3. SkyOS Tour - SkyGI, The graphical interface

Submitted by Robert Szeleney on Fri, 2006-01-13 08:49.

Graphical user interface

The graphical user interface of SkyOS (SkyGI) is very flexible and powerful. Full theming and skinning is supported as well as really nice graphical features like:

  • Desktop composing
  • Mouse gesture visualization
  • Alpha blending
  • Transparent windows and alpha blended windows
  • Window shadows
  • Rounded windows
  • Free form window shapes
  • Window animations
  • Optional OpenGL rendered windows
  • Antialiased truetype fonts with font kerning
  • Support for BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG and ICO out of the box
  • Various themes like WindUI, Classic, Revolution and BeOS
  • Supports Windows (tm) .RES resource files in seperate files or embedded in applications
  • Supports application translation to any language
  • Widgets: Button, Checkbox, ClientWindow, ColorSelectDialog, ComplexEdit, Dialog, Dynamic bitmap, Edit field, FileSelectDialog, FileView, FontSelectDialog, GroupBox, Frame, ListView, Menu, MessageBox, Popup, ProgressBar, PromptDialog, PropertyPage, PropertySheet, Scrollbar, Slider, Static text, StatusBar, TextEdit, Title, TreeView, ToolTip and more.
  • Hardware acceleration for various graphic cards like ATI, NVidia, Chips&Techs,...

Originally started as a mockup from a GUI contest, the WindUI theme is now very functional.