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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    awesome!

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Very very nice!
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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Excellent!

    Used it in a brand new Splash Screen.

    Is there any way to compile this so that we don't need to distribute the DLL? I'm not very familiar with Classes.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Just add the class directly into your EXE project. No need to reference the DLL project.
    It will work exactly the same.
    Hang on...I'll write a demo.

    OK...here it is.

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    Thanks a lot!

    It works perfectly now with no DLL's.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    hi woka..is it possible to blend a form itself? no menu bars or anything..

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    i mean delete the top left most pixel all over the form like yours does, except not with a picture box but a form

    i hope you understand my bable

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    okay, a form has a .picture property, im setting that picture property to an actual picture.

    I would like to do as you do in your projects posted above, but not with a picture box. I would like to do it with the form itself, is that possible? I dont think i can explain any clearer..

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    FYI, i dont think its possible..i tried to change sooo much code, and it didnt work..

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    I even switched to picture boxes and it doesnt work..try your project with this
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    Thanks a lot. This is a good project!...
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    Talking Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Your program is working correctly. But it shows a pink border in the out side of my form. How can I hide it?(look attachment)
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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Is there anyway to make it so that I can make it my "Office Assistant" like object. I want to make it so that it helps my people during writing in my text editor. But I want it to Overlay so that it does not go behind the form when people click.

    I want to make it like that paper clip in word or something like that.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    thamizhinpan, the pink border around your pic is because of antialiasing generated by your graph editor. Try to turn this off or remove the pink pixel by pixel.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    can you make a windows vista skin like a form will be like a glasses...please? i really need a skin for my program!..if anyone knows a thing that can skin a program perfectly for free please help me...!!

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Quote Originally Posted by Wokawidget View Post
    Vista skin...glasses?
    Not sure I follow.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    i mean a form will be look likes a glasse's or something...but anyway i just want to skinned my form,i dont mind if i cant get a glasses effect skin but all i just want is to skinned the form so that my form will look like a professional..i try'd vbSkinner Pro 2 before but i hate license key so i ddnt continue using it...and also i try'd ActiveSkin 4.3 but its seems not to be perfect to my project so i need help into this...amm i just want to my form to skinned by so that it will looks nice and wow....thank you so much..any help will be appreciated..

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    I cannot open it.

    I am using VS 2010 / VB 10. It says you cannot open this file...

    How can I open it?

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    That project is meant for VB6.
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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Yup. this is for VB 6 (Visual Studio 6).
    VB.NET is essentially VB7, and has an entirely different language structure.

    This VB6 project uses APIs that can be messy and complex.
    Using VB.NET things like this can be done much simpler and safer using the .NEt framework.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Is it possible for you to make something in .NET for us?

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Hi,

    Sorry I don't have time.
    Plus a million other people beat me to it

    Here's a link Hack once posted for some code on CodeProject.com.

    Code is simple and easy to change.
    It could do with some cleaning up though...like renaming all the controls to something instead of Button1, Panel9 etc.

    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/Ski...in_VB.Net.aspx

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Thanks Woka,

    I will check it out...

    Thanks again,

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    Hi thanks for the code..
    Can you tell me how to skin the form to the shape of the text in a Label... I am trying to make a transparent clock. Is it possible with this code..?? please help..!!

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    You would need to store the numbers as seperate images, with a purple background color.
    Then every minute, using a timer, add the required images to a picture box and positiojn them correctly. then reskin.
    I think if you want to display seconds then you may have an issue due to the overhead of the skinning process.

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    Re: Simple example on how to skin a form

    thanks a lot..
    now I am rebuilding it in vb.net.
    i am trying to rotate an image every second. thus the memory usage of the app. keeps increasing. please hekp how can i restrict the memory usage..!

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