Advanced GUI Development with VB

Posted on 2004-10-23
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hello all,

I am trying to learn some advanced gui techniques with Visual Basic (more specifically VB6).  I like the look of programs like Ad-Aware and SmartBarXP (Which is developed entirely in VB).

How can I acheive the look of these programs using VB?  Is this accomplished with ActiveX Controls, User Controls, Picture Boxes, Image Controls, etc.

Are there any websites/documents devoted to this material?

Thanks in advance for any help.
Question by:TICarson
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    Hi Jaime,

    Thank you for the quick response.  I have already come across this product in my browsing travels.  I guess I maybe should have been alittle more specific in my question.

    I would like to achieve this possibly without using any third party controls.  Any other insight/suggestions?

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    You should look for vb skin samples may help you. Try a search, certainley you will get more information, articles and samples

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    For skin ActiveSkin is the best.
    For buttons look at Arcadia Buttons
    For grids and advanced controls: Infragistics and ComponentOne
    XP looks: OsenXPSuite

    Google will give you websites for all the above.
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