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Make A Gradient Title Bar

'You can download our freeware Gradient Title Bar OCX Control at ActiveX Section.
'Add a module to your project (In the menu choose Project -> Add Module, Then click Open)
'Insert the following code to your module:

Public GradForceColors As Boolean
Public GradVerticalGradient As Boolean
Public GradForcedText As Long, GradForcedTextA As Long
Public GradForcedFirst As Long, GradForcedSecond As Long
Public GradForcedFirstA As Long, GradForcedSecondA As Long
Dim GradhWnd As Long, GradIcon As Long
Dim DrawDC As Long, tmpDC As Long
Dim hRgn As Long
Dim tmpGradFont As Long

Private Declare Function GetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias "GetWindowLongA" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function SetWindowLong Lib "user32" Alias "SetWindowLongA" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal nIndex As Long, ByVal dwNewLong As Long) As Long
Private Const GWL_WNDPROC = (-4)
Private Const GWL_STYLE = (-16)
Private Declare Function CallWindowProc Lib "user32" Alias "CallWindowProcA" _
(ByVal lpPrevWndFunc As Long, ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal Msg As Long, _
ByVal wParam As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GetProp Lib "user32" Alias "GetPropA" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpString As String) As Long
Private Declare Function SetProp Lib "user32" Alias "SetPropA" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpString As String, ByVal hData As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function RemoveProp Lib "user32" Alias "RemovePropA" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpString As String) As Long

Private Const LF_FACESIZE = 32
Private Type LOGFONT
lfHeight As Long
lfWidth As Long
lfEscapement As Long
lfOrientation As Long
lfWeight As Long
lfItalic As Byte
lfUnderline As Byte
lfStrikeOut As Byte
lfCharSet As Byte
lfOutPrecision As Byte
lfClipPrecision As Byte
lfQuality As Byte
lfPitchAndFamily As Byte
lfFaceName(1 To LF_FACESIZE) As Byte
End Type
Private Declare Function SystemParametersInfo Lib "user32" Alias _
"SystemParametersInfoA" (ByVal uAction As Long, _
ByVal uParam As Long, lpvParam As Any, ByVal fuWinIni As Long) As Long
Private Const SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS = 41
Private Type NONCLIENTMETRICS
cbSize As Long
iBorderWidth As Long
iScrollWidth As Long
iScrollHeight As Long
iCaptionWidth As Long
iCaptionHeight As Long
lfCaptionFont As LOGFONT
iSMCaptionWidth As Long
iSMCaptionHeight As Long
lfSMCaptionFont As LOGFONT
iMenuWidth As Long
iMenuHeight As Long
lfMenuFont As LOGFONT
lfStatusFont As LOGFONT
lfMessageFont As LOGFONT
End Type
Dim CaptionFont As LOGFONT
Private Declare Function CreateFontIndirect Lib "gdi32" Alias _
"CreateFontIndirectA" (lpLogFont As LOGFONT) As Long

Private Type RECT
Left As Long
Top As Long
Right As Long
Bottom As Long
End Type

Private Declare Function IsWindowVisible Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) _
As Long
Private Declare Function IsZoomed Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function SetCursor Lib "user32" (ByVal hCursor As Long) _
As Long
Private Declare Function LoadCursor Lib "user32" Alias "LoadCursorA" _
(ByVal hInstance As Long, ByVal lpCursorName As Long) As Long
Private Const IDC_SIZENS = 32645&
Private Const IDC_SIZEWE = 32644&
Private Const IDC_SIZENWSE = 32642&
Private Const IDC_SIZENESW = 32643&

Private Declare Function GetWindowText Lib "user32" Alias _
"GetWindowTextA" (ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal lpString As String, _
ByVal cch As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GetWindowRect Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long, _
lpRect As RECT) As Long
Private Declare Function GetActiveWindow Lib "user32" () As Long

Private Const WS_BORDER = &H800000
Private Const WS_CAPTION = &HC00000
Private Const WS_DLGFRAME = &H400000
Private Const WS_MINIMIZE = &H20000000
Private Const WS_MAXIMIZE = &H1000000
Private Const WS_MAXIMIZEBOX = &H10000
Private Const WS_MINIMIZEBOX = &H20000
Private Const WS_OVERLAPPED = &H0&
Private Const WS_SYSMENU = &H80000
Private Const WS_THICKFRAME = &H40000
Private Const WS_POPUP = &H80000000
Private Const WS_SIZEBOX = WS_THICKFRAME
Private Const WS_TILED = WS_OVERLAPPED
Private Const WS_VISIBLE = &H10000000
Private Declare Function GetParent Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function GetWindowDC Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function ReleaseDC Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As Long, _
ByVal hDC As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function DeleteObject Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hObject As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function OffsetClipRgn Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal x As Long, ByVal Y As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function OffsetRect Lib "user32" (lpRect As RECT, _
ByVal x As Long, ByVal Y As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function DrawIconEx Lib "user32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal xLeft As Long, ByVal yTop As Long, ByVal hIcon As Long, _
ByVal cxWidth As Long, ByVal cyWidth As Long, _
ByVal istepIfAniCur As Long, ByVal hbrFlickerFreeDraw As Long, _
ByVal diFlags As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function DrawText Lib "user32" Alias "DrawTextA" _
(ByVal hDC As Long, ByVal lpStr As String, ByVal nCount As Long, _
lpRect As RECT, ByVal wFormat As Long) As Long
Private Const DT_SINGLELINE = &H20
Private Const DT_VCENTER = &H4
Private Const DT_END_ELLIPSIS = &H8000&

Private Declare Function SelectClipRgn Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal hRgn As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GetClipRgn Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal hRgn As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" _
(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, _
ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
Private Declare Function SelectObject Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal hObject As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function BitBlt Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDestDC As Long, _
ByVal x As Long, ByVal Y As Long, _
ByVal nWidth As Long, ByVal nHeight As Long, _
ByVal hSrcDC As Long, ByVal xSrc As Long, ByVal ySrc As Long, _
ByVal dwRop As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function GetSysColor Lib "user32" (ByVal nIndex As Long) _
As Long
Private Const COLOR_ACTIVECAPTION = 2
Private Const COLOR_CAPTIONTEXT = 9
Private Const COLOR_INACTIVECAPTION = 3
Private Const COLOR_INACTIVECAPTIONTEXT = 19

Private Declare Function SetBkMode Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal nBkMode As Long) As Long
Private Const TRANSPARENT = 1

Private Declare Function SetTextColor Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal crColor As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function GetSystemMetrics Lib "user32" _
(ByVal nIndex As Long) As Long
Private Const SM_CXBORDER = 5
Private Const SM_CXDLGFRAME = 7
Private Const SM_CXFRAME = 32
Private Const SM_CXICON = 11
Private Const SM_CXSMSIZE = 30
Private Const SM_CYBORDER = 6
Private Const SM_CYCAPTION = 4
Private Const SM_CYDLGFRAME = 8
Private Const SM_CYFRAME = 33
Private Const SM_CYICON = 12
Private Const SM_CYMENU = 15
Private Const SM_CYSMSIZE = 31

Private Declare Function FillRect Lib "user32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
lpRect As RECT, ByVal hBrush As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function CreateCompatibleDC Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long) _
As Long
Private Declare Function DeleteDC Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function CreateCompatibleBitmap Lib "gdi32" _
(ByVal hDC As Long, ByVal nWidth As Long, ByVal nHeight As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function CreateRectRgnIndirect Lib "gdi32" _
(lpRect As RECT) As Long
Private Declare Function CreateRectRgn Lib "gdi32" (ByVal X1 As Long, _
ByVal Y1 As Long, ByVal X2 As Long, ByVal Y2 As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function ExcludeClipRect Lib "gdi32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
ByVal X1 As Long, ByVal Y1 As Long, ByVal X2 As Long, _
ByVal Y2 As Long) As Long
Private Declare Function CreateSolidBrush Lib "gdi32" _
(ByVal crColor As Long) As Long

Private Declare Function DrawFrameControl Lib "user32" (ByVal hDC As Long, _
lpRect As RECT, ByVal un1 As Long, ByVal un2 As Long) As Long
Private Const DFC_CAPTION = 1
Private Const DFCS_CAPTIONRESTORE = &H3
Private Const DFCS_CAPTIONMIN = &H1
Private Const DFCS_CAPTIONMAX = &H2
Private Const DFCS_CAPTIONHELP = &H4
Private Const DFCS_CAPTIONCLOSE = &H0
Private Const DFCS_INACTIVE = &H100
Private Const WM_SIZE = &H5
Private Const WM_SETCURSOR = &H20
Private Const WM_GETICON = &H7F
Private Const WM_SETICON = &H80
Private Const WM_NCACTIVATE = &H86
Private Const WM_MDIACTIVATE = &H222
Private Const WM_KILLFOCUS = &H8
Private Const WM_MOUSEACTIVATE = &H21
Private Const WM_MDIGETACTIVE = &H229
Private Const MA_ACTIVATE = 1
Private Const WM_SETTEXT = &HC
Private Const WM_NCPAINT = &H85
Private Const WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN = &HA1
Private Const WM_NCRBUTTONDOWN = &HA4
Private Const WM_SYSCOMMAND = &H112
Private Const WM_INITMENUPOPUP = &H117
Private Const SC_MOUSEMENU = &HF090&
Private Const SC_MOVE = &HF010&
Private Const HTCAPTION = 2
Private Const HTSYSMENU = 3
Private Const HTLEFT = 10
Private Const HTRIGHT = 11
Private Const HTTOP = 12
Private Const HTTOPLEFT = 13
Private Const HTTOPRIGHT = 14
Private Const HTBOTTOM = 15
Private Const HTBOTTOMLEFT = 16
Private Const HTBOTTOMRIGHT = 17

Private Function LoWord(LongIn As Long) As Integer
If (LongIn And &HFFFF&) > &H7FFF Then
LoWord = (LongIn And &HFFFF&) - &H10000
Else
LoWord = LongIn And &HFFFF&
End If
End Function

Private Sub GetColors(IsActive As Boolean, LColor As Long, RColor As Long)
If IsActive Then
If GradForceColors Then
LColor = GradForcedFirst
RColor = GradForcedSecond
Else
LColor = vbBlack
RColor = GetSysColor(COLOR_ACTIVECAPTION)
End If
Else
If GradForceColors Then
LColor = GradForcedFirstA
RColor = GradForcedSecondA
Else
LColor = vbBlack
RColor = GetSysColor(COLOR_INACTIVECAPTION)
End If
End If
End Sub

Public Sub GradientGetCapsFont()
Dim NCM As NONCLIENTMETRICS
Dim lfNew As LOGFONT
NCM.cbSize = Len(NCM)
Call SystemParametersInfo(SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS, 0, NCM, 0)
CaptionFont = NCM.lfCaptionFont
End Sub

Private Sub GetCaptionRect(hWnd As Long, rct As RECT)
Dim XBorder As Long
Dim fStyle As Long
Dim YHeight As Long
YHeight = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYCAPTION)
fStyle = GetWindowLong(hWnd, GWL_STYLE)
Select Case fStyle And &H80
Case &H80
XBorder = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXDLGFRAME)
Case Else
XBorder = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXFRAME)
End Select
rct.Left = XBorder
rct.Right = XBorder
rct.Top = XBorder
rct.Bottom = rct.Top + YHeight - 1
End Sub

Private Sub GradateColors(Colors() As Long, ByVal Color1 As Long, _
ByVal Color2 As Long)
Dim i As Long
Dim dblR As Double, dblG As Double, dblB As Double
Dim addR As Double, addG As Double, addB As Double
Dim bckR As Double, bckG As Double, bckB As Double
dblR = CDbl(Color1 And &HFF)
dblG = CDbl(Color1 And &HFF00&) / 255
dblB = CDbl(Color1 And &HFF0000) / &HFF00&
bckR = CDbl(Color2 And &HFF&)
bckG = CDbl(Color2 And &HFF00&) / 255
bckB = CDbl(Color2 And &HFF0000) / &HFF00&
addR = (bckR - dblR) / UBound(Colors)
addG = (bckG - dblG) / UBound(Colors)
addB = (bckB - dblB) / UBound(Colors)
For i = 0 To UBound(Colors)
dblR = dblR + addR
dblG = dblG + addG
dblB = dblB + addB
If dblR > 255 Then dblR = 255
If dblG > 255 Then dblG = 255
If dblB > 255 Then dblB = 255
If dblR < 0 Then dblR = 0
If dblG < 0 Then dblG = 0
If dblG < 0 Then dblB = 0
Colors(i) = RGB(dblR, dblG, dblB)
Next
End Sub

Private Function DrawGradient(ByVal Color1 As Long, _
ByVal Color2 As Long) As Long
Dim i As Long
Dim DestWidth As Long, DestHeight As Long
Dim StartPnt As Long, EndPnt As Long
Dim PixelStep As Long, XBorder As Long
Dim WndRect As RECT
Dim OldFont As Long
Dim fStyle As Long, fText As String
Dim SMSize As Long, SMSizeY As Long
On Error Resume Next
SMSize = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXSMSIZE)
SMSizeY = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYSMSIZE)
GetWindowRect GradhWnd, WndRect
With WndRect
DestWidth = .Right - .Left
End With
DestHeight = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CYCAPTION)
fText = Space$(255)
Call GetWindowText(GradhWnd, fText, 255)
fText = Trim$(fText)
fStyle = GetWindowLong(GradhWnd, GWL_STYLE)
Select Case fStyle And &H80
Case &H80
XBorder = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXDLGFRAME)
DestWidth = (DestWidth - XBorder)
Case Else
XBorder = GetSystemMetrics(SM_CXFRAME)
DestWidth = DestWidth - XBorder
End Select
StartPnt = XBorder
EndPnt = XBorder + DestWidth - 4
Dim rct As RECT
Dim hBr As Long
With rct
If Not GradVerticalGradient Then
PixelStep = DestWidth \ 8
ReDim Colors(PixelStep) As Long
GradateColors Colors(), Color1, Color2
.Top = XBorder
.Left = XBorder
.Right = XBorder + (DestWidth \ PixelStep)
.Bottom = (XBorder + DestHeight - 1)
If (fStyle And &H80) = &H80 Then EndPnt = EndPnt + 1
For i = 0 To PixelStep - 1
hBr = CreateSolidBrush(Colors(i))
FillRect DrawDC, rct, hBr
DeleteObject hBr
OffsetRect rct, (DestWidth \ PixelStep), 0
If i = PixelStep - 2 Then .Right = EndPnt
Next
Else
PixelStep = DestHeight \ 1
ReDim Colors(PixelStep) As Long
GradateColors Colors(), Color2, Color1
.Top = XBorder
.Left = XBorder
If (fStyle And &H80) = &H80 Then
.Right = (XBorder * 2) + DestWidth + 2
Else
.Right = (XBorder * 2) + DestWidth
End If
.Bottom = XBorder + (DestHeight \ PixelStep)
For i = 0 To PixelStep - 1
hBr = CreateSolidBrush(Colors(i))
FillRect DrawDC, rct, hBr
DeleteObject hBr
OffsetRect rct, 0, (DestHeight \ PixelStep)
If i = PixelStep - 2 Then .Bottom = XBorder + (DestHeight - 1)
.Bottom = XBorder + (DestHeight - 1)
Next
End If
.Top = XBorder
If GradIcon <> 0 Then
.Left = XBorder + SMSize + 2
DrawIconEx DrawDC, XBorder + 1, XBorder + 1, GradIcon, _
SMSize - 2, SMSize - 2, ByVal 0&, ByVal 0&, 2
Else
.Left = XBorder
End If
tmpGradFont = CreateFontIndirect(CaptionFont)
OldFont = SelectObject(DrawDC, tmpGradFont)
SetBkMode DrawDC, TRANSPARENT
If GradForceColors Then
If Color1 = GradForcedFirst Then
SetTextColor DrawDC, GradForcedText
Else
SetTextColor DrawDC, GradForcedTextA
End If
Else
If Color2 = GetSysColor(COLOR_ACTIVECAPTION) Then
SetTextColor DrawDC, GetSysColor(COLOR_CAPTIONTEXT)
Else
SetTextColor DrawDC, GetSysColor(COLOR_INACTIVECAPTIONTEXT)
End If
End If
.Left = .Left + 2
.Right = .Right - 10
DrawText DrawDC, fText, Len(fText) - 1, rct, _
DT_SINGLELINE Or DT_END_ELLIPSIS Or DT_VCENTER
SelectObject DrawDC, OldFont
DeleteObject tmpGradFont
tmpGradFont = 0
Dim frct As RECT
If (fStyle And WS_SYSMENU) = WS_SYSMENU Then
Dim CurMaxPic As Long
If IsZoomed(GradhWnd) Then
CurMaxPic = DFCS_CAPTIONRESTORE
Else
CurMaxPic = DFCS_CAPTIONMAX
End If
With frct
.Right = DestWidth - 2
.Left = .Right - SMSize + 2
.Top = XBorder + 2
.Bottom = .Top + (DestHeight - 5)
End With
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, DFCS_CAPTIONCLOSE
OffsetRect frct, -(SMSize), 0
If (fStyle And WS_MAXIMIZEBOX) = WS_MAXIMIZEBOX And _
(fStyle And WS_MINIMIZEBOX) = WS_MINIMIZEBOX Then
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, CurMaxPic
OffsetRect frct, -(SMSize) + 2, 0
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, DFCS_CAPTIONMIN
ElseIf (fStyle And WS_MAXIMIZEBOX) = WS_MAXIMIZEBOX Then
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, CurMaxPic
OffsetRect frct, -(SMSize) + 2, 0
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, DFCS_CAPTIONMIN _
Or DFCS_INACTIVE
ElseIf (fStyle And WS_MINIMIZEBOX) = WS_MINIMIZEBOX Then
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, CurMaxPic Or DFCS_INACTIVE
OffsetRect frct, -(SMSize) + 2, 0
DrawFrameControl DrawDC, frct, DFC_CAPTION, DFCS_CAPTIONMIN
End If
End If
.Left = XBorder
.Right = .Right + 12
If tmpDC <> 0 Then
BitBlt tmpDC, .Left, .Top, .Right - .Left - 10, .Bottom - .Top, _
DrawDC, .Left, .Top, vbSrcCopy
ExcludeClipRect tmpDC, XBorder, XBorder, DestWidth, _
XBorder + (DestHeight - 1)
End If
'.Right - .Left - 8
End With
End Function

Public Function GradientCallback(ByVal hWnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, _
ByVal wParam As Long, ByVal lParam As Long) As Long
Dim OldGradProc As Long
Dim OldBMP As Long, NewBMP As Long
Dim rcWnd As RECT
Dim tmpFrm As Form
Dim tmpCol1 As Long, tmpCol2 As Long
Static GettingIcon As Boolean
GradhWnd = hWnd
OldGradProc = GetProp(GradhWnd, "OldMeProc")
If Not GettingIcon Then
GettingIcon = True
GradIcon = SendMessage(hWnd, WM_GETICON, 0, ByVal 0&)
GettingIcon = False
End If
Select Case wMsg
Case WM_NCACTIVATE, WM_MDIACTIVATE, WM_KILLFOCUS, WM_MOUSEACTIVATE
GetWindowRect GradhWnd, rcWnd
tmpDC = GetWindowDC(GradhWnd)
DrawDC = CreateCompatibleDC(tmpDC)
NewBMP = CreateCompatibleBitmap(tmpDC, rcWnd.Right - rcWnd.Left, 50)
OldBMP = SelectObject(DrawDC, NewBMP)
With rcWnd
hRgn = CreateRectRgn(.Left, .Top, .Right, .Bottom)
SelectClipRgn tmpDC, hRgn
OffsetClipRgn tmpDC, -.Left, -.Top
End With
If wMsg = WM_KILLFOCUS And GetParent(GradhWnd) <> 0 Then
GetColors False, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
ElseIf wMsg = WM_NCACTIVATE And wParam And _
(GetParent(GradhWnd) = 0) Then
GetColors True, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
ElseIf wMsg = WM_NCACTIVATE And wParam = 0 And _
(GetParent(GradhWnd) = 0) Then
GetColors False, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
ElseIf wParam = GradhWnd And GetParent(GradhWnd) <> 0 Then
GetColors False, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
ElseIf SendMessage(GetParent(GradhWnd), WM_MDIGETACTIVE, _
0, 0) = GradhWnd Then
GetColors True, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
ElseIf GetActiveWindow() = GradhWnd Then
GetColors True, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
Else
GetColors False, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
End If
DrawGradient tmpCol1, tmpCol2
SelectObject DrawDC, OldBMP
DeleteObject NewBMP
DeleteDC DrawDC
OffsetClipRgn tmpDC, rcWnd.Left, rcWnd.Top
GetClipRgn tmpDC, hRgn
If wMsg = WM_MOUSEACTIVATE Then
GradientCallback = MA_ACTIVATE
Else
GradientCallback = 1
End If
ReleaseDC GradhWnd, tmpDC
DeleteObject hRgn
tmpDC = 0
Exit Function

Case WM_SETTEXT, WM_NCPAINT, WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN, _
WM_NCRBUTTONDOWN, WM_SYSCOMMAND, WM_INITMENUPOPUP
GetWindowRect GradhWnd, rcWnd
tmpDC = GetWindowDC(GradhWnd)
DrawDC = CreateCompatibleDC(tmpDC)
NewBMP = CreateCompatibleBitmap(tmpDC, rcWnd.Right - rcWnd.Left, 50)
OldBMP = SelectObject(DrawDC, NewBMP)
With rcWnd
hRgn = CreateRectRgn(.Left, .Top, .Right, .Bottom)
SelectClipRgn tmpDC, hRgn
OffsetClipRgn tmpDC, -.Left, -.Top
End With
If (GetActiveWindow() = GradhWnd) Then
GetColors True, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
ElseIf SendMessage(GetParent(GradhWnd), WM_MDIGETACTIVE, _
0, 0) = GradhWnd Then
GetColors True, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
Else
GetColors False, tmpCol1, tmpCol2
End If
DrawGradient tmpCol1, tmpCol2
SelectObject DrawDC, OldBMP
DeleteObject NewBMP
DeleteDC DrawDC
OffsetClipRgn tmpDC, rcWnd.Left, rcWnd.Top
GetClipRgn tmpDC, hRgn
GradientCallback = CallWindowProc(OldGradProc, hWnd, WM_NCPAINT, _
hRgn, lParam)
ReleaseDC GradhWnd, tmpDC
DeleteObject hRgn
tmpDC = 0
If wMsg = (WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN And wParam <> HTSYSMENU And _
wParam <> HTCAPTION) Or wMsg = _
(WM_SYSCOMMAND And Not (wParam = SC_MOUSEMENU)) Then
GetCaptionRect GradhWnd, rcWnd
ExcludeClipRect tmpDC, rcWnd.Left, rcWnd.Top, _
rcWnd.Right, rcWnd.Bottom
ElseIf wMsg = WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN And wParam = HTCAPTION Then
If IsZoomed(GradhWnd) = 0 Then
GradientCallback = SendMessage(GradhWnd, WM_SYSCOMMAND, _
SC_MOVE, ByVal 0&)
End If
Exit Function
Else
Exit Function
End If
Case WM_SIZE
If hWnd = GradhWnd Then
SendMessage GradhWnd, WM_NCPAINT, 0, 0
End If
Case WM_SETCURSOR
Select Case LoWord(lParam)
Case HTTOP, HTBOTTOM
SetCursor LoadCursor(ByVal 0&, IDC_SIZENS)
Case HTLEFT, HTRIGHT
SetCursor LoadCursor(ByVal 0&, IDC_SIZEWE)
Case HTTOPLEFT, HTBOTTOMRIGHT
SetCursor LoadCursor(ByVal 0&, IDC_SIZENWSE)
Case HTTOPRIGHT, HTBOTTOMLEFT
SetCursor LoadCursor(ByVal 0&, IDC_SIZENESW)
Case Else
GoTo JustCallBack
End Select
GradientCallback = 1
Exit Function
End Select
JustCallBack:
GradientCallback = CallWindowProc(OldGradProc, hWnd, wMsg, wParam, lParam)
End Function

Public Sub GradientForm(frm As Form)
Dim tmpProc As Long
tmpProc = SetWindowLong(frm.hWnd, GWL_WNDPROC, _
AddressOf GradientCallback)
SetProp frm.hWnd, "OldMeProc", tmpProc
End Sub

Public Sub GradientReleaseForm(frm As Form)
Dim tmpProc As Long
tmpProc = GetProp(frm.hWnd, "OldMeProc")
RemoveProp frm.hWnd, "OldMeProc"
If tmpProc = 0 Then Exit Sub
SetWindowLong frm.hWnd, GWL_WNDPROC, tmpProc
End Sub

'Insert this code to your form:

Private Sub Form_Load()
GradForceColors = True
'Replace the 'True' below with 'False' if you want that the gradient will
'be drawn  horizonally.

GradVerticalGradient = True
'Set colors for active caption
GradForcedText = vbWhite
'Replace the two color values below to change the active title bar color
GradForcedFirst = &H800000
GradForcedSecond = &H8000
'Set colors for Inactive caption
GradForcedTextA = &HC0C0C0
'Replace the two color values below to change the inactive title bar color
GradForcedFirstA = vbBlack
GradForcedSecondA = vbBlue
GradientGetCapsFont
GradientForm Me
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
GradientReleaseForm Me
End Sub

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