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  • License: Freeware
  • Last update: 8 years ago
  • Total downloads: 171
  • Price: Free |
  • Operating system: Win 3.1x,Win95,Win98,WinME,WinXP,WinNT 3.x,WinNT 4.x,Windows2000,Windows2003,Unix,Linux,
  • Publisher: ComponentSpot (8 other programs)
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MFC classes to add flat, non-3D, water-color Office XP-style GUI to MFC apps

CMenuXP is a small set of MFC classes that allow developers to add various graphical user interface elements with an Office XP look to their MFC apps. What this means is that developers can add the flat, non-3D, water-color UI controls that were first introduced in Office XP to their MFC applications. These controls do not have raised edges, do not look pushed in when clicked, and are not shadowed (except for menus). Instead, when elements are selected, they are outlined and shaded. The following classes are included in the library: CButtonXP: Creates a flat-edged button. CComboBoxXP: Creates a flat-edged combobox. CMenuXP: Allows, among other things, icons along the edge of menus CStatusBarXP: Creates a flat-edged status bar. CToolBarXP: Developers can easily insert other controls into this toolbar. CBufferDC: Encapsulates double-buffering to eliminate flickering while drawing. CImgDesc: A menu item image management class. However, the library has a couple of drawbacks. First, it cannot be used in a language other than C++. Second, it is written using MFC, the Microsoft Foundation Classes library. Although some programmers adore this framework, many find it unwieldy. Of course, the developer who wants to add the Office XP style to applications written using MFC may find that this class library can be of use. But developers starting a new project who are looking for a simpler, more secure library may wish to consider other options.

What's New in This Release:

Source code updated to allow MenuXP to draw "radio", "check" state and gradient under bitmaps. Corrections, radio items support and new demos (flat controls and dialog based sample).

System Requirements:

Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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