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Creating metro style winform in windows 7 using C#

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March 30, 2012
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Is it possible to design a metro styled winform in visual studio 10 or visual studio 11 on windows 7? If so, where can I find info on how to do it? I have already found some links, like http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/br211380 But I don't get the Windows Metro style.

Can anyone help me with this?

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The strict Metro UI apps are Windows 8 only, and they require WinRT.

But if you want to simulate the Metro style in Windows 7 and Windows Forms, you can use third party controls (or develop your own), such as the Telerik ones,

http://www.telerik.com/products/winforms.aspx

answered March 30, 2012
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Or just using my framework :)

https://github.com/viperneo/winforms-modernui

answered March 07, 2013
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Try WPF development using Elysium library on codeplex - http://elysium.codeplex.com/.

You can find the installation guide and sample implementation code here http://bizvise.com/2012/09/27/how-to-create-metro-style-window-on-wpf-using-elysium/

answered September 28, 2012
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You should take a look at https://github.com/viperneo/winforms-modernui it provides Metro style for WinForms applications. It works with NET Framework 2.0 and above.

answered February 20, 2013
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There is another third party library to create Metro Styles applications in Windows 7 using Windows Forms. Check Devcomponents.

answered March 30, 2012
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Windows Metro style apps do not currently work on Windows 7.

I have also heard that it is unlikely there will ever be a version of Metro for Win 7 - I think their operation goes too far to the heart of Windows for that to be practical.

So you'll have to bite the bullet and get the Win 8 preview I'm afraid.

answered March 30, 2012
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If you are after the metro design, not the actual metro framework, devexpress has the components you need.

answered July 23, 2012
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You can make Metro styled apps with Visual Studio 11 Beta for Windows 8, with the correct SDK. Reading the article you linked gave me this link to download everything you need.

Download that, follow the tutorial you've already got.

Update: As @bobsmith833 mentions, Metro and WinForms are different frameworks entirely. There's no way to use the two together. You'll have to go for Windows 8 and the Metro framwork if you want to make these apps.

answered March 30, 2012
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