Style XP is not a skinning engine. It uses Microsoft's built-in visual style engine, but enhances it by providing many useful tools. Style XP can import, select, rotate, and manage themes, visual styles, wallpapers, logons, bootscreens, icons, and explorer bar. Future versions may support sounds, cursors, screensavers, and packages of all the above. How does it work? Instead of lines and gradients, the XP user interface natively supports the use of skinned bitmap controls (a visual style). This is Microsoft's own innovation. Style XP includes its own visual styles.
StyleXP FAQ -- Jan 18, 2005
Q: I purchased StyleXP 2.0, do I get StyleXP 3.0 for free?
A: In almost all cases, YES. We said free upgrades for a year, and we kept our promise. If there is a problem with upgrading please email [email protected]
Q: What is new in StyleXP 3.0?
A: StyleXP 3.0 has several important bug fixes to StyleXP 2.0. In addition, it now supports Cursors. You can also edit the Cursor Sets to customize the cursors for your own look.
Q: Why should I upgrade to StyleXP 3.0?
A: If you are happy with StyleXP 2.0 and require no additional features, then there is no need to upgrade. If you feel you would enjoy the new features...................................