Win32::VisualStyles is a module to apply visual (aka XP) styles to perl windows without having to add a manifest to the perl bin directory. There are also APIs to control what styling is used. The module should do nothing on platforms that don't support visual styles (pre-XP), and should have no detrimental effects if your perl alreay has a "v6 manifest". Feedback welcome on the perl-win32-gui-users list.