[FIX:] Value creation failed at line 472

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

    New York City
    Fixing the dreaded "Parser Message: Value creation failed at line 472" error:

    This is a problem with the file shellstyle.dll, which is included in most visual styles, and usually occurs when you apply pre-SP1 visual styles on an SP1 machine.

    Try to get an updated theme from the original author first. Many themes have been updated to support SP1.

    If you can't find an update use the following steps to fix the problem:

    1.) Go to your /WINDOWS/Resources/Themes directory, or wherever you may have your
    themes located.
    2.) Go into the directory of the theme your currently using.
    Example: Using 'Semplice' by KoL? Navigate to /WINDOWS/Resources/Themes/Semplice
    3.) Go into the folder called 'Shell" within the previous directory.
    4.) Inside you'll find a folder with a file called 'shellstyle.dll' inside. Now remember the name of the theme your using? (Example: Semplice). You need to rename this folder from Shell to the name of the theme your currently using. If you don't know the exact name, go to Display Properties, and try to Display/Show the theme, the name you see in Display Properties is the name you need to change the 'Shell' folder to.
    Example: Using Semplice as an example, the Shell folder for that theme is called 'Shell', in this situation you'll need to rename the folder to 'Semplice'. Easy enough, right?
    Note that for multi-part themes, aka themes with more than one variation or color, you'll need to rename each corresponding 'Shell' folder to what is displayed in Display Properties when you try to apply the theme.
    5.) Now that you've changed the 'Shell' folder name to correspond with the visual styles name, reapply the theme.
    6.) Go to Add/Remove Programs, and voila!
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Copenhagen, Denmark
    It is caused by the new icons in add/remove.