Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

vb.net vs2008 office 2007 style windows forms app

Posted on 2008-10-07
3
Medium Priority
?
1,106 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi -

I just installed Visual Studio 2008 Professional.  Now using vb.net I want to create a windows forms application that has teh Microsoft Office 2007 style look and feel.  I expected this to be easily possible in VS2008, but maybe I am missing something.

I can create a ribbon using the tab control I guess, but how about the control box at upper left of the window which looks different from older windows forms app?  Are there any templates for this anywhere?


 
0
Comment
Question by:jtby
2 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Éric Moreau earned 500 total points
ID: 22659944
there are some 3rd parties out there that will help you acheive that look easily like http://www.infragistics.com/dotnet/netadvantage.aspx#Overview and http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms/overview.aspx

there are also some free tools like http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/NET/Code/Controls/index.asp
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Stephen Manderson
ID: 22661056
The best out of the box Microsoft style tools I have come across can be found here www.devexpress.com

Regards
Steve
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Cloud and Mobile-First Strategy

Maybe you’ve fully adopted the cloud since the beginning. Or maybe you started with on-prem resources but are pursuing a “cloud and mobile first” strategy. Getting to that end state has its challenges. Discover how to build out a 100% cloud and mobile IT strategy in this webinar.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could test whether an element is contained in an array by using a Contains method just like the one available on List objects? Wouldn’t it be good if you could write code like this? (CODE) In .NET 3.5, this is possible…
Calculating holidays and working days is a function that is often needed yet it is not one found within the Framework. This article presents one approach to building a working-day calculator for use in .NET.
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA. http://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/1478/Excel-Error-Handlin…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question