ADVANCE Gloss Contour Button and Surface Classes for .Net 2007.03.14

By ADVANCE Information Systems

Commercial 12 Nov 2007

In category

.NET > Buttons and Check Boxes > Buttons


Gloss Contour Button and Surface Suite provides "to die for" .Net UI visual appeal, tab and MouseOver capable focus, light footprints, and futuristic "ContourClient" drawing behavior.

When we first expanded to .Net from Win32, we were disturbed by the absence of a useful equivalent to the Delphi/CPPB Speedbutton. TSpeedbutton eliminated the pronounced delineation and convolution of conventional buttons making it indispensable to the cleanest, most uncluttered UIs. We produced Gloss Contour Suite (GCS) so that developers could maintain this style of interface design, readily build indispensable features such as wrapping toolbars and toggle controls, and benefit from GCS's ground breaking surface conformation and group drawing technologies.

GCS goes much farther than its TSpeedbutton predecessor providing "to die for" .Net UI visual appeal together with tab and MouseOver capable focus, exceedingly light footprints, and futuristic stand-alone or "ContourClient" drawing behavior. Automated ContourClient/Server roles produce ultra-fast group drawing by eliminating overlapping redundant computation of surface drawing data by individual buttons. Because buttons automatically derive their surface drawing data from subsets of pre-computed server information, you can readily build exotic features such as wrapping toolbars in which each button will draw itself with the contours of the server, wherever and whenever it is positioned on the server surface. You don't write a line of code to benefit from this valuable behavior. Yet you get drawing speed and behavior that no other component can touch.


  • Status: Evaluation (time-limit)
  • Source: C
  • Price: $49
  • Size: 814 370kB


  • C#
  • Delphi 2006
  • Visual Studio 2003
  • Visual Studio 2005