For Developers: Free hardware accelerated GUI controls for .net CF

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Silvermoon is an open source project on Codeplex to create OpenGL powered application controls for delivering smooth attractive user interfaces for Windows Mobile applications.

The beta version works with a resolution of 192dpi, which is the standard for VGA and WVGA smartphones. Silvermoon was developed (and being in progess to be in development) on a Sony Ericsson X1 phone.

Explorer5Currently there is the following set of controls available:

  • Button
  • TextBox with clipboard functions
  • DropDownButton
  • CheckBox
  • Label
  • ListView
  • Paged TreeView
  • LenseView
  • Dialog
  • Window
  • Menu
  • ContextMenu
  • Explorer6PictureBox
  • Slider
  • Panel
  • ScrollPanel
  • VScrollBar
  • BusyControl an animated busy pointer

The following classes are also available:


  • Animation enables easy to use animations.
  • Transition enables controls to transition it’s state with one single line of code. e.g. swipe in from the button and fade in, zoom in or out, etc.

Read more about the software at Codeplex here.

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