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81  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Where can I find this arrows in the submenu of the startmenu on: November 21, 2011, 12:47:16 pm
They're not in WSB,they're   part of  the Marlett font that windows uses for glyphs ,the color comes from :
   For places list  arrow
  Start Menu > Panels > Basic > Places List > Panels > Places List > Textcolor:Color  ..   (1.6xml's)
  Start Menu > Panels > Basic > PlacesList > Textcolor:Color                    ( 1.5xml's)

Start Menu > Menus > Basic > MenuBand >Textcolor:Color   ....for the sub menu arrow color.

Only way you can change the arrow  in Places list  is by adding a symbol based font  to the above  Places list location... Never changed the sub menu arrow..
82  Other / Other / Re: WMP 12 on: October 28, 2011, 09:26:06 pm
Check GSW's post in this thread,it sorts some of the textcolors out...

http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1526.0
83  Tips and Visual Styles / Tips and Tricks / Re: Adding Textcolor states to Explorer ItemsView/Command Module on: October 27, 2011, 04:38:15 pm
What's happening?
A: Is explorer crashing when you try to apply the theme?
  if so you've written the code  incorrectly.
  or,
B: You just can't see the results of the edits?
    You must've missed some locations or edited the wrong ones,there are quite a few, not just the ones you see in the picture I posted.

  When testing the shellstyle with res spy,after you begin the test you have to restart explorer for the edits to show.

  Stick at it,try just doing

Code: xml
background="dtb(CommandModule, 3, 2)"
foreground="themeable(gtc(commandmodule, 3 , 2, 3803), windowtext)"

 parts till you get those  working,easier to find your problem if you do things one at a time till you get the hang of it.

84  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Please help, WINDOWTEXT:COLOR property does not change explorer┬┤s font color on: October 26, 2011, 06:28:03 pm
See this thread for a getting started guide on adding textcolor states to the Command Module and Explorer ItemsView  text.
http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1635.msg8952#msg8952

To give mouseover textcolor to propertree text simply add a textcolor:color property here with WSB:
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView > TreeItem > Hot    /  pressed......
85  Tips and Visual Styles / Tips and Tricks / Adding Textcolor states to Explorer ItemsView/Command Module on: October 26, 2011, 06:13:49 pm
Use Res Spy if possible when  testing these edits.
http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1290.0        (64bit only)
Helpful links:
http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1521.0
http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=215.0


I've  tried to keep this    as simple as possible , call it a getting started guide .......

To add  Hover /pressed  textcolors   etc to the Command Module find it's line of id code  in the  Shellstyle Uifile (there's quite a few) ,
eg:  

Code: XML
 Button3d background="dtb(CommandModule, 3, 2)" 

Now add :

 
Code: XML
 foreground="themeable(gtc(commandmodule, 3 , 2, 3803), windowtext)" 
 

(the "3, 2" part is what we are using in this  example,change it to match the part you are adding to,   4, 3      4, 2   etc....)
Now  using WSB add the textcolor:color property to all the states below :
 Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > SplitButtonLeft   and
 Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > Button

  Small example of how the UIFILE  should look after you've edited it:



Do the same at the CPLCommandModule  locations in the uifile and WSB to get the textcolor states to work in the Control Panel command module .

For Explorer Items View ,save  explorerframe.dll  to desktop  ,in  40960 UIFILE ,add :

 
Code: XML
foreground="themeable(gtc(class, part, state), windowtext" 
     after  the :

 
Code: XML
 Background=themeable(dtb( ItemsView::ListView, 1, 2) argb(0, 0, 0, 0))" 
 code  ..You can do the same for the other states,just have to use trial and error  till you get what you want.

NOTE: Usually you have to point the  class, part, state to a textcolor that already exists in the default .msstyle when editing the 40960  uifile or explorer will crash when you try to use other themes,some places work ok though,I pointed mine to the states here :
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > TreeView > TreeItem > Hot to Hot Selected .

In this screen Itemsview mouseover textcolor can  now be found here in WSB:  Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Items View > ItemsView > Search Label > Textcolor:color



For the Subtext see this post:
  http://vistastylebuilder.com/forum/index.php?topic=1041.msg5235#msg5235


Most of  the textcolor states can be realized in Explorer : Header,Groupheader, Itemsview, just takes a bit of patience....

A few  screens of some     I did a while ago.....






  
  
86  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Please help, WINDOWTEXT:COLOR property does not change explorer┬┤s font color on: October 24, 2011, 05:32:17 pm
The maps are up to date ,they are for the default .msstyles that comes with windows.

  The Base .msstyles  would need it's own  set of maps,this may never happen as tracing what everything does is pretty  time consuming  and not many people have given feed back on it .

   When working with  "base" an understanding of the shellstyle  UIFILE comes in handy,even without  it's still much easier than editing  the UIFILE  manually.


   Ps: Just in case you don't know, in order to see the changes you make in "Base" when testing  with WSB you have to replace the default shellstyle .dll  here:

   C:\Users\yourname\AppData\Local\Temp\Shell\NormalColor

 with the shellstyle.dll that comes with Base .msstyles.
87  Help / Windows 7 / Re: How can I change the text colors of dialogue boxes? on: October 14, 2011, 05:19:43 pm
1-For the tabs,add a textcolor:color property here:
Lists, Menus & Tabs > Tab
If you want different colors for hover etc add the text color to the tab states,hot/pressed... ,you'll  find them all under the above location.
eg:  Lists, Menus & Tabs > Tab > TopTabItem > Hot

2-To change the textcolor next to the check boxes add a  textcolor:color property here:
Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Buttons > Button > CheckBox > UncheckedNormal   ..and to the other states underneath, hot,pressed  etc.

3-For the  Combo boxes,add a textcolor:color property here:
Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Boxes > ComboBox > ReadOnly > Normal  

4-For the Pushbuttons,change the textcolor here(you can add a textcolor for hot,pressed as well):
Buttons, Boxes & Controls > Buttons > Button > PushButton
You can try adding a font:font  property at all the above  locations but it sometimes cuts  part of the text off.
 The black text in this picture can't be changed:
88  Tips and Visual Styles / Tips and Tricks / Re: Explorer Itemsview FontShadow on: October 02, 2011, 10:34:37 am
Is it possible to change the color of this shadow (white instead of black) ? ( playing with the "shadowintensity" property maybe) ?
I've already managed to get a green shadow a long time ago, don't know how I did (probably a bug lol)...

Never managed to change the shadow color,tried all kinds of things,not even a green shadow for me.I keep having  ago at it  ...
 If you  find a solution I'd be interested  to know how it's done  Smiley
89  Help / Windows 7 / Re: How to mod Windows Classic VS? on: October 01, 2011, 01:20:02 pm
Here's another option , made this  a while back by modding a .theme file.
Just open the Theme File in notepad and  edit it to your liking:
Rename 'test'  to your name (top of  the file where you normally name your theme)
Then scroll down to  [Control Panel\Colors],
edit the rgb's to the colors you want to use .
Save it ,then drop the Theme File into:
C:\Windows\Resources\Ease of Access Themes
Load it  through right click /personalize/Basic and High Contrast themes.
90  Other / Other / Re: Ribbon Skinning on: September 10, 2011, 11:59:38 pm
If you have :
    Fonts & System Metrics >BTNFACE:COLOR Black (rgb  0, 0, 0 )
                  "                      BTNTEXT:COLOR White (rgb 255, 255, 255 )
                                        /****   Has to be these colors  ****/
  ......it forces classic/high contrast  colors to show in the ribbon , so you'll be ok with your .msstyle, the rest of us are  .....d Huh?

91  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Taskbar clock shadow on: September 01, 2011, 05:26:06 pm
It works in Aero

Vista Textglow


XP Textglow






Though I will say don't use the XP method if you have it transparent under the clock since text rendering gets odd since composition is off on the font. You'll have to mess around with the font in order to get the date back on and text glow pushes it.

I've tried  those settings before and  it made my text transparent,still does, what am I doing wrong?.


92  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Taskbar clock shadow on: September 01, 2011, 05:03:52 pm
You can't add text shadow to the system tray clock  in Aero , it only works in Basic mode.I use textglowsize "1" and glowintensity  "100" an it's pretty similar to -
     textshadowoffset:Position  -1, -1 .

  
93  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Standard toolbar/menu background image on: August 26, 2011, 11:20:42 pm
That's one of the things bad about the MSStyles, there are so many toolbars and rebars that use the same image it gets really confusing as to which is which. I've drawn up a concept for WSB that would fix this problem and Ave said he'd look into it for the next version of WSB.

Any thing to make it easier,  look forward to seeing what you've come up with.
94  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Standard toolbar/menu background image on: August 26, 2011, 07:55:59 pm
Ah right,don't have any of those apps,  might be a good idea to change -


Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Menu Bar > Background

 as well,  normal explorer uses them both,maybe explorer++ does as well
95  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Standard toolbar/menu background image on: August 26, 2011, 07:24:12 pm
Couple more options-
Toolbars, Headers and Rebar > Rebar > Rebar

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Menu Bar > Background

Toolbars, Headers and Rebar > Rebar > BrowserTabBar

What are  the  pictures    of?

Might even be this -

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Explorer Bar > Rebar > Background
96  Other / Other / Re: DCC Mod on: August 19, 2011, 06:31:19 pm
Another window I've never seen  Embarrassed

Do you have to hex edit the trackbar bg ? , noticed ticsvertical shows  )
97  Other / Base / Re: The Base Project. on: August 19, 2011, 04:44:31 pm
I thought that was already possible in Aero. Do only normal and disabled work?

I'm not sure, I've never seen a split button in the control panel's command bar.

I think they're the only ones that work-
Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > SplitButtonLeft > Normal  shows when you select a picture for instance  .
  I  didn't see anything in the shellstyle next to the other states attributes,maybe I looked in the wrong place .
98  Other / Base / Re: The Base Project. on: August 19, 2011, 04:27:05 pm
Just added all the  states for the command module text when hovered/pressed/selected..... you get the drift.Linked  them to  -

 Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > Button > (states)
 Explorer & Shell > Explorer > CommandModule > SplitButtonLeft > (states)
 
For  the CPL ones -

Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Control Panel > CommandModule > Overflow/Help Button > (States)

Does the splitbutton show in the ControlPanel CommandModule text  ? I know its there for view/help

Makes sense to keep them with the location for their normal textcolors....
  They all work so I think it would be a good idea to include them.





 
99  Other / Other / Re: OSK Mod on: August 09, 2011, 01:35:59 am
Was going to do this but the default one seems to fit with my theme, never opened it before ,   not how I expected it to look at all   Huh?, thanks anyway....
100  Help / Windows 7 / Re: Control Panel & Sysem Properties on: August 06, 2011, 05:56:54 pm
Works for me, used sizingtype :tile  and added a 2x2px  pattern.I think this is the only CPL window that will take a full size image,all the others seem to tile the image, good find Cool

You can do most of  the  CPL windows at once (no system file edit needed)   by replacing the fillcolor in the .msstyles  here-

 (--   Explorer & Shell > Explorer > Control Panel > ControlPanel > ContentPane  

  and use sizingtype:enum   =Tile  -- and  the properties that 3am mentioned .)

 ..... with a small patterned image ,carbon fibre etc...has to be a small pattern because some of the windows tile them selves.
 
101  Tips and Visual Styles / Tips and Tricks / Re: Explorer Itemsview FontShadow on: August 04, 2011, 10:03:28 pm
Nice Smiley

Also if I recall correctly you can also control the shadow size via the msstyles with gtmet(c, p, s, 2402) pointing to ALPHALEVEL:INT

  Thanks   Smiley , been wondering if that could be done,
   I'll give it ago.

102  Tips and Visual Styles / Tips and Tricks / Explorer Itemsview FontShadow on: August 04, 2011, 09:19:33 pm
If you want to add a shadow to the text in  Explorer ItemsView  windows  add these attributes to the following locations in  System32 > Explorerframe.dll > UIFILE 40960  .

Fontstyle="shadow"  Shadowintensity="---"     (Can go up to "500" for the Intensity value)
           ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Open uifile 40960 in notepad-
Search for    -    <style resid="ItemsView">   all the locations are below  it.

Locations:
This one does all itemsview window  text.

  
Code: xml
element background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft"
 (Can only  control  shadow intensity in certain areas )
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Individual Locations  (add the attributes to all these)
                 -Empyt Folder Text
    
Code: xml
UIBase background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 
 
                 - group header text  
    
Code: xml
UIGroupHeader background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 

                 - Itemsview Header  text
    
Code: xml
UIViewHeader background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 
 
                 -Content/Details View text
    
Code: xml
UIItem background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 

                 -Itemsview  / Items view selected text (also Group Header text)
    
Code: xml
UIProperty background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 

                 - Detailstext
    
Code: xml
UITilesPropertyCollection background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 
 
                 -Try harder text
    
Code: xml
 UITryHarder background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" 
                               

It should look like this when you're done-

    eg :
Code: xml
UIBase background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft"  fontstyle="shadow" shadowintensity="300"

        (Locations with single text controls will override those that   control several locations ..  eg :  if you put something in UIProperty Background it's groupheader part can be overridden by adding  to   <UIGroupheader background..)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can also add a font attribute at the  above  locations to take control of various Itemsview fonts-

Adding   -    font="gtf(Listview, 6, 0, 807)"    to  
Code: xml
UIGroupHeader background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft"


After
  
Code: xml
UIGroupHeader background="argb(0,0,0,0)" contentalign="topleft" font="gtf(Listview, 6, 0, 807)"


Will make the font  for GroupHeader Text  be  at -

Lists, Menus & Tabs > ListView > GroupHeader > Heading1Font:Font.

You can link to any existing font in the .msstyles
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Note : Remember this is a system file so the edits will show up in all themes.
            The shadow doesn't work on rgb( 0, 0, 0 )  textcolor .
            You'll need to  experiment to get  whats best for you.
            You can use Fontshadow and shadowintensity in alot of other uifiles,
             Make backups of explorerframe.dll
            Test the UIFILE In Res Spy first if possible


  End result - Smiley





   here's a few examples of other UIFILES with fontshadow added.









103  Help / Windows 7 / Re: RDC Panel & Text on: August 03, 2011, 05:18:48 pm
Nice bit of hexing on the Blue Text.... Cool
104  Other / Other / Re: Homegroup on: August 03, 2011, 01:34:10 am
The  bp_Pane   gradient  in your themes shellstyle also colors the Search Connector Background... Tongue

105  Other / Other / Re: Homegroup on: August 02, 2011, 08:49:52 pm
No I did the shellstyle.dll in system32 & SysWOW so now I am taking and I did the wrong Tongue one I should do the one in the theme folder?
Jerry

  Yeah, the one in the theme folder,I messaged you the .bat file Smiley

106  Other / Other / Re: Homegroup on: August 02, 2011, 08:40:54 pm
Just to check, you're editing the shellstyle that sits in your theme folder ?  this is the one you should be editing.

 
To test your  Themes shellstyle  using Res Spy I use a stop / restart explorer batch file...

Open notepad type this in -

@ TASKKILL /F /IM explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

save it as your name and add   .bat   at the end of your name,keep it on your desktop while testing.

Now after you start Res Spy just run the bat file and it should show your edits.
107  Other / Other / Re: Homegroup on: August 02, 2011, 08:15:37 pm
I don't have Home Group but did you try bp_pane gradient in shellstyle.dll?

Might be it Smiley
  Yeah it's the bp pane gradient in shellstyle ....  this also does the  New Library window background.
108  Help / Windows 7 / Re: windows media player on: July 31, 2011, 05:41:51 am
Is the rest of that WMP in the same .dll?
Thanks Jerry


Yeah,
  try the "257"  folder  

 ( If you're using windows  64bit edit the  wmploc.dll  from  the syswow64 folder  )
109  Help / Windows 7 / Re: WAU Panel & Text on: July 29, 2011, 09:13:54 pm
Linked the header gradient to an image in my .msstyles  .

  Other themes fall back to window color for the header , this causes white text on white background in light themes unless you change the text color  "rgb" here  >  <if class="wau_header_title">

             Delete this  if it's going to cause problems, it was just a test   Huh?

110  Help / Windows 7 / Re: windows media player on: July 29, 2011, 08:21:01 pm
Bitmap 5402 in wmploc.dll
111  Help / Windows 7 / Re: More Stuff on: July 29, 2011, 12:05:55 pm
Might as well put this in here just in case anyone's interested.
  To change the  toolbar  color  in the history window :  Open   Diagcpl.dll  >   UIFILE 201, 204 and 220   Tongue - search for -
                                                                           <style resid="dcp_blue_gradient">
                 change the 2 "rgb's"
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112  Other / Base / Re: The Base Project. on: July 28, 2011, 06:03:02 pm

   Cool,  just thought I'd throw it out there....
113  Other / Other / Re: WEI background on: July 28, 2011, 05:04:08 pm
How u make score number white and where is the blue square ?

Individual score numbers are here-

Styles > ControlPanelStyle > BodyText > textcolor:color

Blue square Image is bitmaps in -
  WinSATAPI.dll   (numbers 211 and 212)
114  Help / Windows 7 / Re: WAU Panel & Text on: July 28, 2011, 03:54:29 pm
I'll have some of that, thanks Tongue
115  Other / Base / Re: The Base Project. on: July 28, 2011, 03:47:26 pm
Was bored and started  messing with the Barrier Page,what do you think about doing this?

"bp_pane" Gradient pointing to -
  Shellstyle:BarrierPage, 4, 1

"bp_divider_line" pointing to -
  Shellstyle:BarrierPage, 7, 1  (Gives option for custom image for the separator in that window)

Edit : maybe give it it's own font/textcolor....

              Just a thought , it being such an important window...Tongue

116  Other / Other / Re: WEI background on: July 26, 2011, 02:38:22 pm
 Cool
  Thanks for including your settings Smiley
117  Help / Windows 7 / Re: More Stuff on: July 25, 2011, 08:54:01 pm
Nice one.
  Nearly there now... Cool

   rofl
118  Other / Other / Re: WEI background on: July 25, 2011, 08:17:57 pm
What happens if you add the background attribute to it?

  I'll give it a try next , good idea.  Smiley
119  Other / Other / Re: WEI background on: July 25, 2011, 08:05:21 pm
  To hide the white  WEI  score boxes---

 Copy  PerfCenterCPL.dll to your desktop, open it with   in Restorator   etc  ... , extract  the 101UIFILE  to desktop ,open it in notepad or whatever text editor you use -  find this line  -

 perfhub_content_text_metrics   - ( it's near the top)
  
 Now edit the  element padding line  rp's , use the values below as a guide line ...

            (-12rp,-11rp,-15rp,-3rp)     - Note 1 :In UIFILES --(-RP, -RP, -, RP, -RP) = Left,Top,Right,Bottom

 It should look like this when you're done

 <if class="perfhub_content_text_metrics">
 <element padding="rect(-12rp,-11rp,-15rp,-3rp)"            

 This doesn't get rid of the white boxes it just  shrinks them to around 1px ,those "rp" settings should position  it  on the "point"  between your scores  ( 5.9   etc)..

These   rp  settings work fine for me  using a size 9 font  but you'll have to make small adjustments  to them  depending on the size/style  of  font you are using at that location .
     When testing ,  if I made the  -rp  numbers  too high all the scores vanished,there has to be a  pixel left for this to work, hopefully screen resolutions won't affect the results.. If the scores  do vanish try lowering the rp numbers and they'll come back.

Note2 :Try this out using Res Spy first.  Make a backup of your original file.

120  Other / Other / Re: WEI background on: July 25, 2011, 07:23:33 pm
I got this so far,a little fine tuning to do then I'll update the post.

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