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2012.01.20
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.95 build 120120 released

Rebuild all binary files without UPX , so that the anti-virus would not mistaken AppFace installer as virus or trojan .

 

2011.12.02
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.9 build 111029 released

Flicker free for purebasic form when focus changed
Fixed the bug that the skinned application maybe crash if double click the iconic mdi child window caption bar .
Fixed the bug that the menu item text maybe white sometime
Added the static library for VC 2010


2011.04.03
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.8 build 110323 released

Supported form shadow for Win2000/2003/XP.
Fixed the bug for header control column order .
Fixed the bug of listctrl for VB.net and C#.net
Fixed scrollbar pop menu bug for VB.net/C#.net
Fixed the display error for skinned maximized form when changing the position of Windows status bar
Improved trial service,so that anti-virus software would not mistaken it as trojan


2010.09.12
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.7 build 0912 released

Improved groupbox skinning effect for VB6/BCB/Delphi project .
Fixed textbox focus error for VB6 form .
Fixed refresh issue for VB6 read-only text box
Improved for VB6 MMControl
Improved for tab control
Fixed radiogroup bug for BCB projects .
Fixed the popmenu position error for menubar.


2010.03.05
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.6 build 0305 released

Supported VB6 DBCombo control .
Fixed the refresh bug for VB6 ListView control.
Fixed the bug that AppFace would not skin listview control automatically for BCB/Delphi projects
Fixed the messagebox background bug for Windows7/2008Server.
Fixed the pop menu background bug for Vista .

Improved some sample projects .

2010.02.06
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.5 build 0128 released

Remove 30 trial days limit .
AUDK installer compatible with Win64 OS .
SkinTool compatible with Win64 OS now.
Added VC2008 static library .
Improved URFTester .

Addesd three skin type : SKIN_CLASS_EDITBOX,SKIN_CLASS_TREE,SKIN_CLASS_LISTBOX
Fixed the bug that the first item of the pop menu would be selected automatically .
Improved radio and checkbox skinning effects for DotNet projects .
Modified the listbox border issue of combobox .
Modified the maximized status issue for the frame window .
Fixed the issue that the first item of the menubar would be disappeared
Fixed the scrollbar bug for dialog
Fixed the bug for MDI child window min/max/restore/close status .

 

2008.08.15
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.2 released

Supported custom draw on the skinned window .(Recommended!)
Improved the samples much more !

Improved more for frame close button disabled state .
Improved toolbar background .
Improved mulit-monitors support .

General bug fixed.

 

2008.07.01
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.1 released

Supported big icon(more than 32 X 32 pixel) on the static control now .
Supported transparent GIF animation.
Added menu font settings .
Added auto-align option for the frame control buttons.
Added transparent option for the push button .
Supported custom text align for the push button .
Fixed the bug that the push button's parent window could not refresh when the button hidden .
Fixed the focus state for checkbox and radio button .

Enhanced the object tree for SkinTool . Users can copy/paste/rename a tree item now , and supported Folders for the objec tree .

 

2008.05.08
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 3.0 released

Added a new skin class : SKIN_CLASS_SLIDEREX (TrackBar Pro)
Supported multi-monitors.

Fixed the displaying bug of groupbox border for VB6/BCB/Delphi projects .
Improved the radio/checkbox refresh issue for VB6 projects .
Fixed the F10 key issue for menubar .
Fixed the bug that the VC frame dialog would cause crash for Win2K system .
Fixed the crash issue when replacing VC toolbar .
Revised the wrong activated state for the MDI parent window caption bar .
Added a new skin type : advanced trackbar(slider) .
Developers can handle SC_CLOSE message now .
User can close the dialog by double click the dialog's system icon area .
Fixed the bug that MDI icon disappeared for the frame window .
Fixed the bug that push button displayed bitmap/icon in error position.
Improved the skin speed for calling the application from a network drive .
Supported five states for trackbar thumb .

2007.12.05
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.9 build 1205 released

Supported the custom frame button .
Supported skinning a menu based on the menu handle , for example:

  SkinWindowSet((HWND)hMenu,SKIN_CLASS_NOSKIN) or
SkinWindowSetEx((HWND)hMenu, .... )

Fixed the bug of frame window's control button status.
Fixed the refresh bug of static text .
The read-only edit control would use the static text font color .
Fixed the caption bar (right click) bug for VB6 project .
Improved enable/disable state for the pushbutton .
The sizebox support transparent background now .
Optimize source codes for read-only edit control .
Get rid of the memory leak risk for the file open dilaog Ok button .
Support custom frame control button .
Revised the bug that DotNet form would change size when minimize/restore or maximize/resotore.
Fixed the memory leak bug for shape window .
Improved pop menu skinning effect.
Fixed the bug of radio/checkbox mouse down state .
Fixed the crush bug of ATL project when pressed ALT key.
Improved skinning speed for the scroll window.

Improved SkinTool :

 

Supported creating custom frame button .
Added a function to Set/Cancel transparent backgrounds for the URF .
Supported copy/paste background or image settings .

Fixed the bug that the last item of the option window could not be edited.

 

2007.10.05
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.8 released

Supported the transparent background.

Fixed the bug that failed to load custom skin object for UNICODE release version if use default URF when calling SkinWindowsetExW.
Revised the vertical tab title font dispaly error .
Fixed the bug of DotNet multiline label .
Fixed the refresh bug of calling SetWindowText API for VC label .
Added a flag so that users can decide whether skin VC label automatically .
Fixed label align issue for dotnet projects.


2007.09.08
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.7 released

Fixed the bug of skinning the readonly label for C# & VB.Net project
Fixed the bug that the button could not refresh when changing the button's text or enabled state for Delphi & C++ Builder project .
Supported TTabbedNoteBook control for Delphi & C++ Builder
Fixed pop menu bug for VB6 project
Fixed the bug that failed to load skin from resource for UNICODE condition .
Improved skin effect for ComboBox
Fixed the bug that SetWindowText will cause the hidden button display .
Improved the compatibility of media player control .
Fixed the bug that VB form would change its size when changing skin .
Fixed the refresh bug for changing the groupbox's caption .
Fixed the bug that skinned pushbutton can not hide itself .
Improved skinning effect of scrollbar
Improved skinning effect of menubar
Fixed the bug that sometimes load skin would threw exception for VB6 projects.
Fixed the bug that the hidden menubar item would display when change skin.
Fixed the bug that it can not use GTP_LOAD_XXX_ONLY when calling SkinStartW for appfaceu.dll
Fixed the bug that the process may be crashed if many framewindow(with menubar) in one thread.
Fixed the bug that the skinned scrollbar would not response the mouse middle key for DotNet project .
Fixed the bug that the scroll window would not post the SB_ENDSCROLL message sometimes .
Improved the skinned effect for toolwindow
Fixed the bug that the skinned DotNet form would reduce its size when maximize/restore .
Fixed the bug of checkbox and radio states display error .
Fixed the bug that scroll window would display incorrectly when user change the text reading order
Fixed the bug that the groupbox won't change its state when disable/enable it .
Fixed the bug that the frame window system menu would display the max item even user removed WS_MAXIMIZEBOX style .
Fixed the bug that AppFace would skin 3state checkbox as radio button .
Improved the accelerate key issue for radio button .
Improved the multiline text issue for the push buttons in DotNet projects .

 

2007.01.26
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.6 released

Skin pushubutton/checkbox/radio/groupbox automatically under C#/VB.Net
Added SkinTool Pro ,the advanced RTL support and MFC static library for the corporation license

Improved the compatibility for Microsoft Capture Cam control
Improved the skin effects for scrollbar/scrollwin thumb
Fixed the bug that the framewindow would maximize when double click the caption bar, even we had removed the WS_MAXIMIZE style
Improved the border skin effects for edit/combobox/datetime controls
Fixed the bug that the windows will be skinned sometimes when calling SkinStart with the parameters XXX_ONLY
Improved the skin effects for Tab control
Fixed the bug that the system menu would display , even the frame window has no icons.
Added SKIN_SET_PAUSESKIN and SKIN_SET_REDOSKIN to SkinWindowSetEx
Revised the focus issue of scrollbar for VB6 projects
Improved the skin effects for the framewindow captionbar

 

2006.12.20
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.5 released

Supported Windows RTL (Right to left) layout !

Fixed the bug that the hidden checkbox and radio button will display when user set check to it in program
Fixed the bug that the modeless form or the view can't respond Tab key event
Fixed the bug that GroupBox/Checkbox/Radio/Button text blur under English WinXP .
Fixed the bug that the application would crash when call SkinStartW to load skin from resource by using MAKEINTRESOURCE
Fixed the bug that the hidden pushbutton/checkbox/radio would display on English WinXP .
Improved the compatibility for WebBrowser activeX control
Improved the skinning features of Checkbox and Radio
Improved the skinning features of Tab control and PushButton
Fixed the bug that some frame windows would not be redraw when they lost focus
Fixed the bug the file open dialog perhaps change position after skinned
Fixed the bug that the skinned VB.Net/C# form would change its size after minimize/resotre

 

2006.08.25
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.4 released

Fixed the bug that the parent frame window would lose the skin when user call a general dialog under C#.Net 2005 or VB.Net 2005
Fixed the bug of skinning multiline text control under VB6
Fixed the bug of vertical ProgressBar
Fixed the bug that the current frame window would lose focus when the previous frame window minimizing
Improved SkinWindowSet and SkinWindowSetEx function
Fixed a tiny error for SN check
Fixed the bug of file item and font item for SkinTool option tree .
Improved UNICODE supports ,added a pure UNICODE version - appfaceu.dll
Improved help documentation and sample projects .

2006.05.01
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.3 released

Improved the skinning mechanism for VB.Net and C#.Net, developers need wirte many "SkinWindowSet(InCompatibleControl.Handle,0)" no longer , instead ,it need add the line: SkinWindowSet(GroupBox1.Handle,204) if there are some groupbox controls in the project.
Improved the settings of font color for SkinTool .
Added two features for SkinWindowSetEx : SKIN_SET_UNSKIN and SKIN_CLASS_AUTOFILTER
Improved the demo projects and the help documentation
Fixed the pop menu item position bug for Windows(NT and the later versions) status bar.
Fixed the bug of the read-only multiline edit control for VC.
Fixed the bug of the scroll windows without client edge
Fixed the bug of scrollbar control for VB.Net and C#.Net
Fixed the bug of browser control for VB6

2006.04.06
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.2 released

It need not glock.exe again when distribute appface.dll
Changed the trial period from 20 days to 30 days
Improved SkinTool
Fixed the reported bugs

2006.02.02
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.1 released

Fixed pushbutton's bug on Win2K SP4
Made AppFace worked well on WinNT4
Improved installation tool: glock.exe
Improved SkinTool

2005.12.25
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 2.0 released

Supported setting a theme color to the the current loaded skin
Added some form open/close effects
Improved SkinTool much more

 

2005.11.30
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.9 released

Fixed reported bugs
Supported importing skins from XP theme

2005.11.22
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.8 released

Added new drawing modes for background
Fixed reported bugs
Improved the help documentation

2005.11.03
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.7 released

Improved skinning speed
Fixed bugs for pop menu
Fixed bugs for IE control
Fixed the bug of combobox
Fixed bugs for static control
Improved the help documentation of AUDK

2005.10.25
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.7 beta a released

Remove the function that importing skins from WindowBlinds for respect to Stardock Inc.
Extend the URF format,users can load UI resource from different URF skins for one project .
Supported import URFs to a URP files,users can open all the URF skins which list on our website and modify it .
Remove the "Demo" function for SkinTool
Added two interfaces: SkinWindSetEx and SkinWindowSetEx
Supported GroupBox,RadioButton,CheckButton and ShapeWindow

 

2005.09.28
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.6 released

Fixed some bugs

2005.09.1
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.5 released

Changed license types.
Improved the kernel much more,runs quickly and stably than before
Improved Glock.exe
Changed SkinTool from a shareware to a freeware

2005.08.01
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.4f released

Fixed the bug that the text of MessageBox button in Win2K SP4 would disappear after loaded skins .
Fixed the bug that MessageBox would pop out of the screen for VS.Net and VB6.
Improved SkinTool

2005.07.27
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.4e released

Fixed the bug about skinning Delphi TApplication window.
Improved the sample projects for AUDK .

2005.07.15
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.4d released

Fixed the bug that the edit control can not be focused sometimes when its parent window received the WM_NCACTIVATE message .
Fixed the MenuBar bug for the frame window which had not WS_SYSMENU attribute.
Improved skinning push button contrl in VB.Net and C#.Net.
Improved skinning tab control .

2005.07.04
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.4c released

Fixed the bug that certain frame windows get focus incorrectly

2005.06.29
AppFace User Interface Development Kits 1.4b released

Fixed the bug for skinning VB6 StatusBar control
Revised the error of Calling MoveWindow for custom drawing MDI child window
Improve installation tool,Glock.exe,added two parameters: "-m" and "-g"

2005.06.03
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.4a beta version released

Fixed the bug for ReBar control
Fixed the bug that appface worked error in VS.Net 7.1

2005.05.27
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.3 version released

General bugs fixed
Added six powerful URF skins
Added a basic URF skin

2005.05.02
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.3a Beta version released

Fixed the bug of spinner control
Fixed the text color bug of edit control
Fixed the bug of scrollbar control
Fixed the assert failed bug for calling SkinWindowSet

2005.04.22
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.3 Beta Chinese version released

Added interfaces for BkCreate, BkDelete ,BkDraw
Improved application installation tool : Glock.exe
Improved help documentation .
Fixed the bug for filling the background with tiled images
Fixed the bug that frame window would flicker when create a Socket
Enganced support for slider and statusbar control in VB6
Users can draw MDIClinent window manually in their application
Fixed the bug that the size of frame window would diminish when Unskin
Supported multi-line text for pushbutton .
Fixed the bug that button would not hide when users call ShowWindow(SW_HIDE) after click
Fixed the bug for scroll window
Fixed the bug that use menu by keyboard
Fixed the bug that SkinStart always return TRUE in Visual Studio.Net
Fixed the bug for menu separator
Fixed the bug for the disable state of Spin control
Fixed the bug for the disable state of ComboBox and datetime control

2005.03.29
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.2 version Released

General bugs fixed.

2005.03.27
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.2a beta version Released

Fixed the label control display bug on the form in DotNet.

2005.03.25
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.2 beta Chinese version Released
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.2 beta English version Released

Fixed the bug that program would crash if users placed a PictureBox control on the form in Visual Basic.Net
Improved the capability for program exit .
Fixed the bug that users can not click custom draw push button when its parent window is iconic .
Fixed the bug for ScrollBar control .
Fixed the display bug for the menubar of the frame window.
Fixed the bug that the size of frame window will increase when restored defalult UI .
Fixed the icon display bug on the statusbar control.
Improved for SkinTool

2005.03.20
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.1 English Version Released

Added English documentation

 

2005.03.18
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.1Chinese Version Released

Added SkinTool in AUDK.
Do not need restart PC after installation now.
Enchanced SkinStart(SkinStartW) function.
Fixed the bug that the window size would be large when change URF.
Fixed the bug when application quit.
Fixed other reported bugs.

2005.02.24
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.01Chinese Preview Version Released

Fixed the bug of restarting twice
Modified the trial period to 90 days

2005.02.23
AppFace UI Development Kits 1.0 Chinese Preview Version Released

Supported Visual C++ ,VB,Delphi,C ++ Builder,VB.Net,C#.Net
Enhanced the register system
Modified SkinWindowSet function
Added help document
Added samples for Visual Basic,Delphi,C++ Builder,VB.Net,C#.Net
Fixed the reported bugs
Added more URFs in this packet

 

2004.12.24
AppFace 0.41 Released

Added a background filled type: Half Color Fade
General bugs fixed

 

2004.12.20
AppFace 0.4 Released

Added an export function: SkinThread to support multithreads application
Supported c program
Supported Image Button
Supported loading appface.dll staticly

Modified the paramerers order for CAppFace::Start function
Modified the skin of static control
Modified the skin of sizebox control
Fixed the button hiden bug for calling EnableWindow(FALSE)
Fixed the bug for calling SetMenu
Fixed the bug that read only edit control custom draw

2004.12.08
AppFace 0.3 Released

Supported skin or unskin the special window
Modifyed the output function prototype
Fixed the bugs that custom draw ComboLBox control under Win XP
Fixed Scroll Window bugs under Win XP
Fixed some bugs under Win98/ME
Fixed bugs for throwing exceptions sometimes for debug version

2004.11.26
AppFace 0.2 Released .

Supported ANSI and UNICODE application
Supported windows scrollbar skin for WinNT/2K/XP
Supported skinning ScrollBar controls
Supported skinning DateTime pick controls
Supported skinning Splitter window
Supported skinning Tree controls
Supported skinning Listbox controls
Supported region for Push button controls skin
Supported region for Frame window skin
Supported loading urf skin file from resource
Supported loading urf skin file from Memory

Fixed the memory leak bug for debug version.
Fixed the pop menu bug for edit control and scrollbar

Improved the arithmetic for image loading,now the speed for skinning is more quickly than before
Modified the format for urf file,the urf file for appface 0.1 can not used for 0.2 version.

2004.09.25
AppFace 0.1 Released .

Compatible with:
Microsoft Windows 9x, NT, 2000, XP
Microsoft Visual C++ 5-7

Supported Frame window skin
Supported Menu skin
Supported MDI window skin
Supported SDI window skin
Supported Dialog skin
Supported Toolbar control skin
Supported StatusBar control skin
Supported Push button control skin
Supported Edit control skin
Supported ComboBox control skin
Supported Spin control skin
Supported Progress controls skin
Supported Slider controls skin
Supported ListCtrl controls skin
Supported GroupBox controls skin
Supported Radio button controls skin
Supported Check button controsl skin

 
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