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Patrice Terrier

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[SDK] 11 - XP AERO GLASS is alive!
« on: February 09, 2020, 05:06:21 pm »
COMPLETE AERO GLASS EMULATION for XP

I put a huge amount of work into this project, and it is much more than just another "Eye candy".
It is based on advanced concepts, tied close to an intimate knowledge of the core low level SDK API, that tooks me years to learn and master.

As far as I am aware of it, this is the only true AERO GLASS effect available for XP.




I have added many new properties to the Skin UIS as you can see there:
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'WARNING: DO NOT CHANGE THE ORDER OF THE PROPERTIES!

'AUTHOR section -------------------------------------------------------------
"AUTHOR,Moonraker|Skin design: <Patrice Terrier> E-mail: pterrier@zapsolution.com"

'SIZE & COORDINATES section -------------------------------------------------

"CXSYSBUT,            02"          ' Sys buttons X offset from right side.
"CYSYSBUT,            02"          ' Sys buttons Y offset from top side.

"CXSYSICON,           04"          ' Icon X offset from left side.
"CYSYSICON,           02"          ' Icon Y offset from top side.

"CXCAPTEXT,           42"          ' Caption text X offset from left side.
"CYCAPTEXT,           28"          ' Caption text Y offset from top side.

"CXSYSLED,            328"         ' Led X offset from right side.
"CYSYSLED,            08"          ' Led Y offset from top side.
                                   
"BTN_FIX_X,           07"          ' Horizontal non stretched button border
"BTN_FIX_Y,           05"          ' Vertical non stretched button border

'BITMAP section -------------------------------------------------------------

"CENTER,              @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_Center.jpg"
"TOP_LEFT,            @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_TopLeft.png"
"TOP_MID,             @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_TopMid.png"
"TOP_RIGHT,           @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_TopRight.png"
"SIDE_LEFT,           @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_SideLeft.png"
"SIDE_RIGHT,          @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_SideRight.png"
"BOTTOM_LEFT,         @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_BottomLeft.png"
"BOTTOM_MID,          @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_BottomMid.png"
"BOTTOM_RIGHT,        @PATH@Moonraker\FORM_BottomRight.png"
"LED,                 @PATH@Moonraker\BTN_Led.png"

"PUSHBUT,             @PATH@Moonraker\BTN_Crystal.png"
"CHECKBUT,            @PATH@Moonraker\BTN_Check.png"
                                   
'COLOR section --------------------------------------------------------------

"ACTIVECAPTION,       255,250,250,255" ' Active caption text color.
"INACTIVECAPTION,     255,170,174,181" ' Inactive caption text color.
"TEXTCOLOR,           255,255,255,255" ' Default ARGB color.
"BTNTEXTCOLOR,        200,255,255,255" ' Push button ARGB text color.

"POPMENUTEXT,         255,16,16,16"    ' PopMenu and Status text ARGB color.
"POPMENUHILITE,       255,196,196,196" ' PopMenu hilite ARGB color.
"ACTIVEMENUBAR,       255,16,16,16"    ' Active menu bar ARGB text color.
"INACTIVEMENUBAR,     255,133,138,133" ' Inactive menu bar ARGB text color.

"CAPTION_FONT,        Trebuchet MS"    ' Caption font Trebuchet MS
"CAPTION_FONT_HEIGHT, 20"              ' Caption font size
"PUSHBUT_FONT_SIZE,   12"              ' Push button font size
"ICON_SIZE,           24"              ' Icon size
"TRACK_HICOLOR,       255,190,195,200" ' Track bar hilight color
"PAINT_BORDER,        1"               ' 0 = %PAINT_TILING_MODE, 1 = %PAINT_STRETCH_MODE
"PAINT_BACKGROUND,    1"               ' 0 = %PAINT_TILING_MODE, 1 = %PAINT_STRETCH_MODE
"DRAG_BACKGROUND,     0"               ' 0 = Caption drag only, 1 = Background full drag mode
"TEXT_FONT,           Trebuchet MS"    ' Text font Trebuchet MS
"SHADOW_COLOR,        128,64,64,64"    ' Shadow color

'AERO section ---------------------------------------------------------------

"AEROEMULATE,         0"               ' TRUE / FALSE condition
"AEROBLURLEVEL,       6"               ' Blur level in the range 0-20 when EMULATEAERO is ON
"AEROCOLOR,           32,92,64,255"    ' AERO color overlay
"AEROTIMERDELAY,      500"             ' Timer's refresh delay in the range 0-1000 (milli-second)

'COLOR picker section -------------------------------------------------------

"AliceBlue,&HF0F8FF," _                ' COLORLABEL
"AntiqueWhite,&HFAEBD7," _             '
"Aqua,&H00FFFF," _                     '
"Aquamarine,&H7FFFD4," _               '
"Azure,&HF0FFFF," _                    '
"Beige,&HF5F5DC," _                    '
"Bisque,&HFFE4C4," _                   '
"Black,&H000000," _                    '
"BlanchedAlmond,&HFFEBCD," _           '
"Blue,&H0000FF," _                     '
"BlueViolet,&H8A2BE2," _               '
"Brown,&HA52A2A," _                    '
"BurlyWood,&HDEB887," _                '
"CadetBlue,&H5F9EA0," _                '
"Chartreuse,&H7FFF00," _               '
"Chocolate,&HD2691E," _                '
"Coral,&HFF7F50," _                    '
"CornflowerBlue,&H6495ED," _           '
"Cornsilk,&HFFF8DC," _                 '
"Crimson,&HDC143C," _                  '
"Cyan,&H00FFFF," _                     '
"DarkBlue,&H00008B," _                 '
"DarkCyan,&H008B8B," _                 '
"DarkGoldenrod,&HB8860B," _            '
"DarkGray,&HA9A9A9," _                 '
"DarkGreen,&H006400," _                '
"DarkKhaki,&HBDB76B," _                '
"DarkMagenta,&H8B008B," _              '
"DarkOliveGreen,&H556B2F," _           '
"DarkOrange,&HFF8C00," _               '
"DarkOrchid,&H9932CC," _               '
"DarkRed,&H8B0000," _                  '
"DarkSalmon,&HE9967A," _               '
"DarkSeaGreen,&H8FBC8B," _             '
"DarkSlateBlue,&H483D8B," _            '
"DarkSlateGray,&H2F4F4F," _            '
"DarkTurquoise,&H00CED1," _            '
"DarkViolet,&H9400D3," _               '
"DeepPink,&HFF1493," _                 '
"DeepSkyBlue,&H00BFFF," _              '
"DimGray,&H696969," _                  '
"DodgerBlue,&H1E90FF," _               '
"Firebrick,&HB22222," _                '
"FloralWhite,&HFFFAF0," _              '
"ForestGreen,&H228B22," _              '
"Fuchsia,&HFF00FF," _                  '
"Gainsboro,&HDCDCDC," _                '
"GhostWhite,&HF8F8FF," _               '
"Gold,&HFFD700," _                     '
"Goldenrod,&HDAA520," _                '
"Gray,&H808080," _                     '
"Green,&H008000," _                    '
"GreenYellow,&HADFF2F," _              '
"Honeydew,&HF0FFF0," _                 '
"HotPink,&HFF69B4," _                  '
"IndianRed,&HCD5C5C," _                '
"Indigo,&H4B0082," _                   '
"Ivory,&HFFFFF0," _                    '
"Khaki,&HF0E68C," _                    '
"Lavender,&HE6E6FA," _                 '
"LavenderBlush,&HFFF0F5," _            '
"LawnGreen,&H7CFC00," _                '
"LemonChiffon,&HFFFACD," _             '
"LightBlue,&HADD8E6," _                '
"LightCoral,&HF08080," _               '
"LightCyan,&HE0FFFF," _                '
"LightGoldenrodYellow,&HFAFAD2," _     '
"LightGray,&HD3D3D3," _                '
"LightGreen,&H90EE90," _               '
"LightPink,&HFFB6C1," _                '
"LightSalmon,&HFFA07A," _              '
"LightSeaGreen,&H20B2AA," _            '
"LightSkyBlue,&H87CEFA," _             '
"LightSlateGray,&H778899," _           '
"LightSteelBlue,&HB0C4DE," _           '
"LightYellow,&HFFFFE0," _              '
"Lime,&H00FF00," _                     '
"LimeGreen,&H32CD32," _                '
"Linen,&HFAF0E6," _                    '
"Magenta,&HFF00FF," _                  '
"Maroon,&H800000," _                   '
"MediumAquamarine,&H66CDAA," _         '
"MediumBlue,&H0000CD," _               '
"MediumOrchid,&HBA55D3," _             '
"MediumPurple,&H9370DB," _             '
"MediumSeaGreen,&H3CB371," _           '
"MediumSlateBlue,&H7B68EE," _          '
"MediumSpringGreen,&H00FA9A," _        '
"MediumTurquoise,&H48D1CC," _          '
"MediumVioletRed,&HC71585," _          '
"MidnightBlue,&H191970," _             '
"MintCream,&HF5FFFA," _                '
"MistyRose,&HFFE4E1," _                '
"Moccasin,&HFFE4B5," _                 '
"NavajoWhite,&HFFDEAD," _              '
"Navy,&H000080," _                     '
"OldLace,&HFDF5E6," _                  '
"Olive,&H808000," _                    '
"OliveDrab,&H6B8E23," _                '
"Orange,&HFFA500," _                   '
"OrangeRed,&HFF4500," _                '
"Orchid,&HDA70D6," _                   '
"PaleGoldenrod,&HEEE8AA," _            '
"PaleGreen,&H98FB98," _                '
"PaleTurquoise,&HAFEEEE," _            '
"PaleVioletRed,&HDB7093," _            '
"PapayaWhip,&HFFEFD5," _               '
"PeachPuff,&HFFDAB9," _                '
"Peru,&HCD853F," _                     '
"Pink,&HFFC0CB," _                     '
"Plum,&HDDA0DD," _                     '
"PowderBlue,&HB0E0E6," _               '
"Purple,&H800080," _                   '
"Red,&HFF0000," _                      '
"RosyBrown,&HBC8F8F," _                '
"RoyalBlue,&H4169E1," _                '
"SaddleBrown,&H8B4513," _              '
"Salmon,&HFA8072," _                   '
"SandyBrown,&HF4A460," _               '
"SeaGreen,&H2E8B57," _                 '
"SeaShell,&HFFF5EE," _                 '
"Sienna,&HA0522D," _                   '
"Silver,&HC0C0C0," _                   '
"SkyBlue,&H87CEEB," _                  '
"SlateBlue,&H6A5ACD," _                '
"SlateGray,&H708090," _                '
"Snow,&HFFFAFA," _                     '
"SpringGreen,&H00FF7F," _              '
"SteelBlue,&H4682B4," _                '
"Tan,&HD2B48C," _                      '
"Teal,&H008080," _                     '
"Thistle,&HD8BFD8," _                  '
"Tomato,&HFF6347," _                   '
"Turquoise,&H40E0D0," _                '
"Violet,&HEE82EE," _                   '
"Wheat,&HF5DEB3," _                    '
"White,&HFFFFFF," _                    '
"WhiteSmoke,&HF5F5F5," _               '
"Yellow,&HFFFF00," _                   '
"YellowGreen,&H9ACD32"                 '

'Skin end definition --------------------------------------------------------

Starting with this version all the code of the SKIN ENGINE has been moved to a distinct include file, named: zSkin.inc

There is also another include file: zcolorpick.inc for the purpose of easy color change in Moonraker.

Most of the Moonraker skin uses translucency to let you test the AERO GLASS crystal and blur mode.

Indeed this XP AERO GLASS version gives to the programmer more control on the whole GUI than VISTA's version.

PROPERTIES HELPER FUNCTIONS:

They are all prefixed with the letter "SK_"
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DECLARE FUNCTION SK_AUTHOR() AS STRING            '// Return the SKIN Author's name
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_ACTIVECAPTION() AS LONG       '// COLOR ACTIVE CAPTION
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_INACTIVECAPTION() AS LONG     '// COLOR INACTIVE CAPTION
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_TEXTCOLOR() AS LONG           '// COLOR TEXT
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_BTNTEXTCOLOR() AS LONG        '// COLOR BUTTON TEXT
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_POPMENUTEXT() AS LONG         '// COLOR POPUP MENU TEXT
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_POPMENUHILITE() AS LONG       '// COLOR POPUP MENU HILIGHTED TEXT
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_ACTIVEMENUBAR() AS LONG       '// COLOR MENU BAR HILIGHTED ITEM
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_INACTIVEMENUBAR() AS LONG     '// COLOR MENU BAR DEFAULT COLOR
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_CAPTIONFONT() AS STRING       '// CAPTION FONT TO USE
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_CAPTIONFONTHEIGHT() AS LONG   '// CAPTION FONT SIZE
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_PUSHBUTFONTSIZE() AS LONG     '// PUSH BUTTON FONT SIZE
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_TRACKHICOLOR() AS LONG        '// TRACK BAR HIGHLIGHTED VALUE
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_TEXTFONT() AS STRING          '// TEXT FONT TO USE
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_AEROEMULATE() AS LONG         '// CHECK IF AERO EMULATION IS ON
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_AEROBLURLEVEL() AS LONG       '// AERO BLURING LEVEL
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_AEROCOLOR() AS LONG           '// AERO GLASS COLOR
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_AEROTIMERDELAY() AS LONG      '// AERO TIMER REFRESH DELAY
DECLARE FUNCTION SK_COLORLABEL() AS STRING        '// GDIPLUS COLOR LIST FOR COLORPICKER COMBO


This code won't work on any Windows version prior to XP, because it requires the use of the WS_EX_COMPOSITED extended style.

Note: To run it on VISTA, you must turn off compositing mode.

I have plans to use the dwmapi.dll to enhance my code for VISTA.

« Last Edit: February 09, 2020, 06:06:19 pm by Patrice Terrier »
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Re: [SDK] 11 - XP AERO GLASS is alive!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2020, 06:17:49 pm »
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