Problem: When using Object Nationalizer to make any changes to a VISUAL 6.5.x application, the browse buttons will get distorted or show portions of text instead of the normal ellipse graphic. This has been a known issue for a while and there wasn’t a workaround until now. This works for both direct edits of the executables and for modifications using Overlay files.
By Default … any changes will cause various buttons to look like this:
Using the Solution below, the buttons will look like this after saving with Object Nationalizer:
Cause of Problem:
The ellipsis is added during the compile of the executables, and since Object Nationalizer does not do a true compile, the ellipse graphics are sometimes lost.
Adding a properly named .manifest file to the VISUAL executable folder will add the ellipsis in modified windows.
How to create the MANIFEST file:
1. Open a new file in NOTEPAD
2. Name the file “MANIFEST.TXT”
3. Copy the following into the File and Save.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestversion="1.0">
4. Copy the MANIFEST.TXT file to your VISUAL executable directory for future reference.
5. For each VISUAL Executable file you need to modify, save a copy of this file with a new name.
6. Use Save As from Notepad to save the file to “EXENAME.EXE.MANIFEST” (EXENAME = Executable Name)
a. Example: Part Maintenance would be VMPRTMNT.EXE.MANIFEST
7. Presto! Use Object Nationalizer as usual and save the changes.