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GUI Design Studio Libraries

These Design Libraries are for use with GUI Design Studio. They can be downloaded and linked into your working projects so you have instant access to any of the design assets within them.

For detailed instructions, see the How-to section at the bottom of this page.

iOS Library V2.1

Compatibility: GUI Design Studio Professional and Express editions, v4.3 and above

A collection of custom element widgets, components and icons for prototyping Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch applications.

V2.1: Widgets optimized for resizing (resize anchors updated and positions tweaked) and new Switch elements and Form widgets added.

Ribbon Library V1.0

Compatibility: GUI Design Studio Professional and Express editions, v3.0 and above

A collection of re-usable components and custom elements for Windows and Rich Web application designs that incorporate Ribbon Bars.

Some of the icons in this library were kindly provided by FatCow Web Hosting.

How to use GUI Design Libraries

Design libraries can be downloaded and linked into your working projects so you have instant access to any of the design assets within them.

Although libraries can be used with earlier versions, these instructions are for GUI Design Studio 4.0 (all editions).

Step 1: Download

Download the library ZIP file to your shared GUI Design Studio library documents folder:

On Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista:

\Users\Public\Documents\GUI Design Studio\Libraries\

On Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\GUI Design Studio\Libraries\

Step 2: Extract

Use your favourite unzip tool to extract the contents of the ZIP to the same location. If the library has been packed properly, this should create a sub-folder for the library. You can now delete the ZIP file if you want.

If you're updating an existing library, it should be safe to simply overwrite any existing contents. If in doubt, make a backup copy of the library folder first.

Step 3a: Linking into an existing project

Use the "Project | Add Project Link..." menu command (or the button on the Project panel) then browse for the .gdp file of the library you just extracted.

Step 3b: Linking when creating a new project

If you extracted to the shared Libraries folder in Step 2, the library should be listed at the bottom of the "New Project" dialog. Simply check the box and it will be added to your project.

Step 4: Use the library contents

Whether the library contains icons, images, component designs or custom elements, simply drag and drop them from the design panels just as you would for any assets within your own project.