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Tips for improving GUI appearance?

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jfitty

Hey guys,

I've been working on a program for a few years now, and am currently in the phase of attempting to find a supplier to sell it commercially. The program itself works fantastic, the only problem is the GUI makes it look like the program was made for Windows 98. I was wondering if any of you have some tips for improving the look a GUI to make it look a little more modern?

I have looked through the "GUI Design Concepts" thread under Example Scripts, but nothing really stood out to me.

I like the GUI in the screenshot of this thread:

With the updated MSGBox, drop shadow and nicer minimize/close buttons.

This GUI, based on the "Steam Window" code is also pretty awesome:

Thanks in advance!

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BrewManNH

What does the original poster's last log in date have to do with whether it is a good GUI design or not?


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jfitty

Woops, I probably should have clarified, I meant as in to contact the user and ask for their source code.

Edited that part out

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BrewManNH

The first link has the code posted in the first post, the second one is a dead link, even in post #28 it leads no where.


If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
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I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

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jfitty

The first link has the code posted in the first post, the second one is a dead link, even in post #28 it leads no where.

Bit of a shame about the second GUI, and yeah I grabbed the drop shadow code from the first one, but unsure about the rest of the styles used on the GUI!

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