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Author Topic: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)  (Read 3753 times)

Rigel

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Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« on: February 23, 2010, 08:29:12 AM »
I present you my new app (this is only a Preview): I want to use CD with many icon and many CD folder but I lose myself in open/close folder of different deep so I implement a new feature external to CircleDock. With my app you can use CD icons to open other CD instances in the same center of previous or in relative position and you can open many instances all together. You can configure each instance as you want, your fantasy not have limit. All the features, client and server is in only a file, very simple to use.

From principal CD you can open other two CD form one, two or more icons.
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 You can open other CD from new ones to have many circles also of different shape depending on CD setting
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 You can open new CD in the same place of icon (p.s. this is possible also without my app but I add other features and a new way to do this)
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You can open many CDs in the same time in different position. In this image 3 CDs (with same circle value option) are opened by 3 icon but you can open more CDs from one icon. My dream: solar system shape :)
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My app is still under development, this is a feature and TODO list:
- Open main CD: OK
- Open many CD: OK
- Ability to show/hide many CD according to parent circle option: OK -> test in progress
- Added circles option to hide CD when you open a new CD in circles closer to center: OK -> test in progress
- Added offset option to open new CD relative opener: OK
- New Show/Hide system:95% Very very complex, I can't use he show/hide CD system becouse it's impossible to know if CD is hidden so I find a new way but it'is very very complex.OK, It works well and fast. Now I investigate detecting CD inner show/hide. Pay attention: you can't use "Hide dock on opening files and folder" CD option otherwise the CD remain hidden. I will work on this problem but I think there isn't a solution.
- Move CD to (x,y) position: 70% 90% I find a way to move CD where you want but it's more arduous of show/hide system.
- Drag other CD with main CD: TODO
- ScreenFixed position to x,y: TODO
- Delete center button in child: TODO ??? OK
- new option to open simultaneus CD inner app: TODO, now you can open many CDs with .bat files
- config File: TODO??? now is autoconf one file but confi files is simpler for final user OK, I chose CSV file
- name: added name option to call other CD.

Future TODO:
- Gui: my real app is in java with gui and many other feature but now I have too little time so I decide to post an intermediate app.



HowTo:
1 - In autostart add link to manycircles.exe
2 - Install other CDs in others directory
3 - Add to CD a link "manycircles.exe" and in argument the CD path with options or name if specified in CSV

Options:
-circle: the circle of new CD, if you open new CD all others with this value >= will be hidden
-xpos: offest X from the center of the opener
-ypos: offest Y from the center of the opener
-name: name of CD
-shape: shape not supported in CD
 

Workin with all CircleDock Version,  1.5.5.16 included.
Attention: my app is NOT a dll or exe hack but works with windows base information, NO virus, No malware, No code injection, No file modification   

p.s. Now in my pc I use an older and simpler version but I will post my app only when the new one is finished
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« Last Edit: March 03, 2010, 05:29:48 AM by Rigel »

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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 09:16:51 AM »
Well Done friend  ;D

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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 11:21:25 AM »
Hi,
   today i find many solution  ;D
I change the first post "feature and TODO" list so if you interest in my app you check there.
If you have some suggestion or app to substitute center button write here.
For now:
- New show/hide system works 100% and fast
- I find the center button (to hide or no????) and so the CD center to move it.

There is two way to use my app:
      1: Run all the CD at windows start
      2: Run one CD when called the first time
In first mode all the system is very fast but ram expensive
In second mode, the first time I call CD I must wait for CD starts.
Mumble mumble, 1 or 2 or I leave the choice to users???

Bye Bye

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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 04:36:18 PM »
Ooh....this is great  :tellme:

Questions though:
Under what version(s) of Circle Dock will this work?
The current as well as legacy versions???


I love what you are doing.

great work  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 06:43:57 PM »
Oh!!! Thanks :D
I think my app works with all CD e Win versions becouse I intercept some basic things. However if Mark change something, with my new knowledge, I can modify the app in some second to works with old and new versions.
Instead some mod on CD can help me to add or speed up my app.
I can also change the shape to triangular, square, linear or something else external to CD without to touch nothing in CD setting but for now I don't think to do it.
Even better,now it came in my mind a way to use an only CD installation for all the instances, I will investigate  :D
In future I will investigate also on superbar and tryicon CD emulation as a User had request.
The future is rousing  :D
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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010, 07:45:53 PM »
 :o !
This sounds amazing!
Keep up the good work  :Thmbsup:
Can't wait to use this application  :-*

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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010, 08:36:41 PM »

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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 05:19:15 AM »
Changelog:
- I chose config file to use possible new features
- Support for shape function, see: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=21901.0

I install CD Version 1.5.5.16 and my app works without any change  :D
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Re: Extarnal App: Same-center menus and multi CD open (Preview)
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 09:39:39 PM »
Good catch...thanks  :Thmbsup: