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Barry Ralphs Tip of the day: Visual Styles

As Owen mentioned in his last post, OpenDCL 4.1 now supports Windows Visual Styles. So what’s that mean? As you’ve probably noticed, each major version of Windows comes with a new set of visual styles or themes (Win2000, XP, Vista). In OpenDCL 4.1 most of the controls have the ability to turn visual styles ON/OFF. By default they’re ON & therefore inherit the visual style or theme of your current version of Windows. For example if you want to change the foreground color of a CheckBox, you will not be able to as the foreground color is controlled by the Windows visual style. Therefore you will have to set the “UseVisualStyle” = False for your new foreground color to take effect. Click this thumbnail for a screen shot comparing various controls with visual style ON/OFF.

Owen Wengerd OpenDCL 4.1 Released!

OpenDCL 4.1 is now released. Some of the major changes since OpenDCL 4.0 include support for the AutoCAD 2008 64-bit platform, improved support for Windows visual styles, many more controls completely rewritten (most notably the grid control, which had a lot of problems in 4.0), addition of functions for modifying ODCL project files via AutoLISP, and of course numerous bug fixes. Next on the agenda is local language support.

Barry Ralphs OpenDCL Alpha 4.1 with x64 support in the wild

The Alpha 1 version of OpenDCL 4.1 with x64-bit support, is now up for download. This is a development/pre-release build so you will not be notified of the new build until it becomes a stable version. Give it a try & let us know how it goes.
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