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Author Topic: Creating Vista Ready Applications with Delphi (and C++ Builder)  (Read 6013 times)


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By now, hopefully, you, as a responsible application developer, have downloaded a few of the public beta releases of Microsoft’s next operating system, Windows Vista, and made sure your applications work under the new OS.

While 99% of well-written Delphi applications will work just fine under Vista (issues such as admin-rights, elevation, and UAC, are outside the scope of this article), they will certainly not lend to the new user experience improvements found in Windows Vista. In fact, the more you look into the new user experience features in Vista, the more you’ll find your applications stick out like a sore thumb.

However, do not fret! It is entirely possible, and fairly easy, to overcome these discrepancies, and make your applications look, and feel, 100% at home in the new user experience found in Windows Vista. Let’s examine some of the quirks found in Delphi-brewed applications and what we can do to overcome them, as well as some extra steps we can take to make our applications fit in.

« Last Edit: October 19, 2006, 03:19 AM by mouser »


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Re: Creating Vista Ready Applications with Delphi (and C++ Builder)
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 05:31 PM »
Is this "how to use some custom control and have your app look like vista even though it isn't really using the new APIs, but it will look like vista on other windows versions too, COOL!" kind of thing?

Skimming through the article, I hate Vista just a little bit more than I already did :)
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