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Last post Author Topic: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find  (Read 21264 times)

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2011, 07:06:57 PM »
@kyrathaba
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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2011, 07:02:51 AM »
A major update -- Version 1.0.0.8 -- is released.  This release fixes a couple of small problems (not bugs really, just improves the UI and intuitiveness of the interface).  And, this update adds the ability to edit previously saved records!  This is a big step toward making the app more flexible and, therefore, useful.  Next on my features-to-be-implemented list is a "Search by criterion/criteria", which will allow the user to search for records that meet specific criteria (e.g., "find only those records that have at least one nickel and two pennies...").

The size of the setup program has increased from 373 Kb to 376 Kb.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2011, 11:47:24 AM »
I just realized that I didn't include checking the combobox and datetimepicker controls, when determining whether to enable the Save button of the Edit Record screen. I will fix this in about 8 hours, when I have time to spend a few minutes on my dev machine.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2011, 06:25:31 PM »
Version 1.0.0.9 is released.  Fixes the problem mentioned in my previous post.  Setup is changed so that custom desktop and start menu icon is used.

Now I just need to implement smart querying of records, and I think I'm about done.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011, 11:42:52 AM »
Per the PHP-based download counter I have associated with this app, several people are interested in it. Do any of you have any feature requests?

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011, 07:43:06 PM »
Why does Suzie B. get a special designation?  What about the non-"silver-dollar" modern dollar coins, i.e.,  Sacagawea and the new Presidential ones?

What about a "custom" type for, e.g, foreign currency?

Additional designations might be nice.  This could be a simple "more info" text box, or...

The app could have tags to catalog rare coins.  I'm no expert, but after looking through a few Wikipedia entries, these would be good designations:
  • year
  • mint marks [mostly just P or D nowadays, but for completeness: (P)hiladelphia, (D)enver [or (D)ahlonega for some gold coins minted between 1838-1861], (S)an Francisco, (W)est Point, (C)harlotte, (CC) Carson City, (O) New Orleans, and (M)anila]
  • quality: e.g., FDC, BU, UNC, EF, VF, F, fair, poor (though maybe it ought to be a simple text box as people apparently use prefixes, like A for "about" or VN for "very nearly," or G for "good")
  • variation (for other designations, etc.) [simple text box]
  • state represented (for 1999-2008 quarters)
  • territory represented (for 2009 quarters)
  • national site represented (for 2010-2021 quarters)
  • Westward Journey design (for 2004-2005 nickels)
  • president represented (for 2007-present Presidential dollars)
  • Native American theme represented (for 2009-present Sacagawea dollars)

These can be searchable criteria, but you could also add a set of algorithms to determine the variety of the coin if the year tag exists, e.g, the bicentennial quarters and half-dollars (if the year is 1975-1976), or the different types of pennies: wheat pennies (1909-1958), Lincoln memorial (1959-2008), Lincoln bicentennial (2009), Union shield (2010-present), etc.


...Just "don't take any wooden nickels."

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2011, 09:12:58 PM »
Thanks for the ideas, Nutty.  I've made note of them.

No special reason why Susan B. Anthony dollars get their own designation.  Just the way I chose to do it.

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...Just "don't take any wooden nickels."

Sage advice :D

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2011, 03:14:57 PM »
I hope to be able to finish the query-records feature this coming weekend (fingers crossed). This will constitute a major update (v1.0.1.*), at which point I think the app will be slick enough to release to the public).
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 11:04:35 AM by kyrathaba »

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2011, 07:37:28 AM »
Version 1.0.1.0 is released.

This version adds greater ease of use to the program, in that editing a record can now be achieved either from the main menu or by selecting a record from a listbox of records:

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Still to come: smart-querying of records.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2011, 12:11:46 PM »
I also plan to impement:

  • compressed backup of record files
  • statistics for ranges of records (mean, mode, median, etc)
    Possibly graphs of data (if I can find a free .NET control)

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2011, 07:28:57 AM »
Version 1.0.1.1 is released.  Update using "Help"->"About"->"Update".

Adds "Version History":

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2011, 11:34:13 AM »
Note to self: ensure that next version disposes of form object when user exits a screen.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2011, 08:53:46 PM »
Okay, major update!  Version 1.0.1.2 brings you querying of saved records.  Wanna find all records containing pennies less than four, dimes greater than zero, and quarters greater than 1?  No problem!

You can search all records, or limit your search to a a subset of records falling inclusively in between two dates.

Hint:  You can use "Help"->"About"->"Update" to update your installation to the newest version.

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 06:47:00 AM by kyrathaba »

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2011, 10:16:32 PM »
Not quite ready for release, but here's a preview of the visual representation of "detailed breakdown" that formerly just showed figures in a message-box:

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2011, 04:21:35 AM »
Hey, that looks nice :up:

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2011, 03:46:46 PM »
Thanks, Ath.

My plan is to have three pie charts: one comparing total coins of each denomination to the grand-total of coins; one comparing total bills to grand-total bills; and a third comparing each denomination (coin OR bill) to the uber-total (all coins + all bills).

Will also computer mean, etc.

Should be out soon.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2011, 07:18:13 PM »
Looks awesome, keep it up! :Thmbsup:

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2011, 07:19:44 PM »
Thanks, WC.  My further development updates have been moved to a NANY 2012 thread, if you wish to follow along...

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2011, 07:49:22 PM »
kyrathaba, I can lock this thread if you'd like...just say the word.

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2011, 07:51:07 PM »
Probably a good idea, skwire.  Thanks!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: DONE: App that keeps track of money you find
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2011, 09:17:08 PM »
Future posters, please direct all new replies and requests to the thread here:

http://www.donationcoder.com/forum/index.php?topic=27463.0