After many windows 10 versions has microsoft ended up developing this api a bit further, so i decided to update the plugin
Blur will apply the regular blur effect that the plugin applied in version 1.0 (the middle one in the image bellow)
Acrylic will apply the new windows 10 acrylic effect to the window (the first one in the image bellow)
None will not affect anything and is mostly an option to allow you to disable the blur effect (the last one in the image bellow)
Note: The effect applies to the entire skin, only applying this effect to a section of the skin is sadly impossible.
In order to mix and match the borders can you select a few of the sides by piping them together. e.g will create a border on only the left and right side of the skin and not on the top and bottom.
Note: The sides with a border will gain a small shadow.
Note 2: The border exists one pixel outside the skin on the relevant sides and cannot be inside the skin.
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In windows 8.1 and bellow it simply won't work, so it should be safe, but there won't be any blur effects.
WARNING: this is an unofficial and undocumented method of achieving the blur effect in windows 10 and might therefore be changed in any update of windows 10. If that happens, then every skin using this plugin will loose the blur effect. You have been warned!
The skin is included if more reference is needed. (It will require 4.2 r3074 or above because it uses the new UsageMonitor )
Download: Here are the x86 and x64 dlls in case you want to bundle it with your skin You can find the sourcecode here: https://github.com/TheAzack9/FrostedGlass
If i broke anything, the please let me know and i will try my best to fix it