uxtheme requiring shlwapi
aric at codeweavers.com
Thu Sep 1 08:59:26 CDT 2005
Thanks for the great work on this! It is really cool, however I am
having a dependency problem that would be great to resolve.
uxtheme currently links in shlwapi.dll, shlwapi.dll in turn links in
ole32.dll. Since WM_NCCREATE seems to load uxtheme it would be that
ole32 is being loaded almost all the time now.
This is an issue because when we here at CodeWeavers try to install
dcom95.exe we need to set ole32=native (ie, disabled) so that dcom95
does not detect the builtin version. However because uxtheme is now
being loaded with MessageBoxA, the install fails because it is unable to
load ole32, thus shlwapi and thus uxtheme.
Looking at uxtheme it seems like there are only 3 functions being used
out of shlwapi.
StrChrW: this is also located in comctl32.dll, while i hate to add
comctl32.dll as a dependency to swap out shlwapi, it does solve the
current problem, also a quick reimplementation of StrChrW as a helper
function would remove this problem totally.
SHRegGetPathW and PathAddBackslashW: These are really convenient
functions but should not be hard to make little helper functions to
replace the dependency.
Any chance these changes could be made?
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