How Do I Enable Visual Styles in My .NET Win Forms Application?

Posted by: Imar Spaanjaars at Tuesday, April 13, 2004 10:39:36 AM in: .NET Win Forms
With the .NET Framework 1.0 it was already possible to enable Visual Styles for your .NET Windows Forms so the application took on that shinny new Windows XP look. Enabling Visual Styles was quite a hassle, though. You had to create a manifest file that contained a lot of gobbledygook and it wasn't as straight-forward as you'd hope.
With the .NET Framework 1.1, however, things have become much easier.
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