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#1 HingVista

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 01:24 PM

Windows Sidebar Styler is an application which takes advantage of various technologies introduced in Windows Vista in order to provide extensions to the existing functionality of Windows Sidebar.

Custom styles allow users to customize the appearance of Windows Sidebar so that it fits the style of other UI elements, such as the Aero Glass colorization or an actual third party theme.

Gadgets - these mini applications which are managed by Windows Sidebar can now take full advantage of Windows Presentation Foundation - a powerful managed code-oriented framework for presenting rich visual compositions such as vector graphics, 3D drawing, animations and more.

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Download: WindowsSidebarStyler_x86.msi

Update: V 2.0.6 released. Read idawn's post below (Post #13)

Sample gadgets and styles are included in the installation.



#2 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 05:53 PM

Quite interesting.. thanks for the link.

#3 Razor VinT

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:23 PM

Wallpapers for the sidebar!!! :D

#4 Nemesis777

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:58 PM

Thank You! :D I was using the old release!

#5 PenaltyKillah

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:08 AM

Finally! I knew it was coming! But I thought maybe it was the Styler software with Sidebar support, judging by the title. Thanks Hing!

#6 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:44 PM

It is looking interesting. I'll give it a try!

#7 taipan

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:15 AM

thanx im gonna try it out

#8 shivaram

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:51 AM

i think this is meant for vista not for win xp....

Edited by shivaram, 07 February 2007 - 05:57 AM.


#9 Siraka_Serion_Semi

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:07 PM

Vista customization has started and it'll go far beyond Windows XP. :D

#10 M.Sudoku

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:57 PM

How can I create my own 3D gadgets with animations? Is there any gadget creator available?

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:40 PM

Ummm.... how do I know which version I have? (32 or 64 bit)?

#12 Freka

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 03:36 AM

Looks awesome!

#13 idawn

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 03:06 AM

V 2.0.6 released. Check the site.

Changes in this version:

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package is now embedded in Setup to minimize prerequisites
Implemented support for resizing Windows Sidebar
Implemented support for style authoring and additional style-related options
Implemented support for application of styles on-the-fly
Included are translations of the main application user interface:
Dutch (Netherlands) by Edo Mangelaars
French (France) by Jean-Marie Houvenaghel
Greek (Greece) by Idas
German (Germany) by Michael Frank, Benjamin Staneck
Spanish (Honduras) by Ricardo Cooper
Russian (Russia) by “deeper2k”
Improved compatibility with 64-bit editions of Windows Vista
Fixed minor issues



#14 ThunderROM

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the update. This is the only program availabe to customize the Windows Vista Sidebar. (Y)

#15 spoondude

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 08:50 AM

Simply terrific! A windows must-have. :yes:

#16 Freka

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Posted 17 August 2007 - 02:30 PM

Thanks for the update idawn.

#17 Tech

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:08 AM

Ummm.... how do I know which version I have? (32 or 64 bit)?


righclick my computer/properties....under system/system type:
oh, sorry I didn't notice the date....you should've known by now...my bad.

Edited by Tech, 27 November 2007 - 02:13 AM.


#18 Soft-ice

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

never mind

Edited by Soft-ice, 28 June 2008 - 09:57 AM.


#19 Abhi

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:56 PM

never mind

What???
You had to dig a 7-month old thread just to post your first comment???
Come on dude...we know you can do better...anyways, welcome to WinMatrix!

#20 The Alpha Gamer

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:24 AM

Will this work on XP with the ported sidebar?

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