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Posted on 2006-07-13
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Hi All,

Is there a tool, (Apart from Visio) that I can use to mock up my GUI? Visio on our work pc's is very slow and thought that there may be some other tools, (free tools I might add) that will allow be do design my GUI in XP Styles.

Thanks,

Sean
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by:Redwulf__53
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How about Visual Studio Express? It's free, but I can't promise its going to run faster than Visio. http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vb/
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Thanks Redwulf_53,

I use VS2005 Std for dev, and was hoping that I can use something to mockup rather than build as the GUI needs review and approval first...
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I don't think there are alternatives, and I don't see the problem with using VS for this; the GUI is a mock-up anyway as long as there is no code to handle the Events. And it makes it very easy to go from concept to development when the layout is approved.

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by:skv65
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DesignerVista mockup gui design software: http://www.designervista.com
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by:nzfire
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Hi skv65,

I see you have a vested interest in this software?!

Thanks for the idea, but you'll notice that I asked if there was a freely available software utility for this.

FYI: I now use VS2008 for all my GUI mockups and once approved, code in the events as per the reply/suggestion by Redwulf_53. I have tried commercially available software and found it to be too much like hard work LOL. Especially considering learning another piece of software and doing the work twice HAHA

Thanks again.
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