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#1 Epi

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hello, i wanted to know how can i make my custom mainwindow frame,widget graphic design with transparency,animations etc.
I did a little google search but i found nothing.
I dont ask for a spesific language ,although i'd prefer c#,java or python.
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 04:24 PM

With .NET you can create a GUI pretty easily with drag and drop. You may want to check it out. Java is pretty similar to C# so it shouldn't be to hard to create a GUI for it either, although it will require code, as Java doesnt have a drag and drop system(that I know of), but it is Cross-Platform. Now if you try something like C/C++ it will be much harder.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 02:45 AM

With .NET you can create a GUI pretty easily with drag and drop. You may want to check it out. Java is pretty similar to C# so it shouldn't be to hard to create a GUI for it either, although it will require code, as Java doesnt have a drag and drop system(that I know of), but it is Cross-Platform. Now if you try something like C/C++ it will be much harder.

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Thanks for the answer but i dont think you understood the question.I want the main window of the gui to have my own graphics instead of using the design of the OS.For example [ATTACH=CONFIG]4213[/ATTACH]

ps pls dont comment on photoshop skills :P
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:15 AM

Your attachment is invalid, try hosting it somewhere and link it back here.

But if you like all custom button, frame... you can always (at least in .net) use picturebox, and use an image of your button... a little bit more complex since you have to program the 3d effect on the click and everything, but if you really want that, it can do the tricks
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:24 AM

Your attachment is invalid, try hosting it somewhere and link it back here.

But if you like all custom button, frame... you can always (at least in .net) use picturebox, and use an image of your button... a little bit more complex since you have to program the 3d effect on the click and everything, but if you really want that, it can do the tricks

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:52 AM

Your picture is blank.

With that said, the answer will depend, first and foremost, on the language. C# has default widgets, Java has different default widgets. You can often get additional components with a more customized look and feel. C++ has dozens of GUI toolkits, some of which use the system's default widgets, and others that use their own, custom widgets. Until you get to a specific language, it's very hard to talk meaningfully about giving an application a particular look.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:17 AM

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@Vaielab,thanks that was helpfull
@WingedPanther I'm trying to find out with which language and tools it is easier to make a fully custom GUI, thanks for your reply.
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Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:35 AM

You should look into WPF its a type of project from .NET, Ive never really worked with it, but I hear its really customizable design wise.
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