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#16 HawkMan

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:58

MDI not necessary, but a tilted interface is necessary for an IRC. especially if it imitates Metro which means it should be full screen.

Either way there's better ways then MDI to do tiled channels, especiallyf or a design like this.

you should be able to for example have a drop down button at the top where you can choose a 1+2 layour a 2+2 layout a 1+1 horizontalor vertical layout,


#17 DKAngel

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 13:12

hrmm and here i was hoping actually for a metro app not a desktop app

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 14:12

a Metro irc that I could snap to the side would be awesome.

#19 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:55

Hmm, looks nice, but needs a couple of things...

The ability to have more than one channel visible at a time, and most especially, a taller text entry area. Ideally, large enough to see the full buffer area in one go, over several lines (I have a specific need for this).

Does it support all the same key colour codes and combinations as mIRC? That's really the standard to go by for Windows clients... Also, any plans for scripting support?

#20 George P

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:22

Yeah, I was looking for a metro, winrt IRC app. I've been using mIRC on the desktop for ever, with UPP script. I'm not going to change that anytime soon, not after 10+ years. But a new modern, WinRT app then I'd go for it.

#21 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:15

hrmm and here i was hoping actually for a metro app not a desktop app


Yeah, I was looking for a metro, winrt IRC app. I've been using mIRC on the desktop for ever, with UPP script. I'm not going to change that anytime soon, not after 10+ years. But a new modern, WinRT app then I'd go for it.


I'm not sure that's going to be possible. When not active, ModernUI applications go into a suspended state. This is not something you want an IRC client to do as you'll just disconnect from the network.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:17

it's alright, I think I'll stick with Hexchat though

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 13:21

Thanks for the link. Ill stick with mIRC

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 15:46

Thanks for the link. Ill stick with mIRC


I'll keep evaluating it though - there are times that I'd rather not use miRC.

I CAN understand why mIRC gets a lot of user loyalty (a lot of scripts are developed primarily, if not specifically, for mIRC - therefore if you have favorite scripts or script packages, mIRC will likely be what you run them on; it's why I've used mIRC as long as I have) - however, I refuse to contribute to the *meh* by saying I want different and then whacking the result.

#25 Harrison H.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 15:52

I'm not sure that's going to be possible. When not active, ModernUI applications go into a suspended state. This is not something you want an IRC client to do as you'll just disconnect from the network.

This is definitely NOT correct. See this post on how to do background tasks and their limitations: http://blogs.msdn.co...ound-tasks.aspx

Skype for Metro runs in the background, so it definitely works. There is how to do it.


#26 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 17:51

This is definitely NOT correct. See this post on how to do background tasks and their limitations: http://blogs.msdn.co...ound-tasks.aspx

Skype for Metro runs in the background, so it definitely works. There is how to do it.


Well, I -did- say I wasn't sure. Haven't had much time for a concerted look into the WinRT framework as yet, but I had read that apps go to a suspended state when not foremost. Thanks for the link correcting that misconception.

#27 Harrison H.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 17:54

You're right, I missed that you did say you weren't sure. I think the tone I used wasn't what I meant to convey. Sorry about that.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 18:11

There's nothing about the design that needs to be Metro and limit it to full screen. It's does not look like a Modern UI with an interface that is touch friendly (though it may be). There's not much in the way of graphic cues to quickly find stuff, it just looks like a normal IRC client now limited to full screen. And it just looks awfully busy. Doesn't mean it's bad.

I'm not into twitter but the Metrotwit link you posted does look like Modern UI/App.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 18:18

I came up with a slightly cleaner design for this an hour or two after I originally saw this topic but I haven't had any time to implement it - maybe if someone else has some free time to play with it they can bring it too life? :p

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#30 togermano

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 20:50

It is nice looking but not as hot as you neobond <3