UI Frameworks

Pretty much the same like in WPF so you make new Style or Control Template. Small differences are explained on http://emptykeys.com/Community/aft/8

I know this is an old topic, but it’s one of the reasons I was inspired to start working on this scene / GUI editor. There’s still a few things to do before it’s usable. I thought now might be a good time to start talking about it.

I built the editor for my own projects, but I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that the MonoGame community might benefit from something like this.

My goal is to figure out if this is something the MonoGame community might be interested in?

Also, in the not to distant future, I’d like to get a couple of volunteers to use the beta version and provide feedback about it. This will be a fairly informal process of emailing each other, or discussing it on the forums. We’ll be trying to figure out how to best use it in actual games, and what features are most important.

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Version 1.3 is out with lots of fixed issues and updated support for FNA (MonoGameSDL2). Read release notes for more info.

There is a new version 1.4 of Empty Keys UI. Animations supported and lots of fixed stuff. See release notes for more info.

Version 1.5 is released with support for animations in image (texture atlas), new Animated Image control, support for LineBreak in TextBlock text (XAML) and fixed bugs. You can download it for free on http://emptykeys.com

Just wanted to say that i am still busy with my Gui code :slight_smile: Check it here https://gui4u.codeplex.com/

Oh thank god, I haven’t managed to find anything that’s actually up to date. Would there be any possibility to sticky this? I find it hard to locate UI frameworks, and this discussion on such is useful

Maybe there should be a forum about MonoGame extension libraries.

Since MonoGame is just a framework and needs a lot of extras to make games I think it makes sense to have somewhere to talk about this stuff.

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Version 1.6.5 is released. I focused on memory profiling in this release and enhanced support for Tool Tips and custom Windows. UI library was updated to use MonoGame 3.4. More info on forums.

MonoGame examples are using MonoGame content pipeline now. Examples using Nuget are not updated to MonoGame 3.4.

Very nice work. Looks great.

Would you be able to update the banner on the front page of the Empty Keys site to use the current MonoGame logo? Hi-res logo images can be found in the MonoGame.Logo repo.

Sure, I updated the one in examples, forgot bout web. :slight_smile:

Empty Keys UI v1.7 is out with new Debug Window for Visual Tree debugging, TreeView, better DataGrid support and much more.

Release notes: http://emptykeys.com/Community/aft/11/afpgj/2#359

I can picture this being used to construct a game creation tool similar to Unity. It’s editor UI is done by their own in-engine UI, and I see Empty Keys as being quite capable of doing a similar thing.

Yes, you could use it for applications too, tho it’s not “primary” goal. I was thinking to test that on MonoGame Pipeline tool. One UI, one code for all platforms, didn’t have time to do so yet. :smile:

Empty Keys UI v1.7.5 is out with better styling support, tab navigation, performance changes and few fixed bugs. Simple Tetris game was ported from WPF to MonoGame example just for fun. :slight_smile:

Release notes - http://emptykeys.com/Community/aft/11/afc/382
Examples on GitHub - https://github.com/EmptyKeys/UI_Examples
New MonoGame only NuGet - https://www.nuget.org/packages/EmptyKeysUI_MonoGame

Empty Keys UI v1.8 is out with ScrollViewer panning support, Slider ticks and fixed bugs. NuGet updated.

Release Notes - http://emptykeys.com/Community/aft/11/afpgj/2#410

Old post, but I am really surprised there isn’t a monogame editor like this already. Unity has one but its code is really terrible. Monogame has way better design and supports .NET 4.5. :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Also @filcon … really interested in EmptyKeys. Looks really good. I’ll be checking that out. Is there a reason why it is not opensource? I think you’ll get more donations that way. :smiley:

No time or resources to make it open source and to be honest no reason to do so. UI Generator is open source so you can make your own custom controls etc. without main lib source. I might open source engine specific libs in future tho.

No reason to do so? Haha… I think that’s debatable, to put it lightly. There is way more to gain from open source code than not. If you don’t have the time and resources to make it open source, others can help you. That’s the point of it.

Having a closed spirit towards your products is kind of old skool, and feels a little backwards these days. IMO, of course. :stuck_out_tongue: Additionally, I also think it’s a disservice to close source something that is based on an idea/product that is open source and available as such. Just something to consider. :smile:

Don’t get me wrong, I fully intend on donating to your cause if I end up using your project. I just know that you would probably get more donations from users if it was open source. At the very least, you would get a better/bigger community created around it – which ultimately leads to a better product!