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Forums » Prof-UIS General Discussion » Use Paint Manager for darkening everything Collapse All
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Therese P May 11, 2010 - 4:13 PM


thanks for all the helpful reponses. I am wondering if it is possible with the PaintManager to pass throught all the UI and somehow darkening everything (icons, bmp etc) like a X% darker or tell which color to be replaced by another. Would something like CExtPaintManager::stat_RGB_Enlight() do the trick?

Technical Support May 12, 2010 - 9:57 AM

Most of the paint managers use bitmap based elements for painting UI items. The ProfSkin paint manager is 100% bitmap based. The Studio 2010, Office 2010 and Office 2007 are partially bitmap based and only some controls are painted using solid/gradient fills. These paint managers cannot become darker by simple color replacements. The older paint managers are not bitmap based and you can make them darker like demonstrated in the ThemeColorizer sample application.