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my final project for the Bsc in computer science is to write a programme in vb 6. But the interface provided by vb6 is too old.the vb6 interface looks more like a windows 2000 which is very old. is there a way to use the same programming language but with a better interface?
Jan 7 '08 #1
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my final project for the Bsc in computer science is to write a programme in vb 6. But the interface provided by vb6 is too old.the vb6 interface looks more like a windows 2000 which is very old. is there a way to use the same programming language but with a better interface?
You could use VB 2005, hope I understand what you are saying...

Also, you may need to show some of your work for added support, especially that this is school work related.

Good luck with the project!
Jan 8 '08 #2

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my final project for the Bsc in computer science is to write a programme in vb 6. But the interface provided by vb6 is too old.the vb6 interface looks more like a windows 2000 which is very old. is there a way to use the same programming language but with a better interface?

Hi there, dadabee4u!

you could use API for that (if you know how to use it)

Good luck! (-.-)


Better Than Yesterday
Jan 8 '08 #3

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You could use VB 2005 ...
I would definitely recommend people start with VB 2005 or 2008 rather than VB6, but calling it the same language is stretching things a bit.
Jan 8 '08 #4

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my final project for the Bsc in computer science is to write a programme in vb 6. But the interface provided by vb6 is too old.the vb6 interface looks more like a windows 2000 which is very old. is there a way to use the same programming language but with a better interface?
What sort of project do you intend to create? What will the software do?

Have you studied GUI design and interaction design? You should be able to create an effective, elegant interface whether you're using VB 6 or some .NET language.

You could create funky virtual controls by drawing shapes on the form and handling MouseMove events, but ouch! that's a lot of work. A simpler and quicker route would be to create custom graphics for the standard set of controls; you'll find plenty of examples online explaining how this is done.

If you haven't already programmed in VB 2005, then you may want to invest a little more effort in the interface design rather than jumping from VB 6 to .NET. Depending on how much time you may have, I'd recommend looking up one or more of the following books in your library:

Universal Principles of Design by Lidwell, Holden, and Butler
About Face 3.0 by Alan Cooper
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Tog on Interface by Bruce Tognazzini
Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge
Jan 13 '08 #5

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Good advice. Designing a decent user interface has always been my weakpoint.

Oh! And I just remembered, you may want to have a look here: Add Vista Window Style To VB.
Jan 14 '08 #6

Ali Rizwan
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Hello,
I have a lot of threads here about graphics. You may take a look to all of them. They may help you a lot. They are about Effects, From Styles, different cool controls.

Serach for them.
Serach for Cool Form i think that ll help u a lot because no os has still that type of visuls.

For more helps to improve graphics interface using vb6 mail me or contact me using messenger. You ll find my email address from my profile(Click on my name or avatar).

Regards
>> ALI <<
Jan 14 '08 #7

lotus18
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But the interface provided by vb6 is too old.the vb6 interface looks more like a windows 2000 which is very old. is there a way to use the same programming language but with a better interface?
If you mean the IDE of the vb6 perhaps I'll agree with you but when you say the interface of the program made from vb6, I don't really agree with you. You can create with your own GUI. It is a matter of creativity and skills. Check this program made from vb6.0.
http://www.pscode.com/vb/scripts/Sho...66682&lngWId=1
Jan 14 '08 #8

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I can't find the article mentioned in the link.

Oh! And I just remembered, you may want to have a look here: Add Vista Window Style To VB.[/quote]
Aug 16 '08 #9

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Hellow CBrain the link you provide "Add Vista Window Style To VB" is not working properly , so please provide a valid link



I can't find the article mentioned in the link.

Oh! And I just remembered, you may want to have a look here: Add Vista Window Style To VB.
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Aug 20 '08 #10

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