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    Question GUI. Question

    hi

    I need some help here please

    I would like to develop a program, but I want the graphical user interface different from the regular Windows From, I need to design GUI similar For example to real player one program

    HOW CAN I DO LIKE THAT ?

    can any body help me in this...


    thanks
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    You'll want to learn about skins. The windows interface is just default. You can define your own bahvaior and appearance for everything from buttons to oval windows. Someone asked about how to do this recently - do a search on the forum for skins.

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    thank u very much mr.
    sean_mackrory

    i will try but can you try to explain me the concept only

    thanks alot

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    yes

    i found a thread here, and i found a link to flipcode
    http://www.flipcode.com/articles/art...n32skins.shtml

    but i think the language used was C++

    but what i want is on C#, so do u have any other resources

    thanks alot

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    I'm afraid not. MSDN is good for that sort of thing. Have a look yourself and if I find anything I'll let you know.

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    i will try but can you try to explain me the concept only
    Ansolutely. Like I said, what you see in most Windows applications is the default behavior. Windows specifies certain bitmaps to be default for all the buttons and other graphical elements you see. It defines the bahavior for such buttons, and the menus and form elements. Since it is usually done in an object oriented language (or in the case of C, an object oriented style of coding), it is possible to override certain parts of that code. That's what a skin is. It is a set of functions and attributes that have been overridden to still keep the basic functionality of a window, but to easily change simple things like the appearance.

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    http://www.windowsforms.net/ <- It's a site dedicated to working with the C# namespace for windowing. Right now there's a feature on how to make windows into different shapes - that should be a fun read for you. But search around and see what else they have.

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    really I can thank you enough Mr. sean_mackrory

    I do appreciate your help ..

    Another question please

    Can I develop my App first, then when I finish from it. I can apply the skinning process

    Is that Possible ? ( if yes, is it easer than doing it from the start ?)


    Thanks a lot.

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    Yeah I'm sure you could do that. I doubt it would be easier but I don't know first hand.

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