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A shiny orb button in GDI+

, 1 Jan 2008
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A button with a shiny orb effect on mouse hover.

Introduction

I was actually experimenting with different brush options to create a glassy orb, but it did not work .. But, I still liked the effect even though it wasn't really what I wanted .. So, I turned this into a button. Hopefully, someone may find this useful. When the world is going to WPF ...

Using the code

There aren't many options to play around with except that you can add image, text, and colors.. Do whatever you want with the code, and if you manage to create a shiny glass effect .. let me know. The code is short, and most of the implementation is in the OnPaint method.

The following is used to create the animation effect for the glowing light:

pgb1.FocusScales = new PointF(_focus, _focus);

where pgb1 is the PathGradientBrush.

Then, as a mouse hovers over, it kick starts a timer and increases the focus:

if (_focus < 0.9f)
    _focus = _focus + 0.1f;
}
else { 
    timer.Stop(); 
}

As focus reaches 1, the timer stops.

The reverse occurs when the mouse leaves the control.

History

  • Version 0.1

License

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

About the Author

Steve-Low-NextwaveSoft
Software Developer (Senior) www.nextwavesoft.com
United States United States
Senior Software Developer at nextwavesoft

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberMember 367289419-Jan-13 11:06 
GeneralMy vote of 1 Pinmembernettai16-Dec-08 21:29 
Questionhow can i Pinmembershahidashraf28-Aug-08 6:56 
GeneralNot very shiny PinmemberKing_kLAx2-Jan-08 10:15 
GeneralRe: Not very shiny Pinmembersllow2-Jan-08 13:58 
AnswerRe: Not very shiny PinmemberVartan Simonian2-Sep-08 17:14 

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