Thursday, April 05, 2007
Application Form Face-Lift
The most recent version of Milos (deployed just a few days ago) has updates the the look and feel of some of our "Office controls". An easy way to see the updates is to look at a new version of the OutlookApplicationForm (which replaces the older EPSOutlookApplicationForm... the two are almost compatible and one can move from one to the other with very little effort).
Here is a version shown on Windows Vista:
(Click on the image to get a zoomed view...)
Some things to note here: The form now picks up more accurately on the current Windows color scheme (gray/black in this example). It also renders in more of a glassy appearance. It isn't quite like Vista glass (for that, you need our WPF components), but it is pretty cool looking. Note the details, such as the headers of the panes ("One", and "Content...") are rendering in a glassy look. (The old gradient look is still supported). The same is true for the category bars ("One", "Two", "Three") which are now also sporting a glassy look. And so are the column headings in the grid.
What you can't see in this screenshot is that we also improved the rendering algorithm for all this, which drastically reduces screen flicker.
Here's what this looks like on Windows XP (blue, green, and silver default themes):
Again, click to enlarge the images.
Posted @ 2:57 PM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Post a Comment:
Comment Title (required):
Your Name (optional):
Your Email (optional):
Your Web Site (optional):
Your Comment (required):