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Author Topic: IDEA: Desktop text from file with auto-update (maybe samuraize script)?  (Read 3467 times)


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I'm writing a program for NANY 2008 which i would like to interface with Samuraize in order to give the user the option to have the desktop show some occassionally (not often) changing stats from the program.

I don't have much experience with Samruaize but it seems like it might be a good solution for me.

So basically i can have my program create a text file somewhere whenever the stats change.  And i can have it run some commandline "update signal" exe if that helps, or send a windows message, etc.

The text will be something like:
Stat Value 1: 39847234
Stat Value 2: 7894
Stat Value 3: 34999
Stat Value 4: 9843453

But i'm basically looking for some help figuring out a general way in which a program can tell samuraize to display a text file in a nice user-customizable way on the desktop.

Anyone with any experience with this? I don't know if it's as simple as configuring an existing samuraize plugin, or writing a new one.

Or maybe even someone has a different suggestion instead of samuraize?  Perhaps a lightweight coding snack program which shows text on desktop would be something someone wants to write to avoid needing samuraize?
« Last Edit: December 17, 2007, 06:16 PM by mouser »


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Check out Samurize PluginPak. Looks like SaveValueToFile plugin - saves a meter's value to a text file, could do the job. Otherwise, check out PageScraper plugin.