Old 5th June 2018, 20:36   #1
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Question borderless UI

Hi guys
can anyone advise how to go about having a custom installerUI that's borderless?


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Old 6th June 2018, 00:15   #2
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FWIW, I know Graphical Installer for NSIS can do it pretty easily if you're willing to pay a little money (there's a free trial).

You can do some fun stuff with Resource Hacker on the .exe's in Contrib\UIs but I don't think you can remove borders.
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Old 6th June 2018, 00:49   #3
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You can probably remove the borders and caption by playing with the window styles but why would you want to make it hard for users to move your window?

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Thank you guys
i managed to do this by changing the UI style
(i am a customer of GraphicalInstaller)

i wasn't looking to make it harder to move; in fact that is a drawback atm,
i simply like the border less window style as it allows for other uses that dont resemble an installer interface,

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Old 8th June 2018, 11:01   #5
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I made a "move anywhere" plug-in a long time ago, you can try that.

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Thank you Anders <3
every time i come back to work with NSIS i fall more and more in love with it!
you guys are amazing!

i will definitely be looking for that bit as it just what the doctor prescribed for this situation!
ill report back if was able to implement

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Old 8th June 2018, 13:19   #7
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i think the first challenge is proving to be finding that plugin and discussion!
I've been looking around the past few days; other than moving a window to the op corner,
i haven't found much with connection to borerless UI

if anyone comes across the "move anywhere" plugin post Anders mentiones please share


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Old 8th June 2018, 15:13   #8
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http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=374298

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are you kidding me with this!?

how is this buried in no mans land?
this should be native in NSIS!

this is amazing!!!
Thank you Anders <3


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Old 8th June 2018, 18:41   #10
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Move anywhere probably goes against the Windows UI guidelines.

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Even Microsoft does it sometimes (like the beginning of the Visual Studio installer), but in these cases they're basically a more informational splash screen; there won't be any buttons or other user input available.

I can imagine "valid" cases of this with NSIS.
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Old 8th June 2018, 19:28   #12
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with today's iphones and ipads, touch screens etc...?
imo "move anywhere" style UI are very much inline with new age multimedia UI's drag and drop anywhere lifestyle!
no application i seen lately is using title bar to move a window around these days,

i am implementing a "manager" style solution with NSIS for some of our work now,
two pages; custom MUI page to select setting;
with MUI instfiles for apply settings and exiting the manager,

Anders "move anywhere" plugin makes it possible to use a borderless window which is much nicer and modern looking when implementing NSIS as standalone manager interface,
it also behave very much inline with how you'd expect such a modern UI to!


NSIS is so versatile; im dumbfounded i haven't realized this before!

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