Version 1.2

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Released: Dec 16, 2007
Updated: Dec 17, 2007 by Lck
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Release Notes

This is version 1.2 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
  • VistaControlsApp.exe

You can add the application extension (VistaControls.dll) as a reference to a project in order to use some of the controls. You can also add the controls to the Vistual Studio toolbox to place them into the WinForms designer by drag&drop.

The source code is in C#. Currently, the controls use the native APIs available on Windows Vista. The controls are not yet 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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