ActiveSkin

ActiveSkin

Free
It is a powerful ActiveX control that changes the visual appearance of forms
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ActiveSkin is a powerful ActiveX control that changes the visual appearance of forms or dialogs providing developers with the full-featured support for 'application skins', or 'application look and feel'. ActiveSkin makes it easy to create programs with visually stunning, fully interactive user interfaces. The interfaces can even be created or edited directly at runtime. With ActiveSkin you could make your program look exactly like it was in another OS, or create your own user WinAmp-like "skinned" interfaces, or just give it a different distinctive look.
Main features:
- Full support of regular skins makes it possible to apply a skin with the help of a single line call
- Advanced application-specific skins support enables you to create stunning skins for your application only
- Full support of translucent layered windows for soft shadows, glows or glass-like effects
- Powerful animation system that can be triggered from skin or from application
- Animated, interactive skins can be created entirely in SkinBuilder without any additional coding needed
- Improved performance and reduced memory usage
- Lots of skins that are available for royalty-free use to ActiveSkin customers
- Fade-In transitions make it possible to create splash screens
- Up to 50 built-in transition effects, alpha-blending operations, highly customizable gradients and other image effects
- Hue, saturation, gamma, contrast, brightness adjustment of the whole skin and its parts
- The ability to define a custom color scheme and insert any text, XML, INI or binary files right into the skin file
- Compiled skins that can be built directly into executable
- Compression and encryption of skins
- Easy to use and powerful SkinBuilder application

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