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Skinning and great looking apps....

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I am interested in any controls or techniques that may allow me to make my
Winforms (.Net 2.0) more visually appealing.

I am especially interested in visual interfaces that look like those of
TuneUp Utilities 2006. You can see an example at
http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/tuneuputils.htm and
http://www.tune-up.com/images/screen...mcontrol_1.jpg.

Any tools or techniques that you can share would be most appreciated.

Thanks!
Mar 24 '06 #1
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On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 04:17:42 -0500, "Jim Hubbard"
<re***@groups.please> wrote:
I am interested in any controls or techniques that may allow me to make my
Winforms (.Net 2.0) more visually appealing.

I am especially interested in visual interfaces that look like those of
TuneUp Utilities 2006. You can see an example at
http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/tuneuputils.htm and
http://www.tune-up.com/images/screen...mcontrol_1.jpg.

Any tools or techniques that you can share would be most appreciated.

Thanks!


The specfic example in the first link can easily be replicated with no
special controls plus some good .png type graphic files created in
PhotoShop or similiar app. It is a dialog type form, not sizeable,
and has no other native controls that would display elements of the
default visual style. But in a multiform application, one would
probably want to use a "complete" skin control:
http://www.sunisoft.com/irisskin/index.htm
http://www.skincrafter.com/

In the second link, the only special control item is the
NavigationBar. Here is one example:
http://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/XtraNavBar/

Gene
Mar 24 '06 #2

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Gene,

Thanks so much for the links!

Jim Hubbard

"gene kelley" <ok**@by.me> wrote in message
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On Fri, 24 Mar 2006 04:17:42 -0500, "Jim Hubbard"
<re***@groups.please> wrote:
I am interested in any controls or techniques that may allow me to make my
Winforms (.Net 2.0) more visually appealing.

I am especially interested in visual interfaces that look like those of
TuneUp Utilities 2006. You can see an example at
http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshots/tuneuputils.htm and
http://www.tune-up.com/images/screen...mcontrol_1.jpg.

Any tools or techniques that you can share would be most appreciated.

Thanks!


The specfic example in the first link can easily be replicated with no
special controls plus some good .png type graphic files created in
PhotoShop or similiar app. It is a dialog type form, not sizeable,
and has no other native controls that would display elements of the
default visual style. But in a multiform application, one would
probably want to use a "complete" skin control:
http://www.sunisoft.com/irisskin/index.htm
http://www.skincrafter.com/

In the second link, the only special control item is the
NavigationBar. Here is one example:
http://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/XtraNavBar/

Gene

Mar 24 '06 #3

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