Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

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lexikos
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

06 Feb 2016, 17:01

There is a proof of concept for the "Scenic Ribbon" (apparently what the "Windows Ribbon Framework" used to be called), but the screenshot and download link are broken.

Anyway, the API produces ribbons like in WordPad, with style dependent on the OS, whereas Office does its own separate thing as usual.
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

06 Feb 2016, 17:21

That'd be cool to get our hands on for at least a starting point if anyone happened to have downloaded it at any point in time.
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

06 Feb 2016, 17:24

lexikos wrote:... screenshot and download link are broken.

I was thankfully able to use my Google-foo and find the only existing mirror available on a Chinese AutoHotkey forum.
Forum Link: http://www.ahk8.com/thread-4311-post-30456.html
Download Link: http://www.ahk8.com/attachment.php?aid=1750

The user has indicated that the Ribbon demo is from fincs, but it's unclear if it has been modified from the original release version. I have tested the script and can confirm that it is a successful working example.

I'm attaching the files and screenshots to this post for future preservation. I must say that it looks quite lovely...

AhkRibbonDemo.zip
Main.ahk, Ribbon.ahk, PreviewRibbon.dll
(20.87 KiB) Downloaded 362 times

Windows 7 - Main
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Windows 7 - Menu
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Windows 10 - Main
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Windows 10 - Menu
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

06 Feb 2016, 21:30

@Lexikos & TheDewd
Thanks! :)
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

08 Mar 2016, 08:07

Here is an idea I had for an interface design, but it was eventually abandoned:

Code: [Select all] [Expand] [Download] (Untitled.ahk)GeSHi © Codebox Plus

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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

08 Mar 2016, 10:26

Few minor tweaks :)

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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

14 Mar 2016, 06:08

TheDewd wrote:AhkRibbonDemo.zip


Failed to create ribbon! Make sure you're running Windows 7.
Windows 10
Version 1511
Build 10586.122
[AHK] 1.1.29.01 x64 Unicode | [WIN] 10 Pro (Version 1803) x64 | [GitHub] Profile
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

14 Mar 2016, 09:26

jNizM, same happens to me with W7U-SP1-x64 (AHK_x64 1.1.23.01).
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

14 Mar 2016, 09:29

I'm sorry I didn't mention this, but I've only had success running the script using 32-bit AutoHotkey.
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

22 Apr 2016, 10:38

Thought I'd link this topic as it applies. Manipulating the client frame
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

23 Apr 2016, 11:31

These are probably the best implementations of GDI (& bass.dll etc) I've seen. By "noname":
https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/114171-gdip-concept-examples-for-winxp-and-ahk-unicode/

He did post an image of his playlist editor a few pages back but I thought I'd link his thread with all of them and their sourcecode.
Included are a kinetic clock, stopwatch, music player and editor, hdd temp meter etc
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

05 Jun 2016, 00:49

Template for accessible toolbar, inspired by Win+G (Gaming Bar) from Window 10
with Close button and extendable window
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Replace #g to something else if you're Window 10 :D

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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

17 Aug 2016, 22:44

Well this is a WIP project I'm working on but the main timer (can countown or up) is done using Gdip only here is a sample if it it also include a little smoth animations for the handle.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhIrEsX6SHc[/youtube]
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

18 Aug 2016, 00:47

Varacolaci wrote:Well this is a WIP project I'm working on but the main timer (can countown or up) is done using Gdip only here is a sample if it it also include a little smoth animations for the handle.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhIrEsX6SHc[/youtube]

Very nice :) Please post sources when it will be ready.
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

18 Aug 2016, 01:05

thanks ,good jobs.
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

20 Aug 2016, 13:54

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYtYaCeZBx8[/youtube]
Here is a bit more of Gdi+ still very far from a release candidate but ... what do you think on the main behavior?
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

19 Oct 2016, 22:27

I wrote that one or two years ago. It is still alpha version but it works well with to manage tunes cover in an iTunes library. And I should write an MP3 lib some time...

MyTunesCover Image

Other screen captures in the rest of the slideshow:
http://code.jeanlalonde.ca/mytunescovers/#screenshots

Source on GitHub:
https://github.com/JnLlnd/MyTunesCovers
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FoldersPopup and CSV Buddy (http://code.jeanlalonde.ca)
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

02 Nov 2016, 16:02

Has anyone managed to actually create a simple custom ribbon? Any examples how to add another item into it?

Windows 7 - Main
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kczx3
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Re: Examples of Non-Standard GUIs (ActiveX, GDI, etc.)

04 Nov 2016, 08:13

think wrote:Has anyone managed to actually create a simple custom ribbon? Any examples how to add another item into it?


As far as I can tell you have to create a resource file containing the markup (xml) used to format the ribbon. The resource file also contains the bitmaps or images used for the buttons and etc.

There are several example solutions on MSDN and you can download them all here: Ribbon Samples.

I've been able to modify the markup in these and rebuild them (then renaming the produced .exe to a .dll) and using that to create a different look and feel to the ribbon.

It would be really cool if we didn't have to rely on Visual Studio though. But I'm not experienced at all in creating resource files with binary text and icons/bitmaps.

I am unable to attach a zip containing an example I tweaked to have two tabs on the ribbon.

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