Enhanced graphic forms with VisualC++

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    Enhanced graphic forms with VisualC++

    Hello I'd like to create a GUI which looks like some MP3 player or video players, you know: "strange" window shape, round buttons, great shaded graphic and so on. Is there some hint to make it easy?

    Thanks a lot!
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    I think you need some kind of external library to do that, because the programs that do that always seem to come with special DLLs. (Netscape 8, for example.)
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    For win2000 and later you also have the option of using layered windows.

    Search this board - techniques such as 'skinning' have been discussed before.
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