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1576  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Review of VistaDB on: June 16, 2011, 01:32:45 AM
Final Rating 9/10 - a buy rating.
You wrote up a fine review wraith, thanks for that. Thmbsup
1577  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 16, 2011, 01:24:42 AM
Even the official Microsoft Visual Studio uses F12 (by default) for another purpose: "Go To Definition", so I wouldn't worry too much about using it for your special hotkey, unless ofcourse it's used by an application you use a lot Wink
1578  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 15, 2011, 05:43:12 AM
Attached, please find an attempt at an alternate view of the file in question.
Thank you thumbs up, I'll see if I can maintain this more readable than the txt version... huh

But I do have the web version already embarassed
1579  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 15, 2011, 03:16:52 AM
Another rigorous option could be to pull out the keyboard, grab a soldering iron and some wire, and re-wire the Scroll-Lock key to be connected parallel to the Fn key (and no longer be the Scroll-lock key). Then pop the keyboard back in. Voila Cool.
1580  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: idea: make scroll lock <say> remap arrow key functions to page,home, end etc. on: June 15, 2011, 03:02:52 AM
I think the essence is in what Sony told you already. The Fn key isn't handled by Windows but by the BIOS, not modifiable by any software intervention.

Would connecting a more you-friendly keyboard be a solution? One that has all the normal keys in a configuration that you can use it with one hand only? I assume you had something usable before you got the laptop.
1581  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 02:49:35 PM
I fixed a few errors in my code huh (I'm always the first to admit I can make errors Grin)

WinButtonEdit 0.8.4.1 (RC5) is available with the download of WinButtons 3.2.0

The changelog:
2011-06-14, v0.8.4.1 (RC5)
  • ! Fixed issues with saving an empty file /variables (cranioscopical)
  • ! Disabled 'Move button to Group', not working yet
2011-06-13, v0.8.4.0 (RC5) (not released)
  • + Added 'Move button to Group' context menu and initial functions (ewemoa), not OK yet
  • ! Fixed issues with 'Insert Button'
1582  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Can someone recommend a good and i18n screen keyboard? on: June 14, 2011, 09:15:21 AM
Isn't the On Screen Keyboard of Windows Vista/Windows 7 enough? Don't know about the customizations though. (Not mentioned in the OP as unwanted)
1583  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 04:22:38 AM
Hm, I'm pretty sure I uploaded the new version last night, but I'm not at home ATM, so can't re-upload.

I'll attach WinButtonEdit 0.8.3.1 here, temporarily.

Edit: Removed as the official download has been fixed.
1584  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 14, 2011, 01:57:26 AM
I'm willing to go away and leave you alone.
I can handle the pressure Grin

Would you be so kind to try the updated WBE 0.8.3.1, please? It has some fixes for the issues you're seeing. And there's more coming but not releasable (!= working) yet.
1585  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Force USB Drives to use Drive Letter X on: June 14, 2011, 01:35:25 AM
Uhm, would mounting the USB drive into a subdirectory, as you can do using Disk management, be feasible? I use it to have all my USB sticks (several brands in several capacities) in 1 subdirectory (0-USBdrives) of my harddisk, and it never connects wrong. The 0 is in the name to have it on top of the directorylist for easy discovery when using Explorer.
1586  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: IDEA: Search a folder of text files for an expression, copy the line of text on: June 14, 2011, 01:25:44 AM
You could search google for 'logfile analyzer' (as I did), most top 10 results are free/open source tools with lots of features and options. I'd give one of them a go.
1587  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Repeat Region Capture and Numbering Files for Animation/Sequencing on: June 13, 2011, 11:03:11 AM
yup yup, thats the one,
Ok thanks, I was just being curious embarassed
1588  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands: WinButtons 3.2.0 on: June 13, 2011, 10:18:03 AM
On a feature request of ewemoa I implemented (Drag &) Drop support for files (haven't researched other types yet), so there's a new release:

WinButtons 3.2.0 and WinButtonEdit 0.8.3.1 (RC4), available from the original release post.

This is the changelog for WBE: (WinButtons changelog is in the source)
2011-06-13, v0.8.3.1 (RC4)
  • + Added Fields and updated layout to add On Drop command to button parameters
  • - Removed a left-over Debug messagebox in the File/Save routine...
2011-06-12, v0.8.3.0 (RC4) (not released)
  • + Added Drop Files support to WinButtons and Preview

The other items I'll have a look at later.
1589  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 13, 2011, 10:12:49 AM
As I was deleting nodes from the treeview, I tried the Delete key first, then discovered Control+D via the context menu.  I got to thinking that I've got these unconscious expectations of shortcut keys smiley
AutoIt allows for application wide shortcuts only, for as far as I can see, so I choose Ctrl-D instead of Del, as that's quite indispensable during normal editing.

I didn't figure out a way to get buttons to move among groups.  Is this intentional?
That's been a TODO item for a small while, I'll get to that later this week.

I chose File -> New to eventually end up with an empty group.  I noticed a Test button in the preview but no listing in the treeview.  When I chose "Insert button" from the context menu of the treeview, I expected to see a new node in the treeview, but I didn't see one show up.
I'll do some more testing, thought I had all issues here covered, but I may have missed a few situations.

But first...
1590  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Repeat Region Capture and Numbering Files for Animation/Sequencing on: June 13, 2011, 04:28:02 AM
using the Arrow Keys, and # is close enough to them to make life very very easy!
What kind of keyboard-layout do you use that has # near the arrow keys? (not an expert on keyboard layouts but on my 'standard' US layout, # is more than 3/4 keyboard size away from the arrow keys undecided)
1591  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Need beta testers for a Hangman game on: June 12, 2011, 04:22:11 AM
Could someone with experience in Inno Setup scripting check out the following setup script and see if you can spot what I've done (or failed to do) that's causing the installer not to exit after the user checks the "Launch Hangman" checkbox and then clicks the installer's Finish button?

Formatted for PHP with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. [Run]
  2. Filename: "{app}\README.TXT"; Description: "View the README file"; Flags: postinstall shellexec skipifsilent
  3. Filename: "{app}\KyrHangman.exe"; Flags: postinstall

It's as simple as adding nowait to the ]Run] line of your script:
Formatted for PHP with the GeSHI Syntax Highlighter [copy or print]
  1. [Run]
  2. Filename: "{app}\KyrHangman.exe"; Flags: postinstall nowait
1592  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post on: June 11, 2011, 03:19:43 PM
And as usual, the devil is in the details:
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1593  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: (Update) GUI Editor for WinButtons: WinButtonEdit 0.8.2 (RC3) on: June 11, 2011, 03:15:43 PM
I've done a lot bugfixing, because ewemoa and cranioscopical did a lot of testing. Thanks guys Thmbsup

WinButtonEdit 0.8.2.0 is available for download from the original release-post (included with WinButtons)

What's new:
2011-06-11, v0.8.2.0 (RC3)
  • ! Fixed Tree selection issues when clicking a button in the preview (ewemoa)
  • ! Fixed File/Open, File/Save or File/Save as... then selecting WinButtonEdit.ini gives a warning and doesn't open/save that file (ewemoa)
  • ! Fixed Initial treeview didn't display the expander image on the last Group tree-item when not expanded initially (ewemoa)
  • ! Fixed File/New to create the Empty group in the tree (cranioscopical)
  • ! Fixed Deleting all buttons crashed with array-index errors (cranioscopical)
  • ! Fixed File/Save didn't write a new file because all parameters saved where default and so not saved. Now always stores Top and Left settings so the file is actually saved (cranioscopical)

from Vista and up Ctrl-A selects the content of the edit. Seems that's a feature since Vista was introduced ohmy
Not sure if I want to 'fix' that for Windows XP, as it's also not available in any standard Windows input control.

If there's more issues, please tell me about it, and thanks for the effort so far, guys, much appreciated Kiss
1594  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: Angry Birds free for Chrome on: June 11, 2011, 02:58:36 PM
Great find Thmbsup


And for those that don't want to install Chrome first, and have a modern browser with javascript enabled and have flash installed (IE9/FF4/Safari5) there's http://chrome.angrybirds.com/
(IE8/FF3.6 are dead-slow when I last tried, Opera 11.11 choked on the site)
1595  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 11:12:55 AM
I see we share the same low expectations of my mental faculties
Your reputation of tool-breaker / bug-finder is kindofa public secret around these forums tongue

I was trying to create a button without first creating a group!
The actual fix is that I create the (mandatory) '<no group>' treeview item, when you start a new Configuration using File/New. Creating a new group won't help you either, as you prolly have found out by now...
1596  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 08:24:26 AM
I find that I was expecting to create a panel from scratch using WBE and that I don't know how. This may mean that first I have to read something somewhere  ohmy
Thanks for trying WinButtonEdit, I was kinda expecting you to find something smiley

IMHO WBE is too small a tool to warrant a wizard, but I'll see if I can improve the User experience here.

Rather than simply editing what's there (very easy to do with WBE) I wanted to start with a clean slate.
If I start with an empty .ini I can't use the button fields in WBE so, obviously, I've missed the point.

Looking through the winbuttons.ini, however, I did find one remarkably apposite variable, viz. dummy
I thought I had that all covered during testing, but I wasn't thorough enough it seems. embarassed
Expect this issue to be fixed in the next release

And the work-around for this issue is to save and re-open the new file (but it's not yet in the MRU)
1597  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 08:19:24 AM
Any chance of Control+A selecting all text in text fields?
Eh, it does what you expect on my system, and I have done nothing in WBE to enable or disable that. Got another script catching ^A, perhaps? (AKA: Works on my machine... ohmy)
No scripts running when I tested -- once via a VirtualBox Windows XP SP3 guest and once on a notebook running XP SP3.  I hear a sound but there is no selection.

Tested on XP and it just beeps at me, but no selection, then tried on a Win7 virtual (not my default Win7 system) and a Vista virtual, and from Vista and up Ctrl-A selects the content of the edit. Seems that's a feature since Vista was introduced ohmy


Regarding WinButtons itself, is there any support for dropping things on to buttons?  I searched for relevant information in this topic and WinButtons.Readme.txt unsuccessfully.
WinButtons is not a drop-target, but I could add that if you want/need it. Could you give a more elaborate description for what/how you'd expect to happen there?
I was thinking it might be nice if it were possible to specify in the configuration that a certain action would be taken upon drop (e.g. execute a command passing the path of what's dropped -- assuming what's dropped has a path or set of paths).  Does that make sense?

I'll see what I can come up with, sounds kinda intriguing Cool (never did much drag&drop-related stuff)

All other issues & promises: I'll do my best in fixing asap.
1598  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 11, 2011, 06:27:32 AM
So I've been trying out the editor (according to the about box, I see 0.8.1.0) a bit and have some initial feedback:
Great, thanks for this extensive feedback Thmbsup

I found choosing a color via the "Change..." button for Color to not work if starting with a blank value (no value got filled in to the text field for Color:), while I found that the corresponding choosing sequence of actions for Textcolor did work.
I can see no difference for these two buttons (not in code, nor when testing), but when 'creating' a custom color, it needs to be added to the colorset by using the button 'Add to Custom Colors' before it will stick. (This has been tested quite extensive before release. It uses the standard AutoIt Color Selection Dialog with any of it's 'peculiarities' that I can't do much about)

Any chance of Control+A selecting all text in text fields?
Eh, it does what you expect on my system, and I have done nothing in WBE to enable or disable that. Got another script catching ^A, perhaps? (AKA: Works on my machine... ohmy)

I accidentally opened the WinButtonEdit.ini in the editor -- not a good idea right?  Any chance of some kind of warning or protection?
I'll add a check/warning in the next release.

I see that clicking on a button in the preview will select a node in the tree -- except it doesn't appear to work for the Pink-Online button in <no group> in my default WinButtons.ini.
Correct. That button in the preview is disabled (that should be visible...) by a Condition, so the OnClick doesn't fire. In the Options menu there's ''Assume all Conditions True (not saved)" just for that. The 'not saved' part tells that this setting isn't persistent between sessions of WBE.

In the tree view, multiple nodes appear selected sometimes: view WinButtons.ini, choose <no group>, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, choose scite, ensure the corresponding treeview is expanded, click on the 'Push 1ce' button in the preview, click on the Notepad node under the <no group> treeview
Hm, another case of 'Works on my machine...' weird. I do the de-selection and selection of treenodes using standard AU3 included functions, and can not see what you describe. I'll test some more, and add a small delay in between, that might improve things.
Could be something with the OS/Video drivers, what's your configuration? (Tested with Win7 with Aero on nVidia GTS 250 with drivers 8.17.12.5896.)
Also tested on WinXP running on VMWare and on 125%/120 DPI, and I see some odd behavior there. I'll try to fix that, if possible. The treeview control is a nasty beast sometimes, I've seen in the past Sad

When I open WinButtons.ini, initially I don't see a + expander next to the scite group in the left pane.  When I select the scite group though, the + expander appears.
I've seen that and don't know how to solve it. The + expander appears when I move my mousepointer over it (on Win7). The current 'workaround' is to set option "Expand all button groups after load" Cool
On WinXP I can duplicate this issue, I'll try to fix this if possible, too.

When there isn't much space in the preview, is there a good way to move it without accidentally pushing the buttons that fill most of the space?
Besides aiming very accurately Cool, you could enable "Show Window Border" and "Display Windows Close button" in the "Global parameters" tab, so the default 'handles' appear, or increase the "Button margin" value a bit. For this reason I've positioned the preview by default on the right/top side of WBE (instead of the runtime position for WinButtons), so it isn't covering any part of WBE.

Regarding WinButtons itself, is there any support for dropping things on to buttons?  I searched for relevant information in this topic and WinButtons.Readme.txt unsuccessfully.
WinButtons is not a drop-target, but I could add that if you want/need it. Could you give a more elaborate description for what/how you'd expect to happen there?

Thank you for:

Quote
Environment variables can be used by using %env.variable%
smiley That's just the default Environment variables expansion available in AutoIt. It was a 'nice to have' feature and quite easy to add Cool

I didn't find it in the docs, but by looking at the samples I noticed that it looks like one can use relative paths.  Thmbsup
Yep, I try to use a relative path after the executable file for WinSendKeys is picked using the file-browse dialog. It's not in the same subdirectory on my system, as the sample shows. The Run/RunWait AutoIt function is quite flexible in this.

I'll try to release an updated version this weekend.
1599  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for a single timeline task planning tool on: June 11, 2011, 04:06:00 AM
This is probably too much, but would openproj be usable?
1600  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: June 10, 2011, 05:03:32 AM
Was this a lot of work?
Ehm, yes the changelog starts on may 3rd embarassed and I worked on it for 1 to 'a few' hours, 3 or four days a week, but the hardest part was taking generated source from Koda (the AutoIt GUI designer) to Scite without all generated errors and unneeded crap undecided. And then you move some controls a few pixels... ohmy
But I had fun (and inspiration) while working on it, that's the most important gain I had from it thumbs up

should lower the barrier-to-entry

That was the major goal
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