I have updated my macdock to vista aero style :D
Download the source code here
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You could look here to how to enable Vista Aero Glass for your WPF App
« Snipping Tool in Vista
Enable Glass Effect to your WPF Apps »
Cool ;) Looks really nice!
I would like to know if you’ve done any newer version of this dock?
No, I haven’t. I want to do this as a control so that people can use it in their programs, but not getting the time and also there are some small minor issues with the dock ;)
Looks like this is Vista dependent. Can this be run on Win XP.
Thanks and Regards
To make this work in XP, replace OnSourceInitialized with
protected override void OnSourceInitialized(EventArgs e)
// Vista only
//ExtendGlassFrame extend_glass = new ExtendGlassFrame();
//extend_glass.Extend(this, new Thickness(-1));
I really like the way it looks.
Would like to say Ton’s thanks for this post.
Thanks & Regards,
What’s the logic behind the reflections? I’m new to c# and can’t work out how you do them. I’ve tried alpha blending with alpha values from 1 going down to 0.9, 0.8 etc… to have it fade out but it’s really slow. I then tried doing a gradient fill and alpha blending over that, but that makes the reflective surface get darker and you’ve avoided this.
Its really a great work. Can I use it as User control.. and If I provide list of menu ITems , it will dynamically generate menus from that.. ?
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