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xXUlTiMaTe-SiNXx
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Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

Post by xXUlTiMaTe-SiNXx »

Heya, well basicly im making a mod of reactos that will be a pen testing suite, and im looking into creating my own GUI for it, however after mutch googeling i can't find any way of modifying the GUI, my basic theory is i will stripstream a free skinning app into it and auto-apply a skin off that on default, but i do not know of any skinning apps that are compadable with ros, also perhaps it is possible to mod the GUI using some .dll? please help guys, also i am sorry for being so self-involved on my first post, i just realy need some help. :D

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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Hy xXUlTiMaTe-SiNXx ,

1st. bE WeLlComE Dude ! :wink:

At startpage/homepage/frontpage how ever *bg* of the Reactos.org have you see the link of Trunk Builds
at bottom of Menu, left side. On this way you come to CD-Bebuged-images, Sources and CIA.vc
(the dokumentared changelog of Reactos sources so i am see it :D )

Gui-Design now only supporded the Colloring and uxtheme.dll
but the Gui in Reactos isnt created or enabled eehh or so.. *s*
But, how i had read manny and read so it's the Gui/Shell-Design
to talk about it just too early, because ReactOS currently
still in Alfa's shoes but it's go to Beta.... every faster :mrgreen:

Explorer² (Explorer-new) it is programming to and whant be the new Explorer.
there with it's to early too, to speak about customizing ... but if you can c+
and c++ so you can help explorer programming too..

I think the Developers whant tell you more :mrgreen:

and dont sorry of you, any had get started imho ;)

best Regards
Blacky

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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ohk, thanks Blackcrack. but would it be possible to make it black with the top left and right corners of windows rounded off? also in refrence to what you were saying about programing (atleast i think... no offence but kind of incoherant) i can program in AutoIT and batch, but if this is any help i will give the dev's a hand.

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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Hy,

i think yes, if it is supported by uxtheme.dll..
the incoherent may be so look, but's it's give graficers wo can programming too,
for there are i had typed these' word's ;) Yo's see ? :mrgreen:
i hope i had not wrong wrote *giggle*

but the rest of it i cant answering ;) there mus be other one tell it..

best regards
Blacky

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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In order to change the appearance of ReactOS, you'll need to either add a new skin to the Explorer or replace explorer.exe with an alternative.

ReactOS is not entirely theme-able yet, AFAIK. Using the Windows XP "Luna" theme, for example, won't work. So, on to option 2.

Explorer-replacements might work, but if they rely on a specific piece of functionality that is not yet present in ReactOS then they obviously won't work. This is why the current ReactOS explorer hasn't been replaced with explorer_new.exe yet.

You could try writing your own GUI program, of course, but if you're not a programmer than you are pretty much stuck unless you can find someone who is willing to code your design for you.

Try searching the forum for "shell replacements" or "Explorer" or something. A few people have posted before about the possibility of using, for example, GeoShell instead of the default reactOS explorer program.


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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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@GoBusto have you tested this on ROS? it sounds a promissing prospect.

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xXUlTiMaTe-SiNXx wrote:@GoBusto have you tested this on ROS? it sounds a promissing prospect.
GeoShell? It was suggested by another forum user. See http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5768

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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Whoops! i ment @meridian.blue lol soz i got confused :S

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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LMAO i just tried GeoShell and it totaly failed, it just removed my GUI completely and my desktop went blue. I will try my luck with UTbox but i tried downloading it yesterday and the link was dead, but il do some searching.

eh.. just realised, now i have to do a clean install :S, lol.

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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ok, i downloaded and tested utbox, it didnt work :S
dont supose you know any that do work?

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

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Hy,

sweathart, plz, dont forget the sweeet edit button ;)

copy and edit you
post :->

http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic. ... 84d#p53232

and past the last 2 Post onn it and delete you 2 post :) if you can.. the last one in tread you can delete ,
please look at next for it.. likely edit you last post and take "Edit:" as make a new Post if you dont have
an answering.. and it's possible to insert with the Edit Pushbutton my Dear :]

best regards
Blacky :mrgreen:

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Re: Modifying the GUI from SRC. (Skinning app or moding system)

Post by vicmarcal »

The best way is using shell32 modifier programs:

Resource Hacker
http://delphi.icm.edu.pl/ftp/tools/ResHack.zip

Exescope
http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003525/eXeSc641.zip

Toolbar control: Changing explorer toolbar
http://www.virtualplastic.net/html/down_app.html

Jasmin 3D Color changer: Changing shell colors http://jotenet.idealscience.com/temp.asp

Color schemes for Jasmin 3D Color: http://f1.aaacafe.ne.jp/%7Epassage/ and http://www.skinnables.org/3dcc.php

Tclock2: Another program http://home.inreach.com/2tone/Tclock2_100.zip

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