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    Kitchen PC Recipe Program Developers needed...

    I'm not a coder but I hope that there would be someone here who could help me get a recipe program for my Kitchen PC into RoadRunner with an OSK.

    Check out the pics of the Kitchen PC (KITLINK).

    Matthew08



    This is what I need the program to do:

    When you click the program, there needs to be a window that well let you either view recipes or create a new recipe.

    After clicking to view a recipe, there could be a drop down box that lets you select the different kinds of meals:
    Appetizers
    Entrees
    Desserts
    Etc.

    once you select a meal type, it will list all the recipes under that meal type.

    Then you can select the recipe you want.

    After selecting the recipe, the recipe card shows the following:

    Title
    Cook time
    Ingredients
    Directions
    Submitted by


    For each recipe you can go to the next recipe in that category, go to the previous recipe, go back to the main menu, print the recipe, etc.

    If you would like to add a recipe, the OSK (similar to RoadRunner's use of Internet Explorer's OSK), you can add text in the following titles:

    Title
    Cook Time
    Ingredients
    Directions
    Submitted by etc.

    This window should have the save option, add new, reset fields, etc.

    Do you think this is a good idea? I tried it in Microsoft Access but it just wasn't working (limited skills over here).

    I'm trying to do this for my wife.

    Any suggestions or help? Please...

    Thanks!
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    CarLink coming soon!

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    I'd probably go with using visual basic as the language, since a lot of the button and menu options you want would be pretty easy to create. Then use a database of some sort for the storing of all of the recipe facts (cook time, ingredients, etc.)

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    There was one already under development, not sure how far it got though.

    KITCHEN PC: Recipe Plugin (please read)...

    I have been toying with the idea as well, becuase the missus wants to put her recipes somewhere.

    Maybe one of these days I will do it.

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    an access database would be great for this sort of app you can connect directly to an access database useing vb.net/ado.net there are many tutorials on the net that will walk you through it. i recommend you brush up on your SQL statements. although there are plenty of ways to make db apps in vb.net while writting very little code.....you get better flexability by using sql code...... you quere statements woulb be pretty simple though and youd probably get the hang of it pretty quick.

    an example querey mite be "SELECT * FROM appetizers WHERE cooking_time < 20"
    or maybe "SELECT dish_title FROM ingredients WHERE ingredient = 'beef'"
    you get the idea

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    I've seen a lot of these online, some have dedicated communities for recipe sharing. I too thought of doing one in access as I've built a few projects with the software. One thing I wanted to do is have the program order my food for me online, from my choice of albertson's or VONS/ Safeway, Smith's, etc. And for times when I felt like going to the grocery store, I would have a page where I could enter the store aisle and select what food categories are in that aisle. With categories assigned to the ingredients, and an inventory control system (based on min/max values and an accumulating qty used value), the software would know what I need to order, based on the next week's (or other time period) menu items, and write a grocery list that takes me through the store in record time. You could even incorporate a coupon feature.
    Inventory control could also be done through other measurement methods. Lets say your refrigerator had a scale for each platform that food sits on. You could use something like a fusion brain and some scale sensors to activate when the door opens, monitor platform weights, and based on the delta and cuurent weight values, it would know what you picked up off of the shelf and activate an "item absent" function, then when the item returns (weighing less), it would know how much you used. That would have to use some well thought out logic, but I think it could be made to work. But now we're not talking about access.

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    I have thought about this for a while. It's pretty low on the priority list, so I can't see it happening for my kitchen real soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enforcer View Post
    I think the 'test' recipe for any beta release should be for Frogs Legs.






    That is just nasty!
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    Have you looked into meedio/meedios. I currently use plugins for both kitchen recipes and bartending recipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meddler View Post
    That is just nasty!
    Mmmm.... Frog legs! They really do taste just like chicken... They just look like the back half of a frog!

    To the OP. I've contemplated doing this for my mother as a present, and also for myself once I get into my own house! Being a programmer by profession, it's kind of second nature to look at things, and go, "Hmmm... I could write a nice little data-entry app, and a nice work with to query that data." Of course sitting behind a desk all day writing data entry apps and query apps kind of makes you not want to do it quite so much once you get home!

    I have been however needing a small app to play around with a little XML however...
    Play with it, 'til it's broke.

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