Winforms graphic UI - making it look pretty!
Posted on 2009-03-30
Bit of an open question, I'm looking for some help on sprucing up my winform applications. I've been building them for a few years now and after dabbling with WPF winforms just look dated.
I dont want to jump to WPF just yet, I use a lot of custom components/controls and I just dont think that WPF is mature enough for me to migrate yet - having to use 'work arounds' to get winform components working is just a pain. Hopefully come .net4.... :)
So my question: I'm loooking for some tutorials on making winforms UI more appealing to the eye, how to's on design graphical UI's for winforms, using graphics and GDI+. How would I add drop shadows to controls? How can I use gradients? I've had a look and cant really find anything of use.