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3D Active Button Magic
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Version: 9.4

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3D Active Button Magic is the ultimate button ActiveX control (OCX control). It replaces the old fashioned Windows flat-square button in applications written with the most widely used development environments that accept ActiveX controls such as Visual Studio and Delphi.

Whether you are developing a simple Windows application, a kiosk application or a touch screen application for the POS market, 3D Active Button Magic will enhance your user interface with an outstanding look and will speed your applications "time-to-market".

The strength of this product is the fact that, in order to render its surface, it doesn't make use of predefined bitmaps created with expensive graphical applications. 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 you to save time and money each time you have to customize 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.

With the latest version of the control, you can now create outstanding 3D buttons having several modern rendering surfaces like Aqua, Gel, Vista's "Aero", Office 2003, Office 2007 and many others: just see below some small surface sample:

3D Active Button Magic is not only an enhanced alternative Command Button control, it is a suite of 10 different controls which can be used as greatly enhanced alternatives to standard Windows Common Controls. (In the online documentation you will find a lot of tutorials and information that will help you to get the most from this product.) 3D Active Button Magic is a single ActiveX control that can be used as:

  • Graphical Command (Push) Button
  • Graphical Option (Radio) Button
  • Graphical CheckBox
  • Graphical Label
  • Graphical Frame
  • Graphical Picture
  • Enhanced Standard CheckBox
  • Enhanced Standard Option (Radio) Button   
  • Graphical Progress Bar
  • Graphical Split Button
    [see screenshots]

With 3D Active Button Magic, you can have the same great button animation capabilities and disjointed rollover effects that you have come to love in Macromedia Flash™ buttons on Web-based pages and on the Internet.

Thanks to the full integration of 3D Active Button Magic with our 3D Button Visual Editor application, you have the possibility to edit button based controls at design-time from inside your development environment and see the behaviour they would have at run-time.

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

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Supported target systems:

  • From Windows XP up to the latest Windows version in both x86 and x64 flavours
  • From Windows Server 2003 up to the latest Windows Server version in both x86 and x64 flavours


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