MenuStrip & ToolStrip look like Office 2007?

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    MenuStrip & ToolStrip look like Office 2007?

    hi!
    i wondered if it was possible to make a the app (menuStrips and toolStrips) look like office 2007?
    i guess i need to use .net framework, but i dont know how.
    would apprecheate any help
    bye!

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    I would say it's possible via many 3rd part libraries for C++ and it's probably available in Microsoft's .NET Framework, as well. You might just need to select which way you want to go.
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    well, what do you reecomend for me? i would spontanely say .net framework...
    if thats what is good, tell me: how do i implement it?

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    I don't really know how to create those user controls at all, via either language, I'm afraid to say.
    However, I can almost certainly say it's going to be harder in C++ (and you may have to pay for a 3rd party library, too).
    If you can use C#, then I would probably say it's the easiest.
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    actually, we are in the c# forums right now...

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    Just enter the visual designer (or whatever it's called). Here you can simply drag-n-drop a toolstrip then fill it with items. It has a typical "flashy" layout, if it's the same as Office2007 I dunno, but with some skillz you could hack the paint methods and make it look better.
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    i dont have the skills needed to hack the toolstrip to make it look like office 2007... thats why i'm askin for help here

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    I believe he's talking about the Ribbon effects. My visual Studio only has the 2003 style toolstrips, not the ribbon

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    Well, a search on google revealed this as the first hit. Maybe something to look closer on?
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    that seems to be for web applications. i'm looking to something to implement into a windows form.

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    Since when could you not use Windows Forms Controls for both web and desktop apps? Though it does say it's for WPF.

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    so how exactly do i _use_ this stuff?

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    Most likely the same way you use a user control. You download the library they provide, add a reference to your project, and add the controls to your toolbox.

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    Cool Ribbon tool bars

    Those types of menu & tool bars are referred to as Ribbons and this is a specially designed end-user oriented product for developers and is basically the redefined or hacked GUI libraries and controls. These tools are licensed to individuals that do not want to rework the GUI elements themselves. Purchase a license otherwise you are going to have to do it yourself as this kind of design is not very trivial.

    If you got some time and wish to investigate the possibilities of creating your own menus, toolbars; etc. visit "The Code Project" and navigate to their C# resources as there are many, many posts with examples and source code for overiding GUI elements and creating 'custom controls.'

    If you are seriously considering the possibility of just purchasing a license to use a Ribbon style set of controls do a Google for .Net Ribbon tool Bars or .Net Ribbon Menu Strip controls as I'm quite certain these searches will yield some interesting results for you.

    I, myself, find that the Outlook toolbars are far more intuitive and realestate friendly on a varied number of monitors. An example of this is VS C#.Net Express Ed.'s slide in menu with the Outlook collapsible controls that contain all of your drag & drop control elements. This is optimized resource handling to the max approaching space as an asset to be managed like in real world business. Business objects 101 anyone?

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    As for me, I'll leave the GUI creations for the experts

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