process, which makes sense. And it does 
> that before any window is displayed. Actually I know when. (A bug I had) 
> it does it in the InitCommonControlsEx call. Not even in the DLLMain. An 
> app that needs theming needs 3 things. 1. Link to comctl32 2. call 
> InitCommonControlsEx and 3. a manifest. Right? So I guess you have it.

Sounds plausible. Reading a bit up on window classes on MSDN 
indicates that overrideability of the default system classes is actually intended.

> I'm not 100% but I think there is no need for duplicate code. All 
> comctl32 needs to do is chain to the user32 classes, only overriding 
> PAINT messages and some mouse events. So you don't have to reinvent the 
> wheel.

Sounds feasible to me.


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