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Hello, I want to design a small application that has similar GUI object (buttons/knobs) as the MP3 player called "Sonique" (http://sonique.lycos.com/) - just for an example. Can anybody give me a good starting point on how to design this application. For example, the tools I will need as a developer to accomplish this? Or some good web pages too... Thank you! Larry

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Try Codeguru for all your really-spiffy-looking-control needs.

I''m hoping you already have a compiler (VC++ 6 would be good so you get MFC, which makes this sort of app easier). You''ll also need to do a search for CRgn to see how to make non-rectangular windows (there''s an article on there, it''s really easy, 5 lines of code pretty much).

You might want to try making a "normal" app first if you''ve never done this before to get used to things like messaging queues and using controls, then you can make it cool-looking.

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Thanks!

Yes, I have all that... I''m an application developer and the cool GUI look and feel is new to me. So... I was wondering if there was a library for sale that I could purchase and save time. :-)

- Larry

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Original post by felisandria

Try Codeguru for all your really-spiffy-looking-control needs.

I''m hoping you already have a compiler (VC++ 6 would be good so you get MFC, which makes this sort of app easier). You''ll also need to do a search for CRgn to see how to make non-rectangular windows (there''s an article on there, it''s really easy, 5 lines of code pretty much).

You might want to try making a "normal" app first if you''ve never done this before to get used to things like messaging queues and using controls, then you can make it cool-looking.


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Original post by felisandria

Codeguru has basically everything you will need to make a Sonique-style interface, and the source is free and available for download.


Just a question. I''ve not been to codeguru before (and can''t behind my proxy right now), and was wondering something. Do they also have code for Visual Basic?


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