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3D Active Button Magic is an ActiveX custom control, developed by MultiMedia Soft, that will give you the possibility to use a new "look & feel" 3D button control inside your applications; creating skinned applications using this control is really easy: every button you put on your forms or dialog boxes can use a variety of shapes, surfaces, special effects, textures, bitmaps, animations, sounds, colors and fonts.

 

The strength of this product is the fact that it doesn't make use of predefined bitmaps, created with expensive graphical applications, in order to render its surface: it calculates the 3D rendering of the surface using a proprietary algorithm whose quality cannot be found in any of the few competitors on the market: this will allow to save time and money each time you will have to make a customization of your applications; furthermore, thanks to the use of predefined "templates", you can change all the settings of a button with a single line of code during the application execution.

 

3D Active Button Magic is not only a simple button control but a suite of 10 different controls which can be used as an alternative to some standard Windows controls of common use:

 

Graphical push button (also known as command button)
Graphical checkbox
Standard checkbox
Graphical radio button (also known as "option button")
Standard radio button (also known as "option button")
Graphical group box (also known as "frame")
Graphical picture box
Graphical label
Graphical progress bar
Graphical split button

 

Inside the Tutorials section of this help file you will find a lot of tutorials that will help you getting the best from this product.

 

3D Active Button Magic is fully UNICODE compliant, so you will have the possibility to use it with the various languages (such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc.) that make use of double-byte characters.

 

Supported target systems:

 

Windows 98 / ME / 2000
Windows XP (x86 and x64 versions)
Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64 versions)
Windows Vista (x86 and x64 versions)
Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64 versions)
Windows 7 (x86 and x64 versions)
Windows 8 (x86 and x64 versions)
Windows 10 (x86 and x64 versions)

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

For redistribution of the control with your application, we recommend you to take a close look to the Files to be included with your application section.
For a best visualization of the control it is recommended the use of High Color or True Color monitor settings, i.e. at least 65536 colors.