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Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:55 AM

I need help deciding which set of technologies (the language being C# and base library being the .NET framework) I can use to develop a desktop application that looks and works like the Zune media player for Windows Desktop.
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

Works in what sense?
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:09 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 23 July 2013 - 08:56 AM, said:

Works in what sense?


The user interface is similar to the modern 'Metro' user interface in Windows 8. Very fluid, very unlike traditional windows form UI. It has large tiles for content, beautiful typography and horizontally scrolling screens similar to a windows phone application.
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:10 AM

Are you looking for existing GUI controls that do that or to make the controls yourself?
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 23 July 2013 - 09:10 AM, said:

Are you looking for existing GUI controls that do that or to make the controls yourself?


I am looking for advice on which stack to use. If I have to use the WIndows form system, then I'll have to create the controls from scratch and add code for all the scrolling effects etc.

I am looking for advice on which set of technologies to use to easily/flexibly create such an application.
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

I am not following you. Yes - if you are building a desktop application then the language specific GUI controls are what you need to use. If that means going third party, or rolling your own, then that is up to you.

You can do this all in .NET proper - but it would require you to make a new user control class.
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

You'd be better off using WPF instead of Windows Forms. WPF is extremely flexible and skinnable, in a much more convenient way than Windows Forms. Beyond that, we can't really help much without a more specific question.
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Re: Choosing a stack for a app similar to Zune in Windows.

Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:51 AM

If you are trying to develop a windows 8 style app, I would recommend using Visual Studio 2012 for Windows 8, and specifically using Blend. These two technologies will help you to create windows 8 apps very simply, and with little-to-no knowledge of how a windows 8 app actually is constructed.
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