Windows Sidebar Styler - an application designed to allow Windows Vista users to tweak the Sidebar’s User Interface. In addition to the normal, resource-related view, the application provides a preview mode where the user can see what the Sidebar would look like if the style is applied (it works provided that Sidebar is available and loaded).
Implemented is support for WsStyles files that let you create style files and share them with other users easily.
An automatic back-up file is always created before applying a style so that an earlier version of the executable can be restored.
Note: In Windows Vista you might have to take ownership of %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe and give your user account full control over the file, even though testers have confirmed that the application does it automatically.
´Patched’ Windows Sidebar
The application also handles the emulated version patched by Rafael and ZoRoNaX (available here). However, exceeding the size of the original images might result in a corrupted executable file (you are warned by the application if that is the case).
* Windows XP, Server 2003 or Vista build 5342 or newer.
* If used in Windows XP or Server 2003, the Sidebar executable file has to be ‘patched’ (see above for details).
* .NET Framework 2.0 (pre-installed on Windows Vista and Server Code Name: “Longhorn.”