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Hi,
 
I am a VC++ programmer (VS2005); I have always been more into Applications which needed Socket programming, STL,DB interactions,IOCP etc etc... more or less very little UI.
 
Now i want to design a Dashboard kind of application which i want to have multiple features like Widget , Animations kinds of stuff. I googled about it, there are some already built api's (which have some adv UI features), but i want to first learn the stuff.
 
I need your help in following things
1. Can i have all these features in VS2005 VC++ application.
2. Where can i find some references for learning the same.
3. How should i kick start learning developing such fully loaded UI in C++.
 
Any help is appreciated.
Posted 6-May-11 21:28pm
Edited 7-May-11 1:17am
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Solution 1

1. Yes
2. Google/MSDN
3. Google/MSDN
 
Much depends on your skills/experience/ability and it is impossible for us to judge that. Microsoft has hundreds of web pages that can help you, Google will find others, and there are plenty of articles here on CodeProject.
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ganeshkawade2003 at 7-May-11 13:38pm
   
Thanks Richard, for your reply, my 5 for the same, i do Google for the same, but i have never came across any VC++ application having animated UI , or a 3D UI etc , i don't mean it is not possible in VC++, still i have started working on direct X, let c....
Richard MacCutchan at 7-May-11 14:47pm
   
The question is really too broad for this forum; gaining the knowledge of the subjects you are interested in is largely a matter of research: the internet or the library, or both.
SAKryukov at 8-May-11 0:55am
   
This is exactly what I would do; but some book might also help. My 5 anyway.
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Solution 2

As Richard says, there are lots of articles here on UI.
 
You might not find one single article with all the features you want. My suggestion: pick an article that has some of the features you want, and then read the code; learn how it works. After that, try to add another feature you want. Then add another feature.
 
If you get stuck, ask here and we will help you.
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ganeshkawade2003 at 7-May-11 13:38pm
   
thanks, 5 !!!
SAKryukov at 8-May-11 0:55am
   
Can also be useful, my 5.
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Solution 3

Install Windows SDK v7.0. Go to ...\Samples\winui directory. Test Windows Ribbon sample with ribbon interface. In \Samples\mediafoundation check, for example, the MFPlayer2 sample. Can be enough for the beginning.
Good luck.
 
Sergey Chepurin.
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ganeshkawade2003 at 15-May-11 4:55am
   
Thanks mate, 5!

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