John,

It is odd that PPM could not find the module. I tried it on my computer and managed to find it OK. Note that the package would be called Win32-VisualStyles (:: replaced with -). The repository that I use is http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.12/1200/packages.xml, though it would be slightly different for you as you are using a different version of Perl. Try going to the web page http://ppm4.activestate.com/ and browsing for the appropriate repository for your version of Perl. You could also try downloading the package from http://ppm4.activestate.com/MSWin32-x86/5.8/825/R/RO/ROBERTMAY/Win32-VisualStyles/Win32-VisualStyles-0.02.ppmx and installing it yourself using the command line PPM.

Kevin.
Kevin:

Thanks again for your response.

That was the first thing I tried, was to enter PPM and look for it.  But I could not find it under search win32, search visual, or search style.  I was listed lots of packages with win32 visual or style in their name, but I could not find Win32-VisualStyles.  Again I apologize for missing something.  Is it under another name, or just not there?

John Whitney


  
 -------Original Message-------
 From: Kevin Marshall <kejohm88@hotmail.com>
 To: john <john@johnwhitney.com>
 Cc: perl-win32-gui-users@lists.sourceforge.net
 Subject: Re: [perl-win32-gui-users] Vertical line spacing and a Win98/WinXP issue
 Sent: 26 Sep '10 11:32
 
 John,
 
 Win32::VisualStyles has XS code that calls the underlying Windows
 functions. You will either need to compile the module yourself, or you
 should be able to install the module using the Perl Package Manager.
 
 Kevin.
 > Appreciate the response.
 >
 > In regard to Question 2, I tried to use your example program to see if problem is solved.  I got VisualStyles.pm file from CPAN and placed it in my c:/perl/site/lib/win32 folder.
 >
 > Then tried to run your example.  I get...
 >
 > Can't locate loadable object for module Win32::VisualStyles in @INC (@INC contains: . C:/Perl/lib C:/Perl/site/lib .) at C:/Perl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 118
 > 	 DynaLoader::croak('Can\'t locate loadable object for module Win32::VisualStyles ...') called at C:/Perl/lib/DynaLoader.pm line 196
 > 	 DynaLoader::bootstrap('Win32::VisualStyles', 0.02) called at C:/Perl/lib/XSLoader.pm line 111
 > 	 XSLoader::bootstrap_inherit('Win32::VisualStyles', 0.02) called at tmp.pl line 39
 >
 > This is out of my league to understand what I'm missing.  I have perl versions...
 >
 >     Perl v5.8.8 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
 >     Binary build 817 [257965] by ActiveState Mar 20 2006 17:54:25
 >     WIN32::GUI version 1.06
 >
 > Am I missing something?
 >
 > John
 >
 >    
 >>   -------Original Message-------
 >>   From: Kevin Marshall<kejohm88@hotmail.com>
 >>   To: John Whitney<john@johnwhitney.com>
 >>   Cc: perl-win32-gui-users@lists.sourceforge.net
 >>   Subject: Re: [perl-win32-gui-users] Vertical line spacing and a Win98/WinXP issue
 >>   Sent: 25 Sep '10 11:43
 >>
 >>   John,
 >>
 >>   Question 1:
 >>
 >>   After looking through the Windows SDK docs, as far as I can tell, labels
 >>   don't allow you to set the line spacing of the text. The best I can
 >>   think of is to either choose a font with a large line spacing, or you
 >>   could create an owner drawn control and draw the text yourself.
 >>
 >>   Question 2:
 >>
 >>   After doing a bit of digging, it seems that if you have themes enabled,
 >>   the method that Win32::GUI uses to change the background and foreground
 >>   colours doesn't work. Depending on the version of Perl that you use, the
 >>   themes may be enabled or not. For example, I use ActiveState Perl 5.12.0
 >>   which has themes enabled by default. Robert May released a module called
 >>   Win32::VisualStyles (it's on CPAN) which you can use to control the
 >>   styles applied to your window. Simply disable themes before creating the
 >>   checkbox and the foreground and background colors will be applied. Here
 >>   is an example:
 >>
 >>   #!perl
 >>   use strict;
 >>   use warnings;
 >>   use feature qw(:5.12);
 >>
 >>   use Win32::GUI qw();
 >>   use Win32::GUI::Constants qw(CW_USEDEFAULT);
 >>   use Win32::VisualStyles qw(:all);
 >>
 >>   # Enable themes only for window, disable for controls
 >>   SetThemeAppProperties(STAP_ALLOW_NONCLIENT);
 >>
 >>   my $win = Win32::GUI::Window->new(
 >>        -name =>  'win',
 >>        -size =>  [ 320, 240 ],
 >>        -left =>  CW_USEDEFAULT,
 >>   );
 >>   $win->AddCheckbox(
 >>        -pos        =>  [ 5, 5 ],
 >>        -text       =>  'Checkbox',
 >>        -foreground =>  0x0000ff,
 >>        -background =>  0x00ff00,
 >>   );
 >>   $win->Show();
 >>
 >>   Win32::GUI::Dialog();
 >>
 >>   __END__
 >>
 >>   As an alternative, you could draw the text in the control yourself using
 >>   an owner drawn checkbox.
 >>
 >>   Hope this helps,
 >>
 >>   Kevin.
 >>   >  Question 1)
 >>   >
 >>   >  Anyone know how to get multiple lines in a Win32::GUI::Label to spread out
 >>   >  vertially, so there would be an extra 5 pixels between each line?  Yes, I
 >>   >  could create multiple labels, one for each line, and spread them out an
 >>   >  extra 5 pixels.  But a simple -linespacing =>   5 would be nice.  Anything
 >>   >  like this in the Win32::GUI world?  Below is the label I have.
 >>   >
 >>   >  my $window_main_text_label = new Win32::GUI::Label
 >>   >  (
 >>   >     $window_main ,
 >>   >     -text       =>   "Line 1 \n Line 2 \n Line 3 \n Line 4 " ,
 >>   >     -name       =>   'window_settings_option_text_label' ,
 >>   >     -font       =>   $font ,
 >>   >     -pos        =>   [ 195 , 297 ] ,
 >>   >     -size       =>   [ 280 , 100 ]
 >>   >  ) ;
 >>   >
 >>   >
 >>   >  Question 2)
 >>   >
 >>   >  With Win32::GUI::RadioButton, and with Win32::GUI::CheckBox I can set and
 >>   >  change the -foreground =>   0x000000 value just fine to 0x000000 and 0xff0000
 >>   >  on my Win98SE PC.  But on my XP PC the $window_main_cb ->   Change
 >>   >  ( -foreground =>   0xff0000 ) and the initial setting of the -foreground =>
 >>   >  0xff0000 has no effect.  Just always black.  I can change -background colors
 >>   >  on both Win98SE and WinXP platforms fine, but not -foreground.  Any
 >>   >  thoughts?  My solution is to have the radio button or checkbox without any
 >>   >  text, and add a text label near it that I can change the -foreground
 >>   >  and -background, but this is a kludge I would like to avoid.
 >>   >
 >>   >  John Whitney
 >>   >  Utah, USA
 >>   >  john at johnwhitney period com
 >>   >
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