Longhorn Glass Browser Demo


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Thrawn

Since releasing a Longhornish thingy seems to be the chic thing to do today, I'm letting you all see something that I've been sitting on since June (see below). The browser really truly sucks, so I didn't want to release it. But oh well here it is. :rofl:

The shadows can only be drawn by WindowFX. You need the .NET Framework version 1.1 (not just 1.0) and IE.

AND I'm realeasing the full source. If any programmer can make me a module that draws shadows under windows, or a nice browser with only basic VB buttons or such, I can integrate this front-end with it, and we would have a visually awesome browser. Or you can change it yourself, and if you make anything interesting, I ask that you release the source on Neowin. The source is very complicated and messy and terrible because I'm a physics dude, not a programmer. Otherwise, I don't intend to improve it.

There's lots of problems and bugs and such, and the graphics are very slow. I have ideas on how to fix all these issues, but am not bored enough to implement them (this was made largely on a particularly boring June week). Claim: the graphics are FASTER than any MS DCE on a computer with a dual-core hyperthreading prescott processor ;)

Download Demo (207KB)

Download Source NON COMMERCIAL USE ONLY!!! :alien:

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Datalore

Good work. I assume you did this by layering forms on top of one another and having the main form move the child forms with it? Cool stuff, though. :)

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Brandon

holy crap!!! thats frickin awsome, release it as a stand-alone program, then sell it!!!

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Devoto.

Do you need to have Net Frameworks installed to run this? Like you do for AeroBrowser?

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YBG

Thats a sweet browser man!

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Brandon
Do you need to have Net Frameworks installed to run this? Like you do for AeroBrowser?

yeah, i have version 1.1 for the .net

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sp1k3

srry for being offtopic but can u tell me wat skin is that for u're start bar? and u using windowsblind or...wat?

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Devoto.
srry for being offtopic but can u tell me wat skin is that for u're start bar? and u using windowsblind or...wat?

Looks like Royale to me, do a Google search.

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thecowgoesmoo207

^^ that's royale, google it (EDIT: he beat me to it, oh well)

awesome browser man :)

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todd
You need the .NET Framework version 1.3 and IE.

I thought 1.1 was the newest version.. is that what you meant? :huh:

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TheNay

pretty cool stuff, keep up the good work (Y)

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Analyzer2k4

very nice hope you will continue to work at it :)

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b3ta
holy crap!!! thats frickin awsome, release it as a stand-alone program, then sell it!!!

Agreed to all but the "sell it" - :cry: Let it be free :blush:

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Recall1982

:D A little buggy, but amazing. Thank You so much.

Please continue Your work.

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Schmoove

Very nice!!

It is a bit buggy and lacks features, but it is already really nice. I like fact that it has transparent borders.

I saw you did that by snapping forms to eachother. Very well done!

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golazo

this looks nice. the end product should be really good, if there is one

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+forster

Goddamn lack of bloody .net software on goddamn work machine :pinch:

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Rix

Woah, the graphics really are slow, but when i switched programs, and then tryed to open GlassExplorer back up, the graphics didnt redraw.

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golazo
Woah, the graphics really are slow, but when i switched programs, and then tryed to open GlassExplorer back up, the graphics didnt redraw.

its only in early testing man

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Rix
its only in early testing man

Yeah, i no. And i tested it and found that bug :rolleyes:

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aadhu

really really nice.. now need someone to intergrate tabs n stuff :D

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