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Hello DonationCoders,
I have already written a small program in AutoIT and I see that many of you use AutoHotKey. Is there a certain advantage to using AutoHotKey over AutoIT? Is there a feature set that is missing from AutoIT?

Please discuss.

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Thank you for that! Unfortunately, it is not something that I could use for work purposes. It is free for personal use, but not in a business setting :(

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The site 'nirsoft.net' has a lot of small utilities that are updated on a somewhat regular basis. I would like some kind of program that will check the versions that are on the website against what I already have to see if the website ones are newer. If so, it will download them.

Can this be done reasonably in AutoHotKey?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« on: January 12, 2015, 05:47 AM »
Hey Mouser.....
Sorry for the delay in making this look all proper n such. I started a new job not too long ago and I havent been able to give much time. I think I have this looking a lot more like what it should.

By the way, thank you for the donation! I appreciate that a lot.

Jim

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« on: January 07, 2015, 05:59 AM »
Hey there Mouser.....
I am trying to attach an image using the 'Link Inline Image' tag and it is not working for me. I have attached a .png file and I use the '[ Invalid Attachment ]' tag (with # replaced with the attachment number, in my case, the 2nd attachment, since the first attachment is the zip file of my program)

What am I doing wrong?

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« on: January 06, 2015, 05:30 AM »
Awwwww, not even a mention in the NANY 2015 results :(

There is always next year!

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« on: November 17, 2014, 05:17 AM »
Hopefully others will find it useful. I know it is sort of a 'niche' software that does not have a wide audience.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« on: November 14, 2014, 01:08 PM »
Thank you, Tomos......I will make it "official" by creating an entry using the template  :Thmbsup:

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:52 PM »
This is what I posted in my original thread when I proposed this program:

I have been writing and improving upon a program that I wrote for the company I work for to enter OEM branding information on a computer. We build desktop computers to spec for customers and I wanted a way for us to put our company and model information/logo image on each computer that we sell.

Right now, I have information specific to our company in the program, so I am going to create a more generic version for NANY and release it very soon.

Right now, the program allows you to:

- enter OEM Information (Manufacturer, Model #, OEM Phone #, OEM Hours, OEM URL, OEM logo)  in an easy to use interface
- select a new OEM logo (BMP file) by clicking on the interface and selecting a new file
- copy any new logo used to your Logo directory for future use
- create a drop-down menu on the interface that contains all models of computer that you normally build. This list can easily be added to and deleted from.

For a future version, I hope to be able to let the user scroll through logos in the LOGO directory, via a pair of front and back buttons, to select a logo.

This is my first utility that I have programmed, and I feel that it has turned out rather well so far. It is written in AutoIT, but I hope to port it to C# some day.

Jim

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:51 PM »
OK, looking at the other entries in this category, I guess the answer is YES....I will throw it out there.

The program itself seems to work very well for what it needs to do, but I would like some opinions and comments to maybe improve it.

The chm help file that I have included here is the one for my work version of the program. I will be changing that for a more generic audience in the future.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:59 AM »
NANY 2015 Entry Information
[attachimg=#1][/attachimg]
Application Name The OEMer
Version 1.0.0.97 11 14 2014
Short Description Use The OEMer to brand the computers you build with your company name, model name, company hours and a pictorial company logo
Supported OSes Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Web Page -------------------------------
Download Link A link to the download file/Installer
System Requirements
  • A list of
  • System Requirements
Version History
  • A list of the (ongoing) version history
Author Promoted Pawn Productions


Description
You have built a wonderful business for yourself. People buy the computers that you build and are very happy with them. How would you like to put information such as your company name, hours of operation, phone number, and a pictorial logo for your business?

The OEMer is your tool!

Features
- Program is designed to be run as a portable application. Just install to a flash drive.
- Change Manufacturer, Model, Support Hours, Support Phone, Support URL and graphic logo to anything you want.
- Easily Add/Delete model names from the list.

Planned Features
- add a button to easily change the logo picture to any BMP that you like
- this program is going to be part of a larger 'suite' type program for doing a complete setup on newly built computers, including desktop background, screensaver, customer power settings and others.

Screenshots
The Main Screen
[attachimg=#2][/attachimg]

Some of the Menus
[attachimg=#3][/attachimg]
[attachimg=#4][/attachimg]

Usage
Installation
The OEMer is a portable application. Just unzip to a folder on  your thumb drive and run it.
Using the Application
Using The OEMer is very intuitive. If you have any questions about how to use it, a help file is included in the base folder.

Uninstallation
Delete the Application folder. There are no registry entries created in the installation of The OEMer

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 07, 2014, 05:50 AM »
Thanks Stephen  :Thmbsup:

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DC Website Help and Extras / Re: Hosting for NANY program
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:19 PM »
Thanks, Stephen....
It looks like I will come in under the 8MB limit, so I guess there is no problem.

 :D

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DC Website Help and Extras / Hosting for NANY program
« on: November 06, 2014, 04:05 PM »
I am not sure if this is the proper forum area for this question, but it seemed logical to me.

I want to enter a program into the NANY 2015, but I do not have a place to host my program. How would I allow others to download it? Is there a way that I can get some space within the Donationcoder domain?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:56 PM »
Thanks, Tao. That sounds like a good question to put in the appropriate forum.

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:42 PM »
I have a question about this whole NANY process. I dont really have anywhere to host my entry, so how would I allow people to download it?

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:30 PM »
Yeah, I like that 'open the EXE idea'......get rid of that nasty nasty wallpaper  :D 8)

But ... But ... what if it's released on April Fools' Day and the default replacement is My Little Pony?

(Trivia - The day Slashdot jumped the shark - it was their best April Fools joke ever!) (see attachment in previous post)

Sorry, I am not a Broney......that pink hurts my eyes  :'(

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 03:10 PM »
Actually, we put our own wallpaper on our builds, and I am creating a program to facilitate that process as well. That one will come later on, and will probably be another program that I would add to DonationCoder.

DC is one of the BEST sites out there in internet-land :)

(B-Movie Outrage)
This means war! Don't make me commission a coding snack that changes wallpaper to a blank-color screen in three clicks just to get rid of your advertising! (/B-Movie Outrage)
:P

(Pick OS, Pick color, though I only ever use black or deep blue.)

3 Clicks seems a bit excessive for such a simple task....why not just open the EXE and it would do it all for you? :P

Yeah, I like that 'open the EXE idea'......get rid of that nasty nasty wallpaper  :D 8)

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 02:36 PM »
Actually, we put our own wallpaper on our builds, and I am creating a program to facilitate that process as well. That one will come later on, and will probably be another program that I would add to DonationCoder.

DC is one of the BEST sites out there in internet-land :)

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / Re: NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 02:08 PM »
Tomos, that is the exact page that the OEM info appears on (right-click My Computer, go to Properties).

No, it does not appear on the desktop, where it definitely might be annoying as all hell  :'( >:(

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N.A.N.Y. 2015 / NANY 2015 Pledge: OEMer
« on: November 06, 2014, 12:09 PM »
I have been writing and improving upon a program that I wrote for the company I work for to enter OEM branding information on a computer. We build desktop computers to spec for customers and I wanted a way for us to put our company and model information/logo image on each computer that we sell.

Right now, I have information specific to our company in the program, so I am going to create a more generic version for NANY and release it very soon.

Right now, the program allows you to:

- enter OEM Information (Manufacturer, Model #, OEM Phone #, OEM Hours, OEM URL, OEM logo)  in an easy to use interface
- select a new OEM logo (BMP file) by clicking on the interface and selecting a new file
- copy any new logo used to your Logo directory for future use
- create a drop-down menu on the interface that contains all models of computer that you normally build. This list can easily be added to and deleted from.

For a future version, I hope to be able to let the user scroll through logos in the LOGO directory, via a pair of front and back buttons, to select a logo.

This is my first utility that I have programmed, and I feel that it has turned out rather well so far. It is written in AutoIT, but I hope to port it to C# some day.

Jim

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Screenshot Captor / Re: BUG?: Paintbrush Object Settings
« on: May 20, 2014, 04:09 AM »
I just installed the full version of this program to see if the same thing occurred, and it did. Am I doing something wrong, or is this, indeed, a bug?

I also notice that when I click the 'Clear All Paint' button, the paint doesn't actually clear until I click again somewhere in the work area.

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Screenshot Captor / BUG?: Paintbrush Object Settings
« on: May 09, 2014, 02:56 PM »
I am using the portable version of SC, and I want to take an image that I have captured and edit it, adding lines, etc with the paint tool. I perform the following steps:
1. capture the image
2. select 'Save Image and Show' - the image editor pops up with my image.
3. click the paintbrush tool (Paintbrush Object)

If I do not change any of the settings for the paintbrush tool, I am OK.

If I change the settings, my changes will not take effect until I close the paint tool and open it again.

I am guessing that this is not how the tool is supposed to work??

Thank you for such an awesome program :)

Jim

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I guess there is really no need for this program anymore, although I would like to see how it can be done. My boss was able to get the key read and the computer has been given back to the customer.

Thanks for your consideration.

Jim

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Yes, skwire, I understand that this COULD be taken as a keygen, and I completely understand your trepidation. I can assure you that, in my case, it is not. I work at a computer shop, and a customer brought us a laptop that had obviously been well used and the key sticker on the bottom is pretty worn. There was no way to fix the laptop, except by re-formatting, and now I am left in a not so good situation.

I can clearly read some of the characters and others are not so legible, but I can guess at them (there are probably 5-7 out of the 25 characters that are less than readable).

It is my plan that I will have to take a chunk out of my days and try the possible combinations (which I understand could be quite numerous) to see if I can help this customer out.

I started to write a list out of the possible combinations, but that got very cumbersome very quickly.

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