[Mono-winforms-list] Native look theme for Windows
equistango at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 21:57:14 EDT 2008
I'm working on a native look theme for Windows XP+.
Basically I grabbed Win32Classic and started replacing custom drawing
via GDI with calls to UXTheme (using the managed code in
I already have some basic controls working. It's not rocket science, but
it's a lot of work because there are many controls.
My current approach: I created the ThemeWin32Native class, which
inherits from ThemeWin32Classic. This way I don't have to rewrite the
layout code; instead, I only override the drawing code.
I would like any comments on subjects like:
* What would be the correct name for this class? ThemeWin32Native,
ThemeWin32UX, ThemeWimp (like the GTK Windows impersonator), etc.
* Until now, I needed to change visibility of at least one member of a
winforms control (Button.IsDefault) from "protected" to "protected
internal". Is this acceptable?
* I guess the correct thing to do would be to create a base class
(something like ThemeWin32Common), with code common to both Win32Classic
and Win32Native. This is a mayor change and I am not a core Mono
developer. Should I start such a job anyway?
* Any other comment you may feel appropriate.
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