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RTM Production 1.0.0.6 English examples

Google Talk look and feel
A simple form using transparencies and curved corners.
Down.png GoogleStyleRTM1.0.0.6.zip C#

Outlook 2003 look and feel
A form using the NavigationPane and GradientCaption controls to give a Outlook 2003 look.
Down.png OutlookExampleRTM1.0.0.6.zip C#

Dynamically adding navigation pane panels to the NavigationPane control (coming soon)
How to add navigation pane panels to the NavigationPane at run time.
Down.png DynamicNavigationPaneRTM1.0.0.6.zip C#

Ribbon bar panel look and feel (coming soon)
How to use the GradientPanel and GradientNavigationButton controls to approximate a Office 2007 ribbon bar item.

A logon dialog using the GradientAnimation control
A logon dialog using the GradientAnimation control with ApplicationContext and a BackgroundWorker.
Down.png AnimatedLogonRTM1.0.0.6.zip C#

Curved corners and back colors (coming soon)
Curved corners dos and don’ts.

Different glass appearances with the GradientPanel (coming soon)
Using the GradientPanel glass properties to get different looks.

Scrolling and gradient backgrounds
A simple form with a gradient background that scrolls the controls but not the gradient.
Down.png GradientBackgroundAndScrollRTM1.0.0.6.zip C#

RC 1 English examples

Google Talk look and feel
A simple form using transparencies and curved corners.
Down.png GoogleStyleRC1.zip C#

Outlook 2003 look and feel
A form using the NavigationPane and GradientCaption controls to give a Outlook 2003 look.
Down.png OutlookExampleRC1.zip C#

Dynamically adding navigation pane panels to the NavigationPane control (coming soon)
How to add navigation pane panels to the NavigationPane at run time.
Down.png DynamicNavigationPaneRC1.zip C#

A logon dialog using the GradientAnimation control
A logon dialog using the GradientAnimation control with ApplicationContext and a BackgroundWorker.
Down.png AnimatedLogonRC1.zip C#

Scrolling and gradient backgrounds
A simple form with a gradient background that scrolls the controls but not the gradient.
Down.png GradientBackgroundAndScrollRC1.zip C#

Beta 4 English examples

Google Talk look and feel
A simple form using transparencies and curved corners.
Down.png GoogleStyleBeta4.zip C#

Outlook 2003 look and feel
A form using the NavigationPane and GradientCaption controls to give a Outlook 2003 look.
Down.png OutlookExampleBeta4.zip C#

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Last edited Oct 8, 2006 at 4:11 AM by scorn, version 49

Comments

mrmiller96 May 31, 2008 at 6:10 AM 
never mind :) I found the start and stop methods.

mrmiller96 May 31, 2008 at 6:05 AM 
BTW, really awesome controls!

mrmiller96 May 31, 2008 at 6:03 AM 
This might be a dumb question regarding the GradientAnimation control... how exactly is it animated? I can change the gradient properties and all that, it's gor a 'speed' and and 'interval' property, but no events or methods or other properties that I can find dealing with an actual animation... It looks cool, but how does it work?

scorn Aug 17, 2006 at 2:28 AM 
Also, Rabbit is working on the Outlook look and feel example now.

scorn Aug 17, 2006 at 2:27 AM 
Thank you! That does work well. I'll post the example with these changes as soon as the next version is released.

zeneves Aug 16, 2006 at 1:03 PM 

Great Work!
I Have tried your code and i suggest:

Where you write :
//this needs to change ugly redraw
Try:
this.Refresh();

This makes makes your redraw "less ugly".

If you want to make it perfect, just change main form property [DoubleBuffered] from True to False.


zeneves
Portugal