sonicviz
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Best Visual Design tool

23 Jul 2013, 02:58

Hi,
Does anyone have tips or suggestions for visually designing GUI with NoesisGUI?

http://www.kaxaml.com/ is one I came across for example.

Trying to design a gui by text does my head in , I need to do it visually especially when iterating and tweaking designs rapidly.

ty!
 
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Re: Best Visual Design tool

23 Jul 2013, 03:34

Visual Studio and Blend are the best tools (although I use kaxaml a lot because I love the autocompletion feature it has and I like writing xaml by hand). It seems that Blend is being deprecated by Microsoft in favor of Visual Studio, but it still can be downloaded:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... px?id=5915

Since Visual Studio 2012 (express editions too) Blend is integrated inside.
 
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Re: Best Visual Design tool

23 Jul 2013, 03:52

ah, ok, I have 2012 express installed so will give it a shot.

Any recommended tutorials or are they referenced in the NeosisGUI documentation (working through that now)?
 
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Re: Best Visual Design tool

23 Jul 2013, 10:34

One of the tutorials included in the SDK is dedicated to Blend. There you can find out what is supported by NoesisGUI and how to use it properly to be compatible.

About generic Blend tutorials, I like this one http://visitmix.com/labs/rosetta/eyesofblend/. Although there are tons of tutorials in the web.

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