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I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that the
default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have all the
software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying to figure out
the part that replaces the default WinForms look.

Thanks,
Jorge

Jun 27 '08 #1
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On Apr 16, 4:18*pm, "Jorge Colon" <i...@2upmedia. comwrote:
I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that the
default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have all the
software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying to figure out
the part that replaces the default WinForms look.

Thanks,
Jorge
Hi,

Those programs can be used for web apps, for windows app they are
useless.
Take a look at some toolset like Infragistics, they support a lot of
customizations.
Jun 27 '08 #2
Ignacio Machin ( .NET/ C# MVP ) wrote:
On Apr 16, 4:18 pm, "Jorge Colon" <i...@2upmedia. comwrote:
>I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that
the default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have
all the software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying
to figure out the part that replaces the default WinForms look.

Thanks,
Jorge

Hi,

Those programs can be used for web apps, for windows app they are
useless.
Hardly. If you were talking about Flash or DHTML that would be true, but
Photoshop makes image files, which can certainly be used in Windows Forms or
WPF.
Take a look at some toolset like Infragistics, they support a lot of
customizations.

Jun 27 '08 #3
You want to learn Microsoft's Windows Presentation Format and Silverlight
which is a subset of WPF. You can make your own user interface or at the
very least use or acquire WPF controls that allow you to modify their design
surfaces.
"Jorge Colon" <in**@2upmedia. comwrote in message
news:ei******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that the
default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have all the
software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying to figure out
the part that replaces the default WinForms look.

Thanks,
Jorge
Jun 27 '08 #4
How do I handle checking to see if .Net 3.0 and Silverlight is installed?
Will my program work in XP without much of a hassle using WPF?

Jorge

"clintonG" <no****@nowhere .comwrote in message
news:uw******** *****@TK2MSFTNG P02.phx.gbl...
You want to learn Microsoft's Windows Presentation Format and Silverlight
which is a subset of WPF. You can make your own user interface or at the
very least use or acquire WPF controls that allow you to modify their
design surfaces.
"Jorge Colon" <in**@2upmedia. comwrote in message
news:ei******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
>I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that the
default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have all the
software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying to figure
out the part that replaces the default WinForms look.

Thanks,
Jorge
Jun 27 '08 #5
Each user must download and install a control just like upgrading Flash
requires. Its imposing the first time but after that rather transparent just
like Flash; clickety-click and its done.

You can get started learning about WPF at http://asp.net/ by watching a few
videos. You will also want to learn about and use the Expression Suite as
there is no way we can manually write all the XAML you will be learning
about.

As for determining which release of the framework is installed? Look into
the System.Environm ent namespace.

As for checking for versions of the framework? There is a class
System.Environm ent
"Jorge Colon" <in**@2upmedia. comwrote in message
news:%2******** ********@TK2MSF TNGP04.phx.gbl. ..
How do I handle checking to see if .Net 3.0 and Silverlight is installed?
Will my program work in XP without much of a hassle using WPF?

Jorge

"clintonG" <no****@nowhere .comwrote in message
news:uw******** *****@TK2MSFTNG P02.phx.gbl...
>You want to learn Microsoft's Windows Presentation Format and Silverlight
which is a subset of WPF. You can make your own user interface or at the
very least use or acquire WPF controls that allow you to modify their
design surfaces.
"Jorge Colon" <in**@2upmedia. comwrote in message
news:ei******* *******@TK2MSFT NGP02.phx.gbl.. .
>>I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that the
default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have all the
software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying to figure
out the part that replaces the default WinForms look.

Thanks,
Jorge
Jun 27 '08 #6
On Apr 16, 4:39*pm, "Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <r...@nospam.no spamwrote:
Ignacio Machin ( .NET/ C# MVP ) wrote:
On Apr 16, 4:18 pm, "Jorge Colon" <i...@2upmedia. comwrote:
I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that
the default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have
all the software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just trying
to figure out the part that replaces the default WinForms look.
Thanks,
Jorge
Hi,
Those programs can be used for web apps, for windows app they are
useless.

Hardly. *If you were talking about Flash or DHTML that would be true, but
Photoshop makes image files, which can certainly be used in Windows Forms or
WPF.
A regular html page can be designed (and usually is) using photoshop,
then imported into Firework where you "cut" it and create your page.
That's why I believe that the OP is trying to create win apps like he
does web.

That's why I said that they are useless (for the most part) in win
forms.
Jun 27 '08 #7
Ignacio Machin ( .NET/ C# MVP ) wrote:
On Apr 16, 4:39 pm, "Ben Voigt [C++ MVP]" <r...@nospam.no spamwrote:
>Ignacio Machin ( .NET/ C# MVP ) wrote:
>>On Apr 16, 4:18 pm, "Jorge Colon" <i...@2upmedia. comwrote:
I'm trying to find resources on GUI programming and C#. I find that
the default WinForms aren't aesthetically pleasing. I already have
all the software to make GUIs (Photoshop and Fireworks). Just
trying to figure out the part that replaces the default WinForms
look.
>>>Thanks,
Jorge
>>Hi,
>>Those programs can be used for web apps, for windows app they are
useless.

Hardly. If you were talking about Flash or DHTML that would be true,
but Photoshop makes image files, which can certainly be used in
Windows Forms or WPF.

A regular html page can be designed (and usually is) using photoshop,
then imported into Firework where you "cut" it and create your page.
That's why I believe that the OP is trying to create win apps like he
does web.

That's why I said that they are useless (for the most part) in win
forms.
I disagree. The same pieces of the "page", which are actually small
bitmaps, can be used in Windows Forms as the Form background, Panel
background, Button foreground, and so on.
Jun 27 '08 #8

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