Where do I find the icons / animations recommended in the Windows 7 UX guide?
The Windows 7 UX guide has nice illustrations and examples of icons, but I really can't find them in the SDK. Are they hiding somewhere, or are they not available ?
If you are talking about the common UI icons, then you are supposed to get them programmatically. For instance, you can use
var errIcon: HICON; begin errIcon := LoadIcon(0, IDI_ERROR); DrawIcon(Canvas.Handle, 10, 10, errIcon),
(Delphi code) to draw an error icon.
To draw other visual elements, you need to use the visual themes API, e.g. the
DrawThemeBackground function that accepts a class, part, and state and then draws it: