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wxWidgets modern look

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Hello,

If there is anybody who knows how to achieve the appearance of the application like below:
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All the controls are made from scratch or there is option to use built in functionality and only make custom drawing of widget.

Or maybe there is option to use wxGTK under windows with themes?
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There was probably a lot of customization involved.

The individual panels could be done using wxAUI. Then i see some wxPropertyGrids, the upper right is a wxGrid. All these controls are custom drawn and their look could be modified.

It would be interesting to see, how "normal" controls like buttons, checkbox, etc look like.
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I do not see any "modern" look in the screenshot. Just the usual Win32 look but in dark mode.

IMO, it is either as doublemax wrote, HEAVILY customized or not actually using wxWidgets.

1. wxWidgets does not support dark mode on Windows.
2. The UI does not look much look wxAUI . Can you achieve those dropdown buttons in the notebook tabs with wxAUINotebook? Can wxAUI panel caption have those buttons on the right (settings, pin...) we can see in the screenshot?
3. The property grid expander in the screenshot uses treeview expander (i.e., right/down "arrow head") while wxPropertyGrid still uses +/-?
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They do use wxAUI, but also their own AUI-like window management library, quite some effort.

You can download the demo from here.
https://gems.co.uk/downloads/software/
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I checked the application and as Ctrl+Alt+MiddleClick revealed, it does use wxWidgets for the UI. :shock:
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I really does look like wxAUI + wxGrid + lots of wxPropertyGrid, and a dark Windows theme (likely not the new "dark mode").

It does look quite nice to me, some solid work for sure.

It could just be something like GreyEveTheme.
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