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Posted on 2006-11-29
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Hi,
I am looking for a suite of shaped forms that i can use in my 2005 projects, the basic winform design is dated and boring.  Any one know of any good sites that offer alternatives to the basic winform.  I want to give my programs a new look.
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Thre is one quite interesting technique based on a form background image.
Have a look: http://www.angelfire.com/hero2/vbtutorials/Forms/CustomForms.html

The code is in VB however it's easy to follow and for the form shape technique you use just IDE
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There are lots of ways to do it in C#, it is just a matter of having an image and having the background of it set to transparent.  Then in the form set the necessary key for it.

Here is a really good site full of resources for shaping forms, making parts invisible etc.

http://www.java2s.com/Code/CSharp/GUI-Windows-Form/Irregularly-Shaped-Forms.htm
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