How to use Winforms Modern UI Metro Framework


How to use Winforms Modern UI

This is my first tutorial on how to use Winforms Modern UI Metro Framework. On this tutorial we will be using Visual Studio 2010 and C#. Winforms Modern UI Metro Framework can also be used in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013, the .net framework requirement is 2.0 and above. So lets start this tutorial on how to use Winforms Modern UI Metro Framework.

Before we can create new project with winforms modern ui, we need to grab a copy winforms modern ui metro framework source code from Github. Just click here to open Github. Once you are in Github you have three option, if you have Github account you fork the source. You can also clone it in your desktop and lastly you can download it as zip file.




Once we have a copy of winforms modern ui metro framework source code we need to compile it. The easiest way to compile it is by opening the project in Visual Studio. After compiling we need the following DLLs MetroFramework.dll, MetroFramework.Fonts.dll and MetroFramework.Design.dll. Just place it one folder for easy access.

Lets now create a new Windows Forms Application in Visual Studio 2010 and name it as MetroSample
open-project

Right click on toolbox and add new tab and type MetroFramework. Right click again on the MetroFramework tab and select `Choose items…`
select-item

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