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GUI Component .NET Library

 
   

Preface

The presented material aims at demonstrating the skill level of KB-Soft developers. This library implemented by KB-Soft on a customer�s demand is meant to simplify the process of creating a modern and handy GUI similar to the user interface of MS Office products. The library includes 4 GUI components:

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ShortcutBar Control
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TaskPanel Control
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PopUp Control
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Tab Control

 
   

ShortcutBar Control



  This component is functionally similar to MS Outlook ShortcutBar. It provides compact data grouping, presents data and allows convenient access to its individual items. The implemented control has the following features:

It presents a handy way of data and control grouping into categories and sub-categories.

It provides support for several colour themes, which allows to implement an interface similar to MS Oitlook 2000, MS Oitlook XP, MS Outlook 2003.

It supports sliding shortcut list and client area hiding.

It supports tooltips for collapsed shortcuts.

Smart resizing support.

It supports visual programming and parameter setup at design time.

   

TaskPanel Control

This component combines the functionality of MS Office TaskPanel and MS Explore Task Panel. It provides compact data grouping, presents data and allows convenient access to its individual items. The implemented control has the following features:

It supports a number of themes (13 preset themes). It allows to add custom themes.

It supports various types of elements (hyperlinks, text, any control items).

Animation support.

Support for various types of behaviour.

Support for various types of items layout.

It supports drag&drop operations for items and groups.

It supports visual programming and parameter setup at design time.

 


   

Popup Control



  This control allows to easily enlarge software products with the functionality of information popup windows similar to ones used by Microsoft products like MS Outlook, MS Windows Messenger. The implemented control has the following features:

It supports various types of elements (hyperlinks, text, icons, buttons).

Animation support.

Transparency support.

It supports visual programming and parameter setup at design time.

   

Tab Control

This control represents a classical set of controls and is meant for allocation of several controls within one tabbed-style window. The implemented control has the following features:

It supports settable tab behaviour.

It supports customization of control buttons as well as of individual TabControl items.

Support for a multitude of preset visual styles and colour filling setup.

It supports visual programming and parameter setup at design time.