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5oo points for the Prettiest form on .Net
I'm having an Access program  converted to .Net. The designers need some inspiration as what they have designed as a form looks like an application for a driving license. Flat with no feel. If someone can give me some good examples I would be most obliged. I will need the specification of colours styles and layout. I am just hoping that Dot.Net is not more limiting than Access for design.

The application is for a business environment so we don't need psychedelics if you don't mind.
 Thank you all
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Derek Brown

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bob Learned

I can see why no one has approached this question, as it is a pretty broad subject.  

1) What .NET framework version are you using?

2) Do you have access to WPF + knowledge of WPF?

3) ASP.NET web site?

Platform and target application really drives what choices you would likely need to make.
mrjoltcola

If you already have this concern on look and feel, let me make one single recommendation.

Do yourself a BIG favor and evaluate several commercial 3rd party component sets, and purchase one.

Not only will you be more productive, you'll have better looking GUIs. Plus you won't spend time implementing mundane things due to the limitations of the standard .NET controls.

I can recommend what I own, which is DevExpress. I also own Syncfusion, though it is not so stylish, but more of a giant toolbox.

Component One and Telerik also are very good quality.

In consult for .NET shops a good bit, and usually when I show them what I can do in DevExpress in 15 minutes, they never want to go back to plain .NET controls.

I won't get into the WPF vs WinForms, I see TheLearnedOne is delving there. The good kits all support both WPF, WinForms and Silverlight.
mrjoltcola

Also, what I found by purchasing a 3rd party control set, is the ability to get top notch support, specifically for building GUIs.

Even if you are happy with the plain vanilla .NET, you won't get the level of support from Microsoft (in my experience) that you do from a control vendor. That support is worth another fulltime programmer, but only costs me ~600 a year from DevExpress.
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Hi All

The developer does indeed use DevExpress. So really its anything interesting and quality looking that's needed. It is more of a design requirement than anything else.

Thanks
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Derek Brown

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Thank you All

Is there no-one that can send me a screen shot of something interesting, Anything? Please
Derek Brown

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Hi All

All I wnted was some Pretty forms. But thanks for input
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mrjoltcola

>>All I wnted was some Pretty forms. But thanks for input

So you just want screenshots?
Derek Brown

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Yes Please!!