Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows)

Version: 
1.7.5
Release date: 
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014

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Styler/2 is an user interface enhancer for OS/2 Warp. Both the aesthetics and the behavior of various OS/2 Presentation Manager windows and controls can be easily modified to meet your needs. You will be able to use bitmaps and shades as titlebar backgrounds, choose any bitmap (of appropriate size) for the window buttons and enable all dialog windows to use your favorite font.

This program is included in eComStation as dedicated edition with the name eStyler.

A "special" thanks to Alessandro Felice Cantatore, the author, who on day 09/10/2014 has released under the GPL license V3, the source code of one of the most loved program by the OS/2 and eComStation users. Thank you Alessandro!

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. Unpack version 1.7.4 and update it with version 1.7.5; all the code related to shareware limitations has been removed. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.5 (1/4/2015) Readme/What's new
DLL and executable to update Styler/2 (Smart Windows) V.1.7.4 to V.1.7.5. All shareware limitations code removed. Many thanks to Alessandro Felice Cantatore.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/stlr175.zip
Source code (10/9/2014) Readme/What's new
This code, unlike eStyler for eComStation, does not require link to proprietary software
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/styler2_src_1-7-4.zip
Themes taken from the eCS_Themes package and converted over to Styler2 format. (29/3/2004) Readme/What's new
Themes taken from the eCS_Themes package and converted over to Styler2 format. Not all the themes are included from the eCS_Themes package. This package also includes some themes not presently found in the eCS_themes package.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/styler2_themes.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Warp 3, German version, 18/1/2004) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the German version for Warp 3.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174dew3.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (German version, 18/1/2004) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 (Smart Windows) V.1.7.4 - German.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174de.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Spanish version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Spanish version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174es.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Warp 3 - Spanish version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Spanish version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174esw3.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Italian version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Italian version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174it.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Warp 3 - Italian version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Italian version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174itw3.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Russian version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Russian version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174ru.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Warp 3, Russian version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Russian version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174ruw3.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Swedish version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Swedish version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174sv.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Warp 3, Swedish version, 19/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 is a program which enhances both the aesthetics and the functionality of OS/2 Warp. This is the Swedish version.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174svw3.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 (Warp 3, 5/12/2003) Readme/What's new
Version 1.7.4 Now it is possible to use bitmaps of any size for the frame controls (i.e. maximize, minimize, close buttons etc.). I provided a sample set of frame control bitmaps for XGA or better resolution (win9x-s.bmp) which are 18x22 rather than 22x22 pixels (with the exception of the system menu which is 24x22 pixels). The image below shows the difference between standard and custom sized frame controls. Notes: 1.this new feature doesn't work correctly with windows based on the Odin library. The problem will be corrected in the near future. 2.the titlebar preview, in the Styler/2 preferences program, cannot display correctly custom size bitmaps. The Roll/unroll all windows and Hide/unhide all windows functions, previously available only via hot key, can now be executed by opening the corresponding icons created by the Styler/2 installer. The objects icon can be dragged onto the Launchpad/WarpCenter/xCenter/eCenter to roll/unroll or hide/show all windows with a simple mouse click. Usually the installer asks for confirmation before overwriting a bitmap file if it is newer then the file beeing installed. This is useful only if you modified the original bitmaps. Overwriting does not affect new bitmaps you created, with a different name, in the application subdirectories. To exclude the overwrite prompt open a command window in the path where you unzipped the distribution package and type: SET STLROVERWRITE=YES <enter> then: INSTALL <enter> In some particular cases, in Warp 3, the frame controls were not displayed in the correct order. Frame windows based on the Odin libraries now respect the position of the close button with the exception of the left position option (which currently does not work in any kind of window). Various other minor bugs have been corrected.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174w3.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.3 (Russian language files, 16/10/2003) Readme/What's new
Russian language files for Styler/2 1.7.3
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw173ru.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7 (Russian language files, 7/7/2003) Readme/What's new
Russian language files for Styler/2 v.1.7
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw170ru.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.6.4.1 (German version, 17/7/2001) Readme/What's new
This German version is untested. If you experience any problem with it please copy stlres13.dll from the English, Russian or Italian version. New in version 1.6.4.1: * Various minor bug fixes, performance improvements and updates. Hopefully some previously misbehaving applications now should work correctly. * New titlebar bitmaps * A new titlebar button theme by Don Eitner * A new close titlebar button by Marco Cassili I'm currently still working at Styler/2 version 2. I'm completely re-writing it, and as I improve the old code I transfer part of the new code to the current version of Styler/2. A first alpha version of Styler/2 v.2 should be available in few days.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw164de.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.6.4.1 (Italian version, 17/7/2001) Readme/What's new
--- Cosa c'è di nuovo --- Le versioni 1.2.1, 1.2.2 e 1.2.3, che sono state distribuite come patch, risolvono: * Un bug con le sessioni WinOS2 che impediva l'avvio di una nuova sessione, o il corretto shutdown del sistema. * Le eccezioni del programma non funzionavano correttamente dopo il reboot. * Il ripristino delle finestre minimizzate mentre sono arrotolate. * La minimizzazione, ripristino o massimizzazione delle finestre di comandi in stato di riduzione alla barra del titolo (arrotolamento). * La bitmap di srotolamento erroneamente visualizzata come un bottone della barra del titolo dove la bitmap di arrotolamento è appropriata (escudendo il caso dove entrambe le opzioni Auto-srotolare all'attivazione e Auto-arrotolare alla disattivazione sono attive). * Un serio problema con il movimento e il dimensionamento delle finestre disabilitate da un dialogo modale. Questa è la lista dei cambiamenti, aggiornamenti e correzioni apportati della versione 1.6.0 (smw160.zip). * Il mio precedente conto bancario presso la Deutsche Bank non è più valido. Si prega controllare le altre forme di pagamento disponibili. * Le scorciatoie per le operazioni della clipboard (copia, taglia, incolla) tramite il mouse, ora funzionano anche nei campi di editazione multilinea, testi statici, bottoni e liste così come nei normali campi di immisione. * Le scorciatoie del mouse e della tastiera nelle finestre comandi sono stati migliorate e ora funzionano più coerentemente anche se il tasto per il Maiuscolo è stato scelto come parte delle combinazioni da tastiera. * Ora è possibile allineare al centro il testo della barra del titolo. * Ora è possibile rimuovere automaticamente la barra di scorrimento orizzontale che appare nelle finestre comandi quando si incrementa la dimensione tramite il comando MODE. * Ora è possibile operare sempre in modo INSERIMENTO quando si lavora con le finestre a comandi. * Ora i tasti con le frecce del tastierino numerico possono essere usati per muovere e ridimensionare le finestre a comandi. * Per gli utenti registrati, l'applicazione delle preferenze non visualizza più (non registrato) quando il programma viene disabilitato e quindi riabilitato (sebbene tale dicitura viene ancora visualizzata se il programma non è registrato). * Ora è possibile scegliere alcune combinazioni di tasti per compiere diverse operazioni (ordinamento, aggiornamento, disposizione icone, etc.) nelle finestre delle cartelle. * Ora è possibile far sì che i tasti Windows eseguano diverse operazioni utili come l'apertura della cartella di Impostazione del sistema, l'accesso ai menu del warp center, arrotolare o nascondere tutte le finestre, ecc. * La funzione Muovere il puntatore sulla finestra attiva è stata migliorata. Il movimento del puntatore del mouse viene elaborato in un thread separato ed è possibile impostare il numero dei passi necessari per lo spostamento.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw164it.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.6.3 (update, 8/3/2001) Readme/What's new
Styler/2 v.1.6.3 update for all NLVs. To install: Run: REPLMOD \OS2\DLL\SMARTWIN.DLL and then COPY SMARTWIN.DLL \OS2\DLL and then reboot. Features: Some optimizations and bug corrections.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw163up.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.6.1 (8/6/2000) Readme/What's new
Versions 1.2.1, 1.2.2 and 1.2.3, distributed as patches, fixed several problems: WinOS2 session bug blocking the start of new WinOS2 sessions and the proper shutdown of the system. Program exceptions not working correctly after reboot. Restoring windows which were minimized while in rolled state. Minimizing, restoring or maximizing command windows in rolled state. The Unroll bitmap wrongly displaying as a titlebar button where the Roll bitmap is needed (excluding the case where both the options Auto-unroll when getting focus and Auto-roll when losing focus are active). A serious problem with window moving or resizing while the window is disabled by a modal dialog. This is the list of what has been changed, updated, added or fixed in version 1.6.0 (smw160.zip) since the latest release. My previous bank account at the Deutsche Bank is no longer valid. Please check the other available forms of payment . Mouse clipboard shortcuts now work in multiline edit fields, static texts, buttons and list boxes as well as in ordinary entry fields. Both mouse and keyboard shortcuts in command windows have been improved and now work more consistently even if the Shift key has been chosen as part of the keyboard combination. Now it is possible to center align the text of the titlebars. Now it is possible to automatically remove the horizontal scrollbar which appears in command windows when you increase the size by the MODE command. Now it is possible to always operate in insert mode when working with command windows. Now the arrow keys of the numeric keypad can be used for moving or resizing the command windows. For registered users, the Preferences Notebook no longer displays (unregistered) when the program is disabled and then re-enabled (although it still will display that if the program is not actually registered). Now it is possible to choose some keyboard combinations to perform various operations (sort, refresh, arrange, etc.) in folder windows. Now it is possible to make the window keys perform various useful operations like opening system folders, accessing the WarpCenter, rolling or hiding all windows, etc.. The Move the pointer to the focus window feature has been improved. The mouse pointer movement is managed in a separate thread and can be adjusted in incremental steps [fractions of a second]. New in version 1.6.1: Trial time extended to 60 days. The program should work correctly even when PMSHELL.EXE is not used as PROTSHELL (see your config.sys file). The documentation has been updated.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw161.zip
Styler/2 and eStyler for eComStation (Smart Windows) v. 1.7.4 () Readme/What's new
Version 1.7.4 Now it is possible to use bitmaps of any size for the frame controls (i.e. maximize, minimize, close buttons etc.). I provided a sample set of frame control bitmaps for XGA or better resolution (win9x-s.bmp) which are 18x22 rather than 22x22 pixels (with the exception of the system menu which is 24x22 pixels). The image below shows the difference between standard and custom sized frame controls. Notes: 1.this new feature doesn't work correctly with windows based on the Odin library. The problem will be corrected in the near future. 2.the titlebar preview, in the Styler/2 preferences program, cannot display correctly custom size bitmaps. The Roll/unroll all windows and Hide/unhide all windows functions, previously available only via hot key, can now be executed by opening the corresponding icons created by the Styler/2 installer. The objects icon can be dragged onto the Launchpad/WarpCenter/xCenter/eCenter to roll/unroll or hide/show all windows with a simple mouse click. Usually the installer asks for confirmation before overwriting a bitmap file if it is newer then the file beeing installed. This is useful only if you modified the original bitmaps. Overwriting does not affect new bitmaps you created, with a different name, in the application subdirectories. To exclude the overwrite prompt open a command window in the path where you unzipped the distribution package and type: SET STLROVERWRITE=YES <enter> then: INSTALL <enter> In some particular cases, in Warp 3, the frame controls were not displayed in the correct order. Frame windows based on the Odin libraries now respect the position of the close button with the exception of the left position option (which currently does not work in any kind of window). Various other minor bugs have been corrected.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/util/wps/smw174.zip
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