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Hello Everyone..

My question is: How can I design a form like i want, meaning I want to make this form (compiled with Visual Studio C++/CLR) new, like i want, modern, beautifull..
but I cant do this with visual studio 2008...
I can create just a form that is like Windows XP theme....

sorry for my low english, and sorry if i cant explain well my problem... anyway i want to design a modern form :D, how can i do it? without QT,... bcos i can code only in Visual Studio ..

Thank You
Posted 3-May-13 12:05pm
Updated 3-May-13 12:59pm
ThePhantomUpvoter 3-May-13 18:28pm
We would have no idea what "a form like i want" would be or what you think "modern, beautifull" means. Search around for control suites, most have free trials, and check them out. Search CodeProject for articles that go along with what you want to do.
Eni Kokalari 3-May-13 18:37pm
i mean .... i dont want a form like this :

i want to do something like this for example :

i just want to create a beautifull and comfortable form design ....
Frankly, the second one looks really ugly, maybe even worse then really ugly first one. What did you really never saw good designs?
I would take a considerable time to show you some good examples, so, sorry, I cannot take this responsibility.
And please, don't repeat "I want", we already know that. Not really impressive... :-)
ThePhantomUpvoter 3-May-13 18:48pm
Okay so you just need to go find a control suite that looks the way you want. The first example looks like just the stock controls where the second example looks like WPF to me.

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Solution 1

You can do it by doing some really thoughtful, beautiful design and development work, based on beautiful experience. The common recommendations cannot fit in a Quick Answer, but please see some of my past answers:
GUI Apperance - C#.Net [in brief],
GUI Apperance - C#.Net [more detailed],
Code behind class implementation[^],
how to dock button so that it can adjust with the form[^],
Zom Out malfunctions when Screen resolution changes[^],
Counting ListView items, SelectedItems returns wrong value[^].

See also:
How to populate a CList with values from dialog controls?[^],
Error Logging and Screen Shot.[^],
Catching an Exception[^],
Handling exceptions in class library (dll)[^],
Exception Details: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {0006F03A-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} failed due to the following error:...[^],
Does Exception in C# Constructor Cause Caller Assignment to Fail?[^],[^],
How to Create MDI Parent Window in WPF?[^].


Sorry that most or all of those answers are in C#. Every advice is equally applicable to C++/CLI. If you need clarifications on some techniques specific to C++/CLI (it would mostly related to syntax, but, in rare cases, not just that), we will gladly help.


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