ChiaFong

Glass, more glass please

In Programming on 20 April, 2006 at 2:01 pm

Using the aero glass API, developer can bring in more glass into the application window, instead of just at the chrome (which is provided free of charge by Windows Vista).

Tim Sneath, Windows Vista Technical Evangelist, blog about how to add glass to a Windows Form application using, you guess it, C#.

The one single API that is important here is the DwmExtendFrameIntoClientArea().  From the name of the API, it seems that it is just instructing Desktop Windows Manager (DWM) to extend the chrome area into the client area.  I should think that when the theme change to Aero Diamond, then we will also get diamond free!

OK, where’s my glass?

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