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Dock Clock Progress 1

Posted on January 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Hello all, 


I want to start posting progress updates on software projects that I am working on. About once a week I will present my work to you. Please comment and ask questions. This should be part show-and-tell and part Q&A. 


I work around 8 hours a week on 10101 Software projects but one week into development into Dock Clock 3, I am quite pleased with my progress. Have a screenshot: 


As you can see, this is still very much a work in progress. Some components are working, such as the library list on the left. It lists files in Dock Clock's folder in the user's preferences folder that can be created with the plus and minus buttons. The presets are read from Dock Clock's folder in Application Support. The names of the library items can be edited directly in the listbox. 


The elements list partially works in that elements can be dragged from the list to the dark grey area. All that does is make it beep right now though. The text that says "Drag and Drop Elements onto the Clock Face" was slightly tricky to display. I made an image and displayed parts depending on the row that is drawn. Have some code: 

     g.DrawPicture(descriptionPic,0,0,g.width,g.height,0,me.DefaultRowHeight*(row-me.ListCount),g.width,g.height)

That one line of code displays the right portion of the picture on the correct row. Cool huh? 


I am developing this application in REALbasic. It is a very useful language to develop an application like this. Much of it reads very similarly to English and I would strongly recommend it to any aspiring developer. 


Tell me what you want to know in these updates! I would like to give you as much information as I can so ask questions. 


-Tristan

Categories: Dock Clock

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