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Last post Author Topic: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Christian Prayer Minder  (Read 28805 times)

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2011, 09:32:35 AM »
version 1.0.1.8 is released:

  • now, when you click "Click here..." in the MyPrayers textbox after clicking the New Prayer button (or using the corresponding menu selection), the focus goes to the Author textbox, to help remind you to enter an author's name.
  • now, upon successfully saving a prayer to file, the textbox to the right of the "Update" menu-item updates to reflect the new number of prayer files in the MyPrayers subdirectory of your My Documents directory, and their combined size.
  • made the Font associated with PrayerInfo results of Search bold, for easier reading and greater emphasis
  • widened the toolStripTxtFileInfo control from 100 to 150 pixels, to accomodate a longer string when the  number of text files and the associated combined-size descriptor string grows longer
  • changed frmVersionHx form (which contains the textbox that displays the Version History for the application) to FormStyle.FixedSingle
  • now, when you check for an Update, if an update is found, the program first checks to see if you are working on a new prayer, or if you've modified a loaded prayer. If so, it warns you that you'll lose this data if you proceed with the download and program exit. The program presents this warning, with an opportunity to not proceed.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2011, 11:16:29 AM »
it would be nice if the "Author" field would become highlighted when tabbing through all the fields.  The cursor goes into the text box but it doesn't highlight or erase "Your name goes here...".

Looking good!  :up:

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2011, 01:30:08 PM »
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it would be nice if the "Author" field would become highlighted when tabbing through all the fields.  The cursor goes into the text box but it doesn't highlight or erase "Your name goes here...".
To help draw the eye there, yes, I understand. Expect it in v1.0.1.9, techidave.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2011, 08:54:54 PM »
v1.0.1.9 is released!

  • txtAuthor field gets its text highlighted whenever the control receives focus, to help draw the user's eye to that control, in case author info needs to be entered.
  • extra whitespace in txtTags is removed after a prayer file has finished being loaded from file.
  • you can now check the checkbox located below the Begin Search and Dismiss Search buttons, in order to search within the actual prayer itself in each file, rather than by the associated author and/or tags for each prayer file. Any prayer files that contain the search-phrase will be added to the search listbox. If you double-click on one of those listbox items, not only is that prayer file loaded, but the first occurrence of the search-phrase is selected.
  • extra whitespace is removed from a prayer before it is saved to file. When you reload it, you'll notice it contains one space between words, no more.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 09:14:04 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2011, 06:34:41 PM »
With the release of v1.0.2.0, I'm pleased to announced the option to automatically synch files to a Dropbox directory (or other directory). I've improved the ease-of-use of the Search capability, allowing now for three search modes: normal, exact match, and search-within-files.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2011, 09:04:02 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2011, 08:54:05 PM »
Version 1.0.2.1 is released. Adds context-menu to prayers textbox to allow for printing the text in its entirety, a text selection, or saving a selection to file. A couple of minor cosmetic changes. Updated the "Did You Know?" data file:

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v1.0.2.1 (12/20/2011)
* updated the searchParametersInfo.txt resource, so that it
accurately corresponds with the new cboSearchType dropdown
combobox.
* moved location of pnlMyPrayers panel down three pixels
vertically so that file menu items' surrounding "I'm now
highlighted" box isn't cut off along the bottom. This is a
minor cosmetic change.
* added a context menu-strip to the MyPrayers rich textbox,
so that user can print a prayer, selected text from a prayer,
or can export a selection of that prayer to a text file.
There isn't an option to export the entire prayer to file,
because the prayer in its entirety already exists on file
in the MyPrayers subdirectory of the user's My Documents
directory.
* updated the "Did You Know" dialog's associated text file
resource (we're up to a dozen tips, now).
* added info to the download panel so that it tells you
the particular version number that is being downloaded
as you watch the progress-bar.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2011, 09:03:24 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2011, 06:52:54 PM »
v1.0.2.3 is ready. This will be the version on which I'll build the CHM help file.  This version has a more visible icon, puts file-searching within files in a background worker thread for smoother UI, strengthens backup, and more.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2011, 08:52:55 PM »
Oops, accidentally left a Message Box in the Release version (I'd been using it for testing, instead of Debug.Write(), so I deserve to be embarrassed). Version updated to 24.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2011, 05:29:40 PM »
I'm up to v27, with several bug-fixes and some much needed improvement of robustness of file-handling code.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2011, 06:44:34 PM »
I find so many of your programs cool and useful, but I never use many of them because when I want to use them is when I am away from my computer - aka mobile app.  I realize you use .Net so making Android/iPhone/iPad apps would likely not be possible, or at least a ways off, but is it possible to make them so they target Windows Phone at least as well?  I (unfortunately) do not have a windows phone, at least not yet, but I would think it might make these programs more useful to those who do.  And if you do make an iPhone app for them, I would be more than happy to test  :D.  Just a thought to throw out there for you....

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2011, 10:08:06 PM »
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I find so many of your programs cool and useful

Hey, I appreciate the comment, steeladept!  :Thmbsup: I confess I've never done any non-Windows programming, but if I can find my way into mobile-platforms programming, I will definitely honor your request!

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #36 on: December 25, 2011, 09:38:13 AM »
v1.0.2.8 is out. See Version History in the program for what's changed.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2011, 06:54:02 PM »
v1.0.2.9 is an important update in that it contains a major bug-fix:

  • by popular demand, you now have the ability to select your preferred font-face, in addition to your preferred font size.
  • now, if you delete one or more prayer files using the program's Delete menu item, the program ensures that the corresponding tracking file(s) and -- if appropriate -- any backup file(s) get deleted as well.
  • Wow, found MAJOR bug in date constraint testing in my Search method. It's now been corrected. Please be  aware that, as explicitly stated in the Search Parameters explanatory text in the Search panel, any date constraint used in Searches applies to the Last Modified date on a file, not the file's creation date.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2011, 08:38:33 AM »
v1.0.3.0 is released.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2011, 05:46:58 PM »
v1.0.3.1 is released. This will be the final release prior to the end of NANY 2012, unless I or one of you discover a bug that needs to be squashed (a distinct possibility, of course).

This is the first release to come with a CHM help file accessible via F1 key.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2011, 07:31:22 PM »
v1.0.3.2 fixes a few typos in the Help file. Please report any other problems you may find. Thanks!

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2011, 08:28:57 AM »
v1.0.3.3. offers a minor correction in the "Did You Know?" tips dialog.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2011, 10:41:36 AM »
v1.0.3.4 is an important update for anyone who intends to make serious use of the program, as all Search functionality is now handled on a background thread that will not tie up the UI and make it become unresponsive. Because the files being searched are relatively small, the delay while searching a handful of files is only on the order of milliseconds, but for anyone who uses the program long-term and accumulates hundreds of files, the UI would begin to show unresponsiveness without the changes I've made. Now, you could continue to read an article or enter data into a new file while a Search is running in the background, and a messageBox will alert you when the Search completes.

Also, I eliminated a bug in the Search code.

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2011, 11:14:54 AM »
v1.0.3.5 is important in that it fixes two bugs that could cause the installed program to throw unhandled exceptions

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2011, 11:44:57 AM »
Wow... you're working hard!  Good work!

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2011, 02:24:56 PM »
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Wow... you're working hard!  Good work!

Thanks, wraith. It's a labor of love  :P

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2011, 07:42:59 PM »
v1.0.3.6 is ready, and I encourage everyone to update to this most recent version. Thanks to those who've sent in feature-requests. Many of them will be fulfilled in upcoming versions!

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Re: NANY 2012 Pledge and Early Beta: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2011, 07:37:31 PM »
v1.0.3.8 is released.

Okay, a couple of feature requests have been fulfilled. Introducing Tagging Selection Mode toggling. Also, the "Did You Know?" tips dialog now features a Rewind and Fast-Forward button in addition to Previous and Next. A few other nice touches. The help file has been updated (press F1 to view).

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2011, 05:31:09 PM »
v1.0.3.9 is released. It removes nonessential writing to a log-file from the search code, because it was slowing Searches down notably. Now log-writes only happen when the Debugger is attached, or if an error is thrown in the Search code.

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Re: NANY 2012 RELEASE: Christian Prayer Minder
« Reply #49 on: December 31, 2011, 06:05:50 PM »
v1.0.4.0 is released. You can now add tagged text to the Tags textbox either using Tagging Selection Mode (Ctrl-T toggles it), or the context menu within the main prayers textbox.