How do I make Icons Transparent using C++?

The icon label, how do I make it transparent in C++?

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#1 Panarchy  Icon User is offline

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How do I make Icons Transparent using C++?

Post icon  Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:38 PM

Hello

How do I make icon labels transparent using C++?

More info: Make XP Desktop Icon Label Transparent

Please tell me if this is possible to do via C++.

Thanks in advance,

Panarchy

PS: I would like whichever method you suggest to me to be able to run without launching of a command-prompt window.

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Re: How do I make Icons Transparent using C++?

Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:56 PM

Simply use Win32 System apis
See on Win32 group or http://tinyurl.com/cmhb5g by Google
for sample code (C/C++)
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Re: How do I make Icons Transparent using C++?

Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:19 PM

Hello

Thanks for your reply.

I still don't really understand what you were explaining, so I posted on that mailing-list: http://tinyurl.com/crlwpu

Panarchy
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Re: How do I make Icons Transparent using C++?

Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:52 AM

Where haven't you posted? :rolleyes:
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Re: How do I make Icons Transparent using C++?

Posted 26 April 2009 - 12:42 AM

What, you know another place?

:P

Well anyways, I've worked it out (with a little help from usenet).

Add the following to your NSIS script to achieve transparency on your icon text labels;
Section "Icon Text Label"

WriteRegDWORD HKCU "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
\Advanced" "ListviewShadow" 1
SendMessage ${HWND_BROADCAST} ${WM_SETTINGCHANGE} 0 "STR:Environment" 

Sectionend


Enjoy ;)

Panarchy

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