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How do I fix the problem with Delphi form theme 
John Taylor




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I have exhausted everything I can find on the internet and still cannot figure out how to get my look and feel of Delphi Tform's back. They all have the outdated windows 2000 look. I have seen the discussions here as well.

Is there a solution to this problem ? I am using XE2 on Windows 7

Any help greatly appreciated

John
Posted 20 Feb, 2013 02:30:11 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello John,

The fastest way is to use third-party components. Or, you may prefer to draw it yourself, see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997507.aspx.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
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Posted 20 Feb, 2013 04:33:09 Top
John Taylor




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Andrei,

The closest thing I found that looked like a good solution was here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5132679/apply-windows-theme-to-office-com-add-in

I tried it many ways putting it in the form unit, the addin module initialization, but nothing seemed to make any difference.

I also looked for a third party component for this fub could not find one :-(

John
Posted 20 Feb, 2013 08:50:27 Top
Dmitry Kostochko


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Hi John,

We already tried to use the ActivateActCtx function a long time ago, I have just tested the code you pointed out and the results are the same - this approach does not work for some reason. I think the root of the issue lies deeply in the VCL code and only Embarcadero can solve such problems.
Posted 21 Feb, 2013 07:05:50 Top