Version 1.2.1

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Released: Jan 20, 2008
Updated: Jan 19, 2008 by Lck
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Release Notes

This is version 1.2.1 of the Windows Vista Controls for .NET 2.0 project. Its contains a Windows Control Library with controls that mimic some of the Windows Vista native controls and modules that exploit some of Vista's advanced GUI features.


The release zip file contains the following files:
  • VistaControls.dll (library)
  • VistaControlsApp.exe (demo application)
  • VistaControls.xml (intellisense documentation)

You can add the library (VistaControls.dll) as a reference to a project and start using it. You can also add the controls to the Vistual Studio toolbox in order to place them into the WinForms designer via drag&drop.

The source code is in C#. Currently, the controls use the native APIs available on Windows Vista. The controls have not yet been tested on earlier versions of Windows and do not provide non-native fallback alternatives (they will most likely crash on earlier versions of Vista). A simple interface for checking OS support is available: it is however up to the user to provide UI alternatives for older Windows platforms or for Mono.

What's in this release

  • Controls
    • ShieldButton
    • ComboBox with cue banner
    • CommandLink
    • ListView
    • ProgressBar
    • TextBox with cue banner
    • TreeView
    • ThemedText label (Text on glass effect)
  • Modules
    • DWM module (Live thumbnails and glass sheet effect)
    • ThemedText module
    • Task Dialog module (alternative to classic Message boxes)
  • Support
    • OS support (checks if Vista libraries are supported)
    • Glass sheet helpers

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