??desktop color/application color?? 
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 ??desktop color/application color??

in the first beta test of an application i wrote in vb4.0 i have noted
that when the application runs on a pc with non-standard desktop color
settings (e.g. eggplant), things look goofy.  i designed the application
with standard windows desktop colors (i.e. did not change background
colors for frames, controls, etc).  

is there a way to set and then reset the desktop color scheme when
loading and unloading an application such that this is not a problem?




Fri, 17 Sep 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 ??desktop color/application color??

Hank,
        You can set your app colors to match the users Windows colors by setting
them to special values found in the VB help files. I typically use user
Windows colors for all GUI parts except maybe toolbar icons. This way if a
user likes "Hotdog Stand" color scheme then your app will match that
scheme. Changing a users colors without their approval might not make your
users very happy with your software. There are Windows API function calls
that will change the color scheme if you decide to use them. Hope this
helps.

Oscar Bowyer



Quote:
> in the first beta test of an application i wrote in vb4.0 i have noted
> that when the application runs on a pc with non-standard desktop color
> settings (e.g. eggplant), things look goofy.  i designed the application
> with standard windows desktop colors (i.e. did not change background
> colors for frames, controls, etc).  

> is there a way to set and then reset the desktop color scheme when
> loading and unloading an application such that this is not a problem?





Sat, 18 Sep 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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