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« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2007, 02:56:51 AM »

^^ Yes I acknowledge the bugs and I will fix them later tonight!
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2007, 10:27:27 AM »

Here is a new build.

+ Status Indicator on Title (Waiting, Activated and DeActivated)
- Activation Nag Popup
. Many other enhancements and optimizations

Please report bugs if any.

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update: 14 Oct
Added threading to prevent application locking while playing media and smoother experience
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update: 14 Oct
Minor bug fix. Span Duration is internally reset on Deactivation.

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update 16 Oct

.Version Update:
+Close button now minimizes the application
+New Shortcut menu for notify icon  (right click on tray icon to see options)

.update: clicking close on notifier was not closing the app. Fixed
+ Added About menu item in the shortcut menu (right click on tray icon to see)
.Fix: Corrected Release Date to 16 November 2007

* TimerAssist.zip (92.83 KB - downloaded 1215 times.)
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« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2007, 10:37:23 AM »

Sorry I haven't uploaded yet but real life got in the way today, I'll work on it some more this evening.
BTW my version requires no framework to operate.

Hi Cpilot,

Been using your program for the past few days and it is working great. No need to rush the changes.
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« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2007, 10:42:26 AM »

Here is a new build.

+ Status Indicator on Title (Waiting, Activated and DeActivated)
- Activation Nag Popup
. Many other enhancements and optimizations

Please report bugs if any.

Hi destiny_ruler,

Thanks for jumping in and supplying another option.

Unfortunately I am unable to run your program at work since they do not have .net installed on the computers.

Thanks for the hard work.
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2007, 10:50:32 AM »

^^
That was disheartening ! Sad but thanks for the appreciation.
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« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2007, 11:03:40 AM »

^^
That was disheartening ! Sad but thanks for the appreciation.

I might not be able to use it but it looks like you have a lot of other fans that will.
Thanks again.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2007, 12:13:31 PM »

Sorry I haven't uploaded yet but real life got in the way today, I'll work on it some more this evening.
BTW my version requires no framework to operate.

Hi Cpilot,

Been using your program for the past few days and it is working great. No need to rush the changes.
Glad to hear it, when I get it ready I'll throw it up here.
Sometimes real life can be a pain.  cheesy
It's a beautiful weekend here and it seems that my adult children have "activities" planned for me.
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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2007, 03:36:51 AM »

can someone test my application ? I want to be assured it works the way I want on other systems too.
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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2007, 04:51:51 AM »

can someone test my application ? I want to be assured it works the way I want on other systems too.

I'll (happily) give it a go tomorrow  thumbs up
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2007, 09:27:40 AM »

can someone test my application ? I want to be assured it works the way I want on other systems too.

xp home / up-to-date

it's working nicely here, unfortunately my sound card isn't working (brand new pc but havent had time to get to that yet)
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popups are coming up nicely on time -
I'm finding it a helpful reminder of time passing by which makes me think "what am i doing right now" each time it pops up  smiley

Would be nice:
1) if it closed to systray
2) if you could right click on systray icon for to close it or whatever -
nothing happens here anyways when I do - have to double click it to open it & then close it
3) if on (re)starting one just had to click "activate" instead of "apply changes" & then "activate" - but thats a minor one  smiley
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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2007, 09:58:38 AM »


does the Set Loop mean that it will only (in this case) run 5 times 5mins & then stop ?

I cant make the number any higher than 5 ?!
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« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2007, 12:19:49 PM »

Number of loops is the number of counts the wav file will be played. Span is the time duration (in minutes) when the application rings again.
For eg. If your loop is 5 and span is 30, then at the time of your start the application would play the wav file 5 number of times. It will replay the sound 5 number of times again after a span of 30 minutes.
The original requirement was to make it ring periodically.

If someone cant hear the wav file even if it rings 5 times then I dont think he will hear it if it rings 10 times too tongue

I hope I answered all your queries
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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2007, 12:22:39 PM »

I will add the requested features in next release.
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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2007, 02:02:37 PM »

It's working fine here.
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« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2007, 02:29:18 PM »

On App Restart I didnt allow to Activate Directly ( without apply changes) because the activation time still reflects the last configured time, which might not be applicable. So, I prefer to click on apply with a new start time or, incase if i like to use the same then apply the old setting and activate !
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« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2007, 03:33:07 AM »

On App Restart I didnt allow to Activate Directly ( without apply changes) because the activation time still reflects the last configured time, which might not be applicable. So, I prefer to click on apply with a new start time or, incase if i like to use the same then apply the old setting and activate !

that makes sense
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« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2007, 12:41:52 PM »

Just a quick work of about 30 mins. Features implemented were asked by my friends.


update 16 Oct

.Version Update:
+Close button now minimizes the application
+New Shortcut menu for notify icon  (right click on tray icon to see options)
-not tested thoroughly

Download from my previous post
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« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2007, 12:49:38 PM »

.Version Update:
+Close button now minimizes the application
+New Shortcut menu for notify icon  (right click on tray icon to see options)
-not tested thoroughly

Download from my previous post

thanks! BTW that's:
http://www.donationcoder....c=10338.msg80701#msg80701 smiley
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« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2007, 09:34:56 PM »

Minor updates and bug fixes

Download from previous post  http://www.donationcoder....c=10338.msg80701#msg80701
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« Reply #44 on: December 15, 2007, 02:02:21 AM »

I Can't shut-down my PC until I exit TimerAssist? It hangs unless I do...

Otherwise a great proggy... Thmbsup
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« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2007, 12:06:43 AM »

I never saw such issue......can someone else report it ? What Operating System are you using ? Can you give me some details ?
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« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2007, 12:13:01 AM »

Using XP Home with SP2 - If I shutdown with TA running the Desktop hangs after a few seconds and the only way to get to the save settings shutdown screen is to right click and exit TA from Sys. Tray.

I've tested it a few times... smiley
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« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2007, 12:08:51 PM »

Hmm....let a few users report this one. If it is reproduced with others I would investigate it. I dont have access to XP Home.
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« Reply #48 on: December 17, 2007, 01:19:53 AM »

No problem - It works great - just have to remember to exit before shutdown.. Thmbsup
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« Reply #49 on: February 04, 2008, 09:20:38 PM »

I experience the same problem. Have to shut down TimerAssist in order to shut down computer.

Windows XP Professional SP2.

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