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Getting transparent-background shell icons?

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I'm using the example given at The Code Project for getting shell icons. As you see from the screenshot on that page, the icons are supposed to be smooth. Check out their sample executable on my computer. Woah! What's up with that? It's their sample program, just downloaded and compiled using Visual Studio 2003 Pro. Anyone else get the same results? And how do I fix it? My Windows Explorer certainly doesn't look like that, so there's got to be a good way to do this. ~BenDilts( void );

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Thanks for the tip on visual styles. It led me to some good Google searches resulting in this code:


// These two calls MUST be made before the
// .Run method to enable 32bit icons to be used.
Application.EnableVisualstyles();
Application.DoEvents();




~BenDilts( void );

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