Continuing on from the last part, here are more Win32 Tips and Tricks for you to browse.
Common-control manifests (which enable the XP themes) can be added to an executable in one of two ways:
Firstly, the manifest can be saved inside a file in the same directory as your executable. It must also have the same filename, with the text '.manifest' appended to the end:
The manifest is just a text file (in XML) and should look like this: