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vb.net vs2008 office 2007 style windows forms app

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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?


 
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Éric Moreau earned 125 total points
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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
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The best out of the box Microsoft style tools I have come across can be found here www.devexpress.com

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