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ControlBox mod API

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    vbrunner__

    Here's my post to the Scripts forum.

    Anyone here know how to do this?

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    W3bbo

    It's fairly trivial, take a look in the Sandbox board for a posting by Maurits which paints the current date/time to the titlebar.

    That said, modiying the title bar does bar your program from getting "Designed for Windows" certification.

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    AndyC

    W3bbo wrote:

    That said, modiying the title bar does bar your program from getting "Designed for Windows" certification.


    I presume you mean "Certified for Windows Vista" or "Works with Windows Vista", neither of which stop you modifying the title bar as far as I can see.

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    vbrunner__

    as cool as that is, it's not exactly what i'm looking for.
    is this how everyone does it?  just like his example, but following the window around?  i thought there was some way to modify the window itself...

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    vbrunner__

    W3bbo wrote:
    It's fairly trivial, take a look in the Sandbox board for a posting by Maurits which paints the current date/time to the titlebar.

    That said, modiying the title bar does bar your program from getting "Designed for Windows" certification.


    btw, this doesn't actually modify anything.  it's a single transparent window w/ the some text in it.  it's not intended to do what i'm suggesting.

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    Ion Todirel

    you could set FormBorderStyle to None and do your own custom drawing, also resizing and movement

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    vbrunner__

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    you could set FormBorderStyle to None and do your own custom drawing, also resizing and movement

    no offense, but that's insane in my case.  i'm just looking to draw/interact in the non-client area.

    this looks promising.

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