The LabVIEW control editor lets you modify how the built-in controls and indicators look. Walk through what you can do with the control editor, how to do it, and a behind-the-scenes look at how they created the new "Silver" control theme in LabVIEW 2011.
The attached "New 2011 Decorations.vi" includes the new decorations in LabVIEW 2011, which were used to make the Silver controls. Note that the gradients do not support transparent end points. Also note that the gradients and anti-aliasing of these decorations are only present on Windows.