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By tonystuck, Member on 3rd April 2014, 11:44 AM
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recently i'm writing a win desktop app that requires a more modern ui (i.e. metro ui in a desktop app). my first thought is to go wpf, but that option died when it occurs that the app needs to run on surface rt tablets too (jailbroken). so a torturous route would be to write my own custom controls and put them on winform, but i suspect there can be a easier way out. would Qt be possible? any other wpf-like choices? tks!
 
 
3rd April 2014, 12:28 PM |#2  
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recently i'm writing a win desktop app that requires a more modern ui (i.e. metro ui in a desktop app). my first thought is to go wpf, but that option died when it occurs that the app needs to run on surface rt tablets too (jailbroken). so a torturous route would be to write my own custom controls and put them on winform, but i suspect there can be a easier way out. would Qt be possible? any other wpf-like choices? tks!

For my RT Desktop Store, I have used the MetroFramework (link below), it's a WinForms implementation of the ModernUI for Desktop apps. Easy to use and may be just the thing you are looking for.

http://thielj.github.io/MetroFramework/#Screenshots
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For my RT Desktop Store, I have used the MetroFramework (link below), it's a WinForms implementation of the ModernUI for Desktop apps. Easy to use and may be just the thing you are looking for.

http://thielj.github.io/MetroFramework/#Screenshots

That actually looks pretty awesome, cheers.
6th April 2014, 03:46 AM |#4  
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For my RT Desktop Store, I have used the MetroFramework (link below), it's a WinForms implementation of the ModernUI for Desktop apps. Easy to use and may be just the thing you are looking for.

http://thielj.github.io/MetroFramework/#Screenshots

Did you mod anything to make it work on rt? Tks!
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Did you mod anything to make it work on rt? Tks!

Winforms .net code -should- run verbatim on the RT, as long as it's targeting .net 4.5.
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