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iTunes now Cocoa?
Authored by: ngb on May 23, '03 11:33:17AM

Don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but iTunes 4 now has the recessed button brushed metal look instead of the older raised button look. This leads me to believe that it's been re-written as a Cocao app. Can anyone confirm?

Nate



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iTunes now Cocoa?
Authored by: dr_turgeon on May 23, '03 12:59:04PM

My guess is that the iTunes team has simply started using the proper system resources to achieve the 'metal' look. BTW, I think an app can use both the Carbon and Cocoa frameworks.



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iTunes now Cocoa?
Authored by: Typhoon14 on May 23, '03 06:43:55PM

iTunes is not a cocoa app, nor does it load the standard system resources for the metal look. This is best seen if you use a different theme, the iTunes widgets will not change to reflect the widgets from that theme.



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iTunes now Cocoa?
Authored by: Metal Baron on May 25, '03 11:04:28AM

If you have "Silk" (freeware Silk enables the Quartz text rendering and smoothing introduced in Mac OS X 10.1.5 in all Carbon applications - available from http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/) you can use its pane in System Preferences to check whether an application is Carbon or Cocoa (text from the Silk pane: "Drop an application in the square to the left to find out if it is a Carbon application and should be affected by Silk.")

Silk says "iTunes is a Carbon or Java application. It will be affected by Silk."



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