Windows 7's Taskbar....Err.....Circle Dock for the DC Programming Contest
1Windows 7's Taskbar....Err.....Circle Dock for the DC Programming Contest
2Windows 7's Taskbar....Err.....Circle Dock for the DC Programming Contest
3Windows 7's Taskbar....Err.....Circle Dock for the DC Programming Contest
4Windows 7's Taskbar....Err.....Circle Dock for the DC Programming Contest
5Windows 7's Taskbar....Err.....Circle Dock for the DC Programming Contest
YouTube video of the program: http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=6bXbj_LdS80
Download the Program and Source Code at: http://circledock.wikidot.com/
This is my second submission for the Donation Coder Programming Contest. It is the world's first open source circular and spiral dock.What Circle Dock Allows You to Do:
Drag and drop your files, folders, and shortcuts onto a circular or spiral dock.
Rotate the dock with either your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys.
Change the image shown for the icons and change the skins (compatible with icons and skins for Rocket Dock, Object Dock, etc.)
Ability to run the program from a portable USB memory stick and have the links in the dock point to the documents on the USB memory stick.
Ability to synchronize the links on the dock with the files, folders, and shortcuts on your desktop or other folders in real-time.
The dock appears where your mouse is by pressing a hotkey.
Works on computers with multiple monitors. The Idea Behind Circle Dock
The idea behind Circle Dock is that the dock should appear where your mouse is instead of you having to move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that it can be placed anywhere, even near the edge of the screen. The offscreen portions of the dock are easily reached by just scrolling with your mouse wheel or arrow keys.
A user defined hotkey combination is used to make the dock appear and disappear. By default, this combination is CTRL-WINDOWS KEY. You can change it in the settings area of the program.
If you have a mouse with extra buttons or you want to make one of your mouse buttons activate the dock, I recommend you use the program from http://www.highrez.c...useButtonControl.htm
and use it to remap your mouse buttons. This makes it very convenient to toggle Circle Dock.
The current version of Circle Dock is 0.9. It is not feature complete when compared to the full fledged docks out there, such as Rocket Dock and Object Dock, but this program was coded in under 2 weeks for a programming competition at www.donationcoder.com
so there was not enough time to investigate every standard dock feature and code it. As the program develops, more standard dock features will be added.