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1576  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: September 07, 2011, 02:27:59 PM
I guess a "lock" template feature would be nice too, i.e. force a "group" template to appear all the time regardless of whether its related program is in focus.
Yup, that's what I had in mind. thumbs up
1577  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 07, 2011, 02:26:32 PM
This touchscreen system is working  f a n t a s t i c a l l y  even in these early stages.
I can hardly wait for mine to arrive greenclp
1578  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 07, 2011, 02:21:43 PM
There is also a strange layout problem. My Photoshop specific "group" of buttons now is offset to the left by about 200 pixels and the background is bright orange - it was black before the udpate.
Both these settings I found in the Group settings for the Photoshop group. Select the group or one of the buttons of that group, then select the 'Group parameters' tab. The setting for Left is -135 (close enough to 200 tongue), and the background is set to red (0xff0000), but that might look like orange on the touchscreen, compared to your high-quality 30" monitor. On my medium-fi 26" Iiyama, it's a tad pink between the (black) buttons, and glowing reddish orange if I disable one button:

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Edit:
Oh, and how to correct the strange behavior: Set Left to 0 (or empty), and change the color if you need/want that (it looks just fine IMHO, a nice contrast from the 'default' buttongroup)
1579  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 07, 2011, 01:48:38 PM
One thing I'd like to point out that appears to be working very well is that the, original, "Restore cursor after button" feature provides a very nice "cosmetic" solution to MIMO's software failings.
Hmm, I'll probably revert to that method then, and see if the performance improvement I did, is also useful.
1580  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: September 07, 2011, 01:39:09 PM
to make that simple I'd assume it to be the last active window
Haven't tried that (yet), but it would be a nice feature, expect improvements after I receive the touchscreen Cool

display the more "generic" number keypad button layout.
A feature similar to that is on my todo list, I was thinking of a 'DisplayAlways' group, but temporarily hiding it would be useful too.
This can be nearly achieved by running 2 instances of WinButtons, one on the left or top half and the other on the right or bottom half of the TouchScreen. WBE has a feature to use current Preview location as Top/Left coordinates, so positioning would be fairly easy smiley
1581  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 07, 2011, 01:24:47 PM
What is the "Caption" for?

It can be used to have a button without text or image, just color, or to have a dynamically updated caption (displaying time for instance, see the examples for condition<n> in the WinButtons.Readme.txt file)
1582  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 07, 2011, 01:19:22 PM
A point of attention:
If WinButtons or WinButtonEdit have a current file that is not named WinButtons.wbuc or WinButtons.ini, they try to read any missing Settings values from WinButtons.wbuc or .ini (dependent on/same as the extension of the current file).
So if you have said file in the current directory while editing, but not in the actual directory where WinButtons is reading the current file, behavior will be different. (there is a corresponding remark in the WinButtons.readme.txt file about this)

And a small tip: WBE offers to run the current file with WinButtons from the 'File/Run WinButtons with current file  Ctrl-R' menuitem, for a quick 'Real World' test smiley

The cause for losing all Captions is not clear to me, I've never seen that happen before Cry, I'll investigate.
1583  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor: Improved Arrows on: September 07, 2011, 12:19:24 PM
Ooohh, I love them Kiss Kiss Kiss
1584  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 07, 2011, 10:15:41 AM
The new cursor memory feature doesn't seem to make any difference regardless of the setting it's on
Setting the CursorRestore buffer to Small should give the same buffersize as the previous version, but I also tweaked the buffer-fill-code to try to be a bit more efficient. Might be I messed up something embarassed

There is also a strange layout problem.
Could you PM or e-mail me that layout file, so I can have a look at it?

I have noticed that, even though I firmly press the keys to compile the AutoIt3 source, it sometimes produces a bad/partly corrupted .exe, so I should probably do some more quality assurance before packing stuff into the zip-file. huh
I'll re-compile later today, and upload again (can't ftp from work).

One, thought and question: are the old .wbuc button templates compatible with the updates of WinButtonsEdit?

It's going to be a long process of having to recreate all the templates everytime if so.
The file-format has been backward compatible from day one, I only added settings (and sections) that are not interpreted by older versions of WinButtons but they do no harm. And ofcourse the default extension changed from .ini to .wbuc, some time ago, but it does work with .ini files equally well.
When unpacking my zip-file, just get the *.exe and *.readme.txt files. Unzip *.au3 if you want the source, all other files are hardly ever changed and meant as examples for new users.

For the keyboard shortcut keys I'm working on built-in support for WB, to avoid the load-time of WinSendKeys, and the AutoIt3 'rules' can be found here. Anything you can Send(), you can use with WB (though WinSendKeys can do a bit more, like mouse-clicks).
The WB built-in Send function will get a new command (not '-send'), so that would require a 1-time change to your .wbuc file(s). undecided
1585  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 06, 2011, 05:39:45 PM
I published an update for WinButtons and WBE in this thread, adding a configurable buffersize for the CursorRestore feature.

@nudone, I expect that setting CursorRestore to 'Regular', using WBE, should eliminate most of the 'missed mouse-cursor restores' you saw until now.
1586  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands: WinButtons 3.4.1 on: September 06, 2011, 05:33:36 PM
I updated the CursorRestore feature of WinButtons, giving it a configurable buffersize so the "can't restore the mouse cursor because I don't remember any more positions" situation should happen a little less often.
The setting is renamed from 'Restore cursor after button' to 'CursorRestore buffer' on the Global parameters page in WinButtonEdit.
Selectable values are Off, Small, Regular, Medium and Large. The old default was a buffersize of Small.

Here's an update release of:
and

Download available from the release message, linking to my DCMembers pages.

nudone is already doing a lot of real-world testing Thmbsup, but more feedback is welcome, as usual smiley
1587  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 06, 2011, 09:55:47 AM
Oh, and @Ath, I shan't be sending one to you  Grin
That's kind of a disappointment, but I'll survive Grin


I'm sure ath will get it working great once he starts playing with a setup similar to yours Wink
I'm working on making the currently fixed buffer a bit more flexible, I'll probably release the update later this week.
1588  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Scrolling capture is not working on: September 05, 2011, 04:44:50 PM
Another confirmation, Win7 x64 with default Aero theme.

It duplicates just below the last thing that is visible, I had 333 as the last line visible from the first page (red arrow), and that got duplicated, and it shifted 666 and 777 out of view at the blue arrow. Case of +/-1 perhaps?
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1589  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 05, 2011, 10:19:41 AM
but does it support "menus"? Drawer-line collections of buttons, for example.

Please have a look at the first screenshot in the WinButtons release-thread, it's showing a 3-level menu, and the 2nd screenshot shows a 2-level menu. It's simply a secondary instance of WB, positioned relative to the button that started it. It needs either <Esc> pressed or a dedicated button that closes that single instance (or the border displayed, with the default Windows close button), so that might need some improvement in implementation. Feature requests are welcome, ofcourse  smiley
1590  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Looking for 'self email' sender on: September 05, 2011, 04:59:12 AM
Ehm, do you want the e-mail, or is an Outlook Task also an option? In that case, NANY 2011 entry TaskDaddy should be on your list thumbs up
1591  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: It's alive, it's alive!!! mwahaha! - WinButtons and 7" touchscreen works on: September 05, 2011, 04:54:27 AM
This makes me a happy person with a warm feeling inside today (and some more days this week) Kiss and that's just because you are so happy with the result cheesy

It's looking great, though touch-screen placement does indeed need some tweaking smiley
1592  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: GUI automation on: September 04, 2011, 05:45:32 AM
I need to record macros to programs that have GUI elements/controls, that do not have classnn, or other distinguishable characteristics.
Eventually, most applications have them, but they can hide it in certain situations. When building WinSendKeys I had a bit similar issues, and reverted to doing other-control-relative mouse-clicks, usually it's toolbarbuttons that don't have these classnames/classnn, but the toolbar or it's surrounding windows has, and the toolbar is often in a fixed location.

Can you give examples of applications that hide (most) controls like this? I know Firefox 4.0 and later has issues in this arena, and some apps created using C++Builder 6 have the issues with the toolbars, mentioned above, but I haven't found much other applications with this behavior.
1593  Special User Sections / N.A.N.Y. 2012 / Re: NANY 2012 Pledge & Early Beta: Ethervane Echo on: September 04, 2011, 05:35:44 AM
Very impressive indeed Thmbsup

I'll be testing this soon.
1594  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands on: September 04, 2011, 05:03:26 AM
@nudone, I'm glad you are getting the hang of it already thumbs up
I was out for a party, yesterday, so I didn't get to see your messages until now.

The Ctrl-N keystroke could also have been specified using {ctrl}n (without spaces), but that's just a minor detail, and some applications can need the keystrokes to be sent a bit slower, as will happen if you send {ctrldown} n {ctrlup} using WinSendKeys.

One thing I've just noticed is that it takes a while to redraw the buttons as they flick between the Groups. I've got 40 buttons on display in each group; is this pushing WinButtons to its limits?
I haven't tried WinButtons with that number of buttons yet, I usually work with 10 to 12 buttons, but as I have quite fast PC's atm, I don't notice any slowness. I'll have to try on a less capable system, but I'm not sure I have much tuning options there, while using plain AutoIt3 code.

The main event-loop is triggered every 100 msec, maybe it would help if you tune that to say 50 or 60 msec, so the response on changing application focus is somewhat more snappy. Setting it lower than 20 msec is going to get you into performance trouble, I guess, as the processing during each loop does need some time.
This value needs to be changed in the source directly (WinButtons.au3, find the line with 'Sleep(100)' and change it accordingly, then run the au3 file or recompile using AutoIt3), I'll probably add a setting for that to a next release of WinButtons/WBE.
1595  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Should I Get A Divorce? on: September 03, 2011, 04:44:23 AM
It is a very nice looking device.
I think that sums it up for both the iPad and the iPhone. Grin

I've been carrying an Android for over a year now, and my employer gave me an iPhone 4 about 2 months ago, and being the technocrat I am, the Android is and will be my best friend smartphone for some time to come Cool

doing all that stuff she usually gets me to do
Lovely story app cheesy
1596  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ultimate touchscreen control via iPad remote software - I'm excited on: September 02, 2011, 03:23:48 PM
I just released WinButtons 3.4.0 and WinButtonEdit 1.0.1.1 from the WinButtons release message.

A new feature CursorRestore is introduced.

Any feedback is welcome smiley
1597  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Release: On Screen Button That Sends Keyboard Commands: WinButtons 3.4.0 on: September 02, 2011, 03:20:38 PM
I added a new feature to WinButtons: CursorRestore, on a request from nudone in this thread.
When enabled, the cursor is restored to it's last know position, outside of the WinButtons window. To be used if WinButtons is positioned on a (external) touch-screen.


Next to supporting the new CursorRestore option, WinButtonsEdit also displays the current (Top, Left) position of the preview window (if enabled), and has a menu-option to copy those coordinates to the Global Top and Left fields, so the preview can be dragged to the desired position, and used as startup coordinates for WinButtons.


Download available from the release message, linking to my DCMembers pages.

It really needs real-world testing, but any feedback is welcome smiley
1598  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ultimate touchscreen control via iPad remote software - I'm excited on: September 01, 2011, 05:05:25 AM
Hmmm, not good.

I'll try to fix that ASAP, as said before, I've been thinking of a possible solution, just have to implement it Cool
1599  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Ultimate touchscreen control via iPad remote software - I'm excited on: September 01, 2011, 01:15:31 AM
I have some (minor) changes planned for WinButtons, regarding mouse movement/placement, but haven't started that yet. Planned for later this week or the weekend.

The screen is looking really nice, IMHO Kiss
1600  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: Follow-up on Auto-Capture thread begun by someone else on: August 30, 2011, 05:30:16 PM
Problem with the %Y part.

Resulting file name is:  %Y-08-30 15_46_42.png

Just tried that, and can confirm it. But leaving out (only) the % before the Y (...$dt:Y-%m...) gives the current year in 4 digits. It's probably a parsing or parser-state error huh
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