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Garthower



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Somebody knows how to detect current destop's theme on Vista using рrogram methods through the open WinAPI?
Post 11 Jul 2007, 14:38
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m



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m
Gee.
No reply?
Post 20 Jul 2007, 13:27
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Garthower



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Maybe Smile
But maybe anybody does not know a right answer on this question? Maybe, even developers of Vista Wink
Post 20 Jul 2007, 14:23
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vid
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sorry, but best i can aid you is to ask on MSDN...
Post 20 Jul 2007, 18:06
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WytRaven



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dwmapi.dll

DwmIsCompositionEnabled(bool* bEnabled);

Checks that desktop is in 3D Hardware accelerated mode, which it would be if Aero is enabled. Will return true if Aero is enabled and false if it isn't via the referenced bool variable.
Post 25 Jul 2007, 02:51
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vador



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at least MS included a native API to check for it. I was afraid all new features of Vista were only available by using the .NET SDK
Post 25 Jul 2007, 07:56
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WytRaven



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vador wrote:
at least MS included a native API to check for it. I was afraid all new features of Vista were only available by using the .NET SDK


Although I have posted this to these forums once already it would seem appropriate to post it again here as it is most certainly relevant to the discussion.

Here's a link to an article I wrote for codeproject.com on a few things I have discovered about Vista and unmanaged programming.

Unmanaged Vista Power

You may find this interesting reading vador. Although example code is in C, everything there could be done just as easily in Assembly.

Unfortunately work commitments have more or less halted my experiments with this stuff for the time being I certainly hope to be able to get back into it soon and see just what cool stuff I can do with the new hardware accelerated desktop.

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