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What are the steps for creating a fancy GUI!?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Oracle, 23 May 2006.

  1. Oracle

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    You know like people have on their Car PCs, etc. Touchscreen where they have a wallpaper then touch icons for music, DVD, TV, etc.

    What are the steps for creating a GUI and what program language executes the funtion once the icon is pressed!?

    I'm thinking of creating a couple of touch screens around a new flat my friend is renovating. Basically run from one server with multiple screens in different rooms, (touch screen), they'll be able to select to play MP3s or watch a DVD in the bedroom (or a season or two of 24! lol).

    Can Photoshop or IR help with this!? Any online tutorials I should be aware of!?

    Thanks
     
  2. unknowndomain

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    its called windows media center, or mac os x - front row.
     
  3. JustinW

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    Java has a GUI Framework called Swing.
    VB.NET works with WinForms.


    However, the task you name is probably going to be quite large and not for the inexperienced programmer.

    Justin
     
  4. Conrad11

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    You can get things life Media Portal and create skins?
     
  5. robmiller

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    WinForms will do it with prodding and is pretty easy to learn. WinFX/WPF will probably be even better for it.