Glass Toast for Vista


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AndreasV

in Vista, the balloon popups look like the ones from XP.

WGA_balloon.jpg

However, at some point in the longhorn beta's, they actually looked like this:

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I wanted to recreate that effect for vista, and made a small application to do so: GlassToastst.

First Version

toasts.jpg

What's working?

+ intercept notification balloons and replace them with a glass toast (longhorn 4xxx style)

+ notifications give the same response as real balloons (eg. "click here balloons" initiates the same acation with glass toasts)

+ made stuff a bit prettier.

What's stupid?

+ all offset values are hardcoded. All others are derived from bitmap sizes.

+ stupid DWM blurring: mask.bmp is used for masking out the blur on parts that should be 100% transparent; white = invisible; black=visible in the mask.bmp

+ occasionally some problems (seems not all applications use the correct flags)

Download

http://mpj.tomaatnet.nl/glasstoast.zip

Danny helped with some resources, for which I thank him gratefully :)

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Jordan Green

It Looks great :) cant wait til i install vista and use this.

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SionicIon

Does this work for 64bit?

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AndreasV

No. If someone has a x64 bit compiler, he can ask me for the source.

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azz0r_wugg

Still alot of work todo, personally I think there's alot of wasted space...much prefer vistas.

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nub

needs padding, smaller corners, and white bg.

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Island Dog

This is very interesting. I look forward to seeing the progress.

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synchro

Very interesting! Will be keeping an eye on this one:)

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FOOOD

Looks good. If I install Vista again I'll definitely give it a try :)

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Meraklis56

Nice Add-On and its only 1.6mb in Ram.Now i am waiting for baloon popups! :p

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AndreasV

I'm working on a XP compatible version :)

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AndreasV

glasstoasts2.jpg

added some more:

+ dropshadow (an unshadowed png is also there).

+ options (half working for now)

+ masking the blur is finally working correct now

+ fixed a deadlock bug with icon retrieval

+ more stuff.

+ hopefully xp compatible.

x64: get me a working x64 compiler and you'll get it.

http://mpj.tomaatnet.nl/glasstoast.zip

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AJerman

What did you write it in? I have VS.NET 2005 installed and can compile it for x64 if you'd like.

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Harreh
+ hopefully xp compatible.

It isn't. I'm on XP pro SP2.

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AndreasV

It would be helpfully if you say what doesn't work under XP...

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richardsim7

I tried it XP SP2...just didn't work, at all.

I pressed start, then balloon, nothing happened :(

-Rich-

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AJerman

Alright dude, well I'm going out to watch the hockey game and probably will be gone for the night so send me a PM if you want me to see about compiling it here on x64 or if you find someone else then that's fine.

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Harreh
I tried it XP SP2...just didn't work, at all.

I pressed start, then balloon, nothing happened :(

-Rich-

That's what happened with me.

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