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mIRC Visual Styles #144279 08/03/06 04:33 PM
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Is it posible mIRC to have it's own Visual Style, without to sway of Windows's current Theme?

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Not natively.

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ffs... frown it would be realy... REALY cool... smirk

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No it wouldn't. It would take a year at least to get a stable skinning engine sorted out. During that time he could be fixing bugs or adding useful features.

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a year >? khaled could maked on the fly with directskin read this: http://www.stardock.com/products/directskin/
And this would make mirc realy cool smile

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And this would make mirc realy cool


I disagree, it would just make mIRC a worthless pos.

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In my option it would maby we sould (vote) for it what do you think ?:)

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Vote on whatever you want, it would still be a worthless pos.

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I wouldn't mind seeing skins implemented if 'normal' development could continue as normal, but it's unlikely that it would.

Also, that program you linked to uses the .NET framework. I highly doubt Khaled is going to package a 23MB framework along with a 1.92MB program just for the sake of skins. That would be daft!

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Sorry but this is what you personal think it dont means others
thinks the same too. we sould close this session.

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You sould read carfull how skinig works before you post here about 23mb dude , we sould close this session.

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“DirectSkin from Stardock uses the native drawing features of Microsoft Windows XP to make it easy for .NET Framework-based developers to create flexible, attractive user interfaces for their applications,”

That implies that you would need to be using the .NET Framework to use the library. If that's the case, not everybody has the .NET Framework installed and to keep compatibility with people that don't he would have to package the framework along with mIRC.

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Every modern program used by a large group of people shoud have personable look. And this is incontestable fact. I order to appeal more users, mIRC must have such, it is just a matter of time untill this becomes a big obstacle to mIRC's spreading... crazy

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I couldn't agree more. Every program should have a unique look so that we can get used to the new interface every time we start to use a new program. Windows themes just aren't enough, every program should look different. </sarcasm>

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i think people would get sick of mirc if it had such feature...
like windows themes arent enough....


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Vote on whatever you want, it would still be a worthless pos.


My vote is with yours wink


I refuse to engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed person. wink
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Every modern program used by a large group of people shoud have personable look. And this is incontestable fact.


Uh could you quote the source you have for this "fact"

mIRC should look like....
mIRC.

there is no confusion in this approach to reality.

hmm mIRC Icon (click) ah yes, mIRC, I know this interface!

while many enjoy winamp (and other) programs that have visual overlays that you can create or use from others, thiis is not a prerequisit in a quality, functional, program..

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mIRC styles seems like something that could (and should only) be done using dlls of some sort.

-genius_at_work

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Everyone is sick of the good old windows theme which mIRC uses... when I ask someone "Why don't you use mIRC instead of other chat programs?", they say "It looks too boring! Well this is BS!!! We all know that the functionality is the most important thing, but many people are searching for the "good looking" one... crazy

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No worries becuse we will win fineli smile

mIRC is just a windows applications and the next Microsoft Windows Version. is a new visual style skin somthing like you asked for,. so even if the want mirc stays like it is. the will fail when the update to next windows version., thoes (joke makers.) may delay., but Time will not delay...

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