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#1 Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:10

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#2 Digitalx

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:15

not possible to easily replace it as opposed to just recolouring it ?

#3 Jan

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:17

Wow! That's a huge improvement.

#4 articuno1au

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:18

I think it looks pretty damn cool with the green stripe.

Well done sir..

#5 OP Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:19

not possible to easily replace it as opposed to just recolouring it ?


Yeah the purple there that I changed in the screenshot is just an image (there's two so I colored them both) in shsxs.dll > PNG

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:20

It looks like a kid's toy computer or something :laugh: not the purple, I mean, just the UI in general.

#7 ~Johnny

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:22

not possible to easily replace it as opposed to just recolouring it ?


It's rendered by DWM as 5 or 6 different layers (from what I heard at build, using the same techniques they use to render the different layers of Aero), so it takes slightly more than to just replace right now :p

#8 OP Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:25

It's rendered by DWM as 5 or 6 different layers (from what I heard at build, using the same techniques they use to render the different layers of Aero), so it takes slightly more than to just replace right now :p



I assume the other colors are in the DirectUI files and are linked to another resource (DWM, MSStyles, etc). If it is it's possible to change its attribute to a local resource. If that doesn't work, it's possible to create an element in between the background and the content and give that element a background attribute and make it a local resource as well.

Right now I'm getting ready to look through the DirectUI files.

#9 George P

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:28

Yeah, it's not a solid background image, it's a bunch of layers being drawn individually as the background.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:38

#260930 is what's been seen previously as the purple

#11 George P

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:41

I think this is interesting since it draws it this way, I'm thinking that in the future beta you'll be able to set the same background image as the one you have on the desktop, THEN maybe you can have a layer over it that's like a big window glass with the tiles on top of it, or maybe just add some glass to the tiles.

#12 OP Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:43

Yeah, it's not a solid background image, it's a bunch of layers being drawn individually as the background.


I'm pretty confident that I can work around that though with either of those DUI methods. The only problem is since it's not defined in RGB it'll take a lot of try-and-see. Which will take some time.

http://i.cubeupload.com/5SkM4U.png


That's just 1 of 25 DirectUI XML files.

#13 Zain Adeel

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:52

This is AWESOME!
Hey Panda X can u tell me where those files are located?
i might give it a go too.

#14 OP Panda X

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:56

This is AWESOME!
Hey Panda X can u tell me where those files are located?
i might give it a go too.



All files are located in shsxs.dll. There's also some stuff in twinui.dll. Going through them all is going to take some time.

Got this after messing with twin: http://i.cubeupload.com/l9atic.png

#15 bdsams

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 18:19

Awesome stuff guys, If you can put together a tutorial once its all done, I can put you up on the front page.