[Lazarus] Control view style 3D? (1/1)

Reimar Grabowski reimgrab at web.de
Thu Nov 11 23:29:29 CET 2010

> >On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:21:09 +0100
> >Bo Berglund <bo.berglund at gmail.com> wrote:

> So the native look IS 3D when Lazarus builds the flat looking
> application...
Ok, now I understand. This really sounds like a problem.
> But unchecking the "Manifest" checkbox in the project properties cures
> this for me, at least in the dev PC. So that is what I will do.
This means if no manifest is created all works as it should.
I don't know much about Windows theming, but this sounds like a problem with the 'standard manifest' (binding to the wrong Comctl32.dll version?) that Lazarus creates when the option is enabled.
Perhaps it could help the windows developers if you could post the manifest file that Lazarus creates when you leave the option checked and therefor get the flat look.
Does any windows Lazarus developer has any ideas as I could be totally wrong?
> And I would not have asked if I had done the tests in UBUNTU and they
> showed the flatness because I am not used to how Ubuntu should look so
> I could not claim anything.
On Linux it works as expected. There are no manifest files in Linux. To test if theming works correctly in Linux just open any other GTK2 application and compare its look to the look of your application. You don't need prior knowledge of Linux to spot problems.

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