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Author Topic: N.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)  (Read 918 times)

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N.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« on: November 30, 2020, 01:16 AM »
Application NamePaintedGlass
Version1.1.0.2
Short Description Colorful painted glass to decorate your dekstop
Supported OSes   Windows 10
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Author   GrumpyCoder

Description
This is purely decorative, I just thought it would be nice if you can decorate your desktop with something like painted glass.

History
1.0.0.0
 - Initial release

1.1.0.0
 - Now there are three shapes to choose from (Square, Squircle, and Circle).
 - You can use the tray icon to enable/disable global "clickthrough"

1.1.0.1
 - Removed the "glitter bomb" button.
 - Added confirmation message for the "delete all" button.

1.1.0.2
 - Minor code clean up
 - Removed the need for the LiteDb.Helper.dll
 - Now the "glass" forms will no longer appear in the Windows Alt+Tab


2020-12-11 11_39_10-.pngN.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)

« Last Edit: December 11, 2020, 02:43 AM by GrumpyCoder »

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 02:59 AM »
Looks good.
Can you click through the "glass" e.g. on a desktop shortcut icon?
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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 03:01 AM »
Looks good.
Can you click through the "glass" e.g. on a desktop shortcut icon?

No, you can't.
I considered doing that but if I made them "click-through" then you wouldn't be able to resize/move them.


Now you can, check the updated version.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 07:38 AM by GrumpyCoder, Reason: Update »

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 05:00 AM »
if I made them "click-through" then you wouldn't be able to resize/move them.

Maybe you could enable/disable that by flipping an option (Edit mode?) in the Systray context menu?

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 05:27 AM »
Maybe you could enable/disable that by flipping an option (Edit mode?) in the Systray context menu?

That might be possible. I'll look into it, thanks for the suggestion.

Edit: Done, check the updated version.

« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 07:39 AM by GrumpyCoder »

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 09:01 AM »
This kind of reminds me a little of Mouser's program, Desktop Corral.

Yeah, I know it isn't the same thing.

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2020, 11:41 AM »
I like it :up:
For me the default behaviour is "click-through" / uneditable.

I request a tooltip to warn us what happens when we press on the bottom left button (it appears to delete all created "glass", and it creates random new ones with rounded corners). See below:

Screenshot - 2020-11-30 , 18_37_12.jpgN.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2020, 11:45 AM »
I like it :up:
For me the default behaviour is "click-through" / uneditable.

I request a tooltip to warn us what happens when we press on the bottom left button (it appears to delete all created "glass", and it creates random new ones with rounded corners). See below:

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Glad you liked it.
What do you mean by the default behavior? "Clickthrough" should be off/false by default when you first run the application.
That button was supposed to be a "glitter bomb", it deletes all existing glass and creates 10 random ones.
I think I'll just remove it altogether, I don't think it's useful at this point. Done, check the updated version.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 12:01 PM by GrumpyCoder »

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2020, 01:36 PM »
What do you mean by the default behavior? "Clickthrough" should be off/false by default when you first run the application.
Sry, I wasn't clear: I'm turning click-through on and leaving it so. I haven't checked if the setting is remembered on restart (not on pc now). Would be nice ...

Re the glitter bomb, yeah, was a bit disconcerting to lose all created glass after having put a bit of effort into making a nice collage of sorts.
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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2020, 09:09 PM »
Sry, I wasn't clear: I'm turning click-through on and leaving it so. I haven't checked if the setting is remembered on restart (not on pc now). Would be nice ...

Re the glitter bomb, yeah, was a bit disconcerting to lose all created glass after having put a bit of effort into making a nice collage of sorts.

Yes, it should be remembered on startup.
Sorry about that, it's gone now.  ;D
It would be nice to see what design you have come up with, so do share some screenshots if you can.

PS: the "PaintedGlass.ldb" is the database file, which you can manually backup/restore.

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2020, 11:04 PM »
Very cool tool!
just to improve it;
When I click Ctrl+Tab I see the images in the Forms list.

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Re: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2020, 11:07 AM »
Very cool tool!
just to improve it;
When I click Ctrl+Tab I see the images in the Forms list.


This issue has already been fixed in version 1.1.0.2.

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Re: N.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2020, 05:55 AM »
Downloading

AsusPortatil - 29_12_2020 , 11_53_38.pngN.A.N.Y 2021: PaintedGlass (decorate your desktop)

And now ?
Only decorative ?
 ;D :-* :P