MFC WindowStyler

Here'a a little utility I wrote. After getting so much helpful code from this site I thought it was about time I contributed.

The purpose of MFC WindowStyler is to allow users to experiment creating windows with different window styles and extended window styles, WS_styles and WS_EX_styles, with out having to recompile.

You can see the effects of combining styles in CWnd::CreateEx() and adding and removing styles with CWnd::ModifyStyle() and CWnd::ModifyExStyle(). The contains a VC++ 6 project and executable


I used the CBitmapDialog class from Jvrg Kvnig for the wood background, just because I thought it looked cool. Thanks Jvrg!!

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There is a "todo" list of possible improvments included in Feel free to send any improvmens or comments to me at


Download WindowStyler application - 35 Kb
Download source (includes help files) - 108 Kb


  • can I have skins for SDI/MDI apps

    Posted by Legacy on 05/23/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Brijesh

    Hi, where can i get some downloads on putting skins onto SDI/MDI apps. I have developed an ATL based Folder Explorer for which I need to put some skins.

    Pls help !

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