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Changing appearance of our Windows applciation? How?

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We have a rather big Windows application which includes an MDI and children
Forms. We would like to change its appearance dramatically (nicer controls:
buttons, tab controls, textboxes, grids) without having to modify the
existing code. We can do minor changes to the application, but we cannot do
anything big since this application's already been time-tested and many
clients are already using them

Is there an inexpensive way of doing this? Maybe purchasing differente
skins?
We were thinking of Prof-UIS but we want something more inexpensive. We've
also tried their demo and we're having trouble with it.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
VS2005
Jul 11 '07 #1
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Hi Doc,

I searched the code project web site and found a free library and tools
USkin to developers for easily adding skins to their software UI.

You may visit the following link to get more information about USkin:

'Use the free USkin Toolkit to skin your application
http://www.codeproject.com/library/USkin.asp

Hope this is what you want.

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Jul 12 '07 #2

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On Jul 11, 5:45 pm, "Doc John" <no emailwrote:
We have a rather big Windows application which includes an MDI and children
Forms. We would like to change its appearance dramatically (nicer controls:
buttons, tab controls, textboxes, grids) without having to modify the
existing code. We can do minor changes to the application, but we cannot do
anything big since this application's already been time-tested and many
clients are already using them

Is there an inexpensive way of doing this? Maybe purchasing differente
skins?
We were thinking of Prof-UIS but we want something more inexpensive. We've
also tried their demo and we're having trouble with it.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
VS2005
You might try looking at a product called IrisSkin. I looked at it
awhile back and it seemed fairly simple.

Chris

Jul 12 '07 #3

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Hi Doc,

How about the problem now?

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Linda Liu
Microsoft Online Community Support

Jul 16 '07 #4

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