What is it?
This is a small tool to explore visual styles (aka themes) on Windows XP and
later, as provided by
It has been developed as an auxiliary tool to be used during the development of the mCtrl project but possibly other UI developers can find it useful too.
The tool as well as its sources can be downloaded from mCtrl website:
Theme Explorer is covered with MIT license, see the file
To run it, you need MS Windows XP or newer (because of
UXTHEME.DLL), and to
be really useful, you must have visual styles enabled in your Windows.