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#16 Hidea

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 20:14

MikeCoz, it looked exactly like Longhorn's clock! :p


Mmm, I'm talking a litlte too far ahead here, possible to have other features? like.. alarm... or stuff like that.


#17 Hidea

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 20:14

opss... double post.

#18 y_notm

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Posted 24 March 2004 - 20:23

nice program... but it doesn't work too well with windows classic. the bottom 4 or 5 pixels get cut off if the taskbar is set to 1 row high

#19 Razorwing

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 21:09

gameguy: I think you were right, I fixed that real quick

Razorwing: You probably don't have the .NET framework 1.1 or above, which this uses

Also, the skinning thing should work for all themes, but the image needs to be a Windows .bmp . The skins aren't hard-coded or anything. As for making it self-modify... Humn, bitmap.FromResource() exists, I'll see if I have time.

Thanks

ummm soo where can I get it??

#20 Nelsinho

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 04:46

Here we have a basic Longhorn-style tray clock.

Version 0.5!
LonghornClock, download here

http://webdisk.berke...hrawn/long3.gif http://webdisk.berke...hrawn/long1.gif http://webdisk.berke...hrawn/long2.gif

Important Points!!:

**Run clockConfig.exe to select a skin, before you run LonghornClock
**Right-click the clock to make it disappear for 3 seconds, so you can access the real system clock and any of its functions.
**Double-click the clock to make it exit.

There are a few more points in Release Notes.txt in the zip file. Please look at that before you ask any questions.

It's using VB.NET as I couldn't get ClearType with VB6. As a result, it's a memory hog but leak-free and easy on the processor.

Questions? Comments? Feature-Requests? Bugs? This is meant to be really basic. I don't really like the windows API...

-Suneet U.

Hy
SuneetU

Thanks, thanks, thanks very for Longhorn clock is beatiful and works 100% on my XP SP2-v2.096 I am Very Happy

thanks again...
Nelsinho

#21 Eli

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 05:05

Someone should ask for permission to copy his design and make it out of something else other then VB....you see....I'm on 56k and can't download The .nET Framework 1.1. It would take me two long and I don't have the time to do that.

It looks sexy. I love it. I hope to see it improve and grow.

#22 acidic-e-

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 05:07

have a friend d/l it for you and burn it to a cd it's not that hard :huh:

#23 Windows X

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 15:41

13MB resources is too high. Can you shrink it down to 1-5MB with other languages like C or C++?

#24 vetbangbang023

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 19:13

13MB resources is too high. Can you shrink it down to 1-5MB with other languages like C or C++?

Please stop complaining about the memory usage. You have no idea how the .net framework manages memory. it reserves the memory until another app needs it then releases it.

#25 Banzai

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 19:17

its different, good work

#26 OP Thrawn

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 20:52

new release, version .75:

Download Here

-It still depends on the .NET framework, but memory usage is around 1/3rd what it used to be.
-More importantly, the time will remain correct on resume from standby or hibernate.


Also, I'm sorry, the download link for Luna VX does not work for me... and making a skin is pretty easy.
The .NET Framework is found on Windows Update under "Reccomended Updates"

Edited by Thrawn, 26 March 2004 - 21:09.


#27 edmonton

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 21:03

Cool!

Using it right now!

#28 iller

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 21:16

I am having problems using it.

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#29 neokitten

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 21:19

iller, same here

#30 OP Thrawn

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 21:43

I am having problems using it.

http://user.tninet.s...lockproblem.jpg

Woah, it looks like your tray has less space for the clock than most systems do... Neither my desktop or Tablet PC is like that, but if the issue is widespread, I'll have to modify the program to compensate. How does the old version work for you? You can get it here: OLD VERSION http://webdisk.berke...nghornClock.zip

Thanks for the screenshot, BTW