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Author Topic: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer  (Read 8592 times)

lugosi84

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NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« on: November 14, 2014, 11:59:49 AM »
NANY 2015 Entry Information
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Application Name The OEMer
Version 1.0.0.97 11 14 2014
Short Description Use The OEMer to brand the computers you build with your company name, model name, company hours and a pictorial company logo
Supported OSes Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Web Page -------------------------------
Download Link A link to the download file/Installer
System Requirements
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Version History
  • A list of the (ongoing) version history
Author Promoted Pawn Productions


Description
You have built a wonderful business for yourself. People buy the computers that you build and are very happy with them. How would you like to put information such as your company name, hours of operation, phone number, and a pictorial logo for your business?

The OEMer is your tool!

Features
- Program is designed to be run as a portable application. Just install to a flash drive.
- Change Manufacturer, Model, Support Hours, Support Phone, Support URL and graphic logo to anything you want.
- Easily Add/Delete model names from the list.

Planned Features
- add a button to easily change the logo picture to any BMP that you like
- this program is going to be part of a larger 'suite' type program for doing a complete setup on newly built computers, including desktop background, screensaver, customer power settings and others.

Screenshots
The Main Screen
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Some of the Menus
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Usage
Installation
The OEMer is a portable application. Just unzip to a folder on  your thumb drive and run it.
Using the Application
Using The OEMer is very intuitive. If you have any questions about how to use it, a help file is included in the base folder.

Uninstallation
Delete the Application folder. There are no registry entries created in the installation of The OEMer
« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 05:45:08 AM by lugosi84 »

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 12:51:06 PM »
OK, looking at the other entries in this category, I guess the answer is YES....I will throw it out there.

The program itself seems to work very well for what it needs to do, but I would like some opinions and comments to maybe improve it.

The chm help file that I have included here is the one for my work version of the program. I will be changing that for a more generic audience in the future.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 05:10:43 PM by mouser, Reason: removed old version of file »

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 12:52:59 PM »
This is what I posted in my original thread when I proposed this program:

I have been writing and improving upon a program that I wrote for the company I work for to enter OEM branding information on a computer. We build desktop computers to spec for customers and I wanted a way for us to put our company and model information/logo image on each computer that we sell.

Right now, I have information specific to our company in the program, so I am going to create a more generic version for NANY and release it very soon.

Right now, the program allows you to:

- enter OEM Information (Manufacturer, Model #, OEM Phone #, OEM Hours, OEM URL, OEM logo)  in an easy to use interface
- select a new OEM logo (BMP file) by clicking on the interface and selecting a new file
- copy any new logo used to your Logo directory for future use
- create a drop-down menu on the interface that contains all models of computer that you normally build. This list can easily be added to and deleted from.

For a future version, I hope to be able to let the user scroll through logos in the LOGO directory, via a pair of front and back buttons, to select a logo.

This is my first utility that I have programmed, and I feel that it has turned out rather well so far. It is written in AutoIT, but I hope to port it to C# some day.

Jim

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 01:02:57 PM »
hi lugosi, oups, you posted in between...

How you've done it is probably fine - normally the info & file are added to the first post, and the file is updated there.

There is also a Nany 'template' that is often used - see e.g.
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=39172.0

When editing, you can access that template thus:

Screenshot - 2014-11-14 , 19_48_24.pngNANY 2015 Release: The OEMer

but I'd say the app itself is the most important part of it all :)

Tom

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 01:08:35 PM »
Thank you, Tomos......I will make it "official" by creating an entry using the template  :Thmbsup:

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 07:04:58 PM »
Thanks for sharing your software, lugosi

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 05:17:24 AM »
Hopefully others will find it useful. I know it is sort of a 'niche' software that does not have a wide audience.

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 05:30:36 AM »
Awwwww, not even a mention in the NANY 2015 results :(

There is always next year!

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Re: NANY 2015 Pre-Release: The OEMer
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 05:38:58 AM »
I just overlooked it because it still said pre-release!!
I'll add it now --
but please edit your FIRST post to include a screenshot of some sort, and the download link.

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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2015, 05:59:54 AM »
Hey there Mouser.....
I am trying to attach an image using the 'Link Inline Image' tag and it is not working for me. I have attached a .png file and I use the '[ Invalid Attachment ]' tag (with # replaced with the attachment number, in my case, the 2nd attachment, since the first attachment is the zip file of my program)

What am I doing wrong?

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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2015, 07:20:31 AM »
Hey there Mouser.....
I am trying to attach an image using the 'Link Inline Image' tag and it is not working for me. I have attached a .png file and I use the ' (see attachment in previous post)' tag (with # replaced with the attachment number, in my case, the 2nd attachment, since the first attachment is the zip file of my program)

What am I doing wrong?

I guess you mean the [attachimg=#]
In my experience, the best way to do it is to leave the '#' as is, and make sure the attachments are added in the correct sequence.
So if you e.g. want the png image first (showing within the body of the post - using above tag), and the zip file as attachment at the bottom of the post, add the image first, then the zip file.

Does that help any?
Tom

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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 07:26:47 AM »
also: preview doesnt work for images.

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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2015, 07:33:46 AM »
also: preview doesnt work for images.

Yeah, because of this, I just post half of a comment, then modify it adding more text and the attachments.


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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2015, 06:22:45 PM »
Please add the photo and download and info to the first post in the thread, so i can add you to the nany2015 roundup.

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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2015, 05:47:27 AM »
Hey Mouser.....
Sorry for the delay in making this look all proper n such. I started a new job not too long ago and I havent been able to give much time. I think I have this looking a lot more like what it should.

By the way, thank you for the donation! I appreciate that a lot.

Jim

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Re: NANY 2015 Release: The OEMer
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2015, 05:07:58 PM »
Thanks, Jim  :up: