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, 13 Jun 2007 CPOL
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This code will help you in creating a customized form interface


This will simply show you code that can customize the Graphical User Interface in your Windows application.


I think you are familiar with the graphical user interface[GUI] of AVG Anti-Spyware Software... so what's new about that? Have you noticed that the GUI is like an edited photo? Have you noticed that it can move without dragging the title bar.

In this case, I will show you how we can actually do the same things.

Using the Code

Using this code will help you to customize your GUI:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace WindowsApplication1
    public partial class Form2 : Form
    {   public bool isMouseDown=false;
        public int xLast;
        public int yLast;
        private void pictureBox1_MouseUp(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            isMouseDown = false;

        private void pictureBox1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            if (isMouseDown)
                int newY = this.Top + (e.Y - yLast);
                int newX = this.Left + (e.X - xLast);

                this.Location = new Point(newX, newY);

        private void pictureBox1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e)
            isMouseDown = true;
            xLast = e.X;
            yLast = e.Y;

Points of Interest

In addition, did you know that you can make your own skins like in the WMP in this code?

You can do this as follows:

  • Get your edited photo <or your design Skins>
  • Place the photo in form application
  • Set Formborder to None
  • Set the Transparency of the form



  • 13th June, 2007: Initial post


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMoving Form like it should be Pinmemberngoj25-Oct-07 2:13 
GeneralSmarter Solution Pinmemberchristever22-Jun-07 19:28 
QuestionRe: Smarter Solution [modified] PinmemberThe_ERROR30-Jul-08 4:53 
GeneralNice, but here is a bunch of problems PinmemberMarcos Meli13-Jun-07 6:03 

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