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Widget implemention in VB.NET (Designing a Prototype)

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I am trying to work on a project that involves working with a table top interface coded in VB.NET.

We are trying to implement a prototype for a system, and need to built a horizontal prototype for demo purpoposes. (This will eventually lead to the vertical and final prototype).

What I want to begin with is to find out if the design I am trying to implement is possible with VB.NET, and I don't call myself a programmer with below average expereince and programming knowledge. So basically I want to get a feel of how much effort it would require.

So Basically I want to implement a widget in VB.NET as a side menu bar, on which the icons will be placed and just like you can scroll up or down, the icons will be scrolled up or down and the user can click the icon and will take him to the screen relating to that icon. So just like a click event on a command button, but in this case the icons can be scrolled up and down.

To clarify what I am trying to design, please check the link below. It is the widget that is implemeted in the samsung phones.

I am also open to other design alternatives :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfzc8fQDg2E
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Is something like this even possible?

Something even close to it?
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Sounds really Interesting!

Can we go into more details regarding the Tab Implementation?

Note: I am using a WPF Implementation project in VB.NET
You can use the tab form into a layout form. There you can add one tab per application. By default you have to set visibility to hidden and put the visibility to true when ever you want  it displayed. I.e. After clicking a button on the left side of your UI.
I meant that I will be replacing the buttons by the tabs. So instead of having 4 major buttons on the left hand side, I can just use the tabs

I dont see how this is hard, don't I just use the tabs on the controls?
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Can I have like a screen saver which displays the time when the system is not active, and as soon as it is active it will take the user to the first tab?
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The solution was somewhat vague and hard to follow