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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


    Joined: 17 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,971

    Location: Haskins

    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!?

  2. unknowndomain


    Joined: 18 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,613

    Location: Herne Hill, London

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


    Joined: 27 Dec 2005

    Posts: 97

    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.

  4. Conrad11


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 5,362

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


    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 16,522

    Location: London

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