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  • Need a skinning tool?

    Look here: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...629#post468629
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  • #2
    hi to all,
    excuse me if i don't understand, but with the tool you can build only the .jpg files or also the .ini files ?

    thanks,
    luigi.
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    • #3
      With the applied ExportProvider for FrodoPlayer it'll also make you a INI file with all information you need to run it in FP (hopefully )
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      • #4
        thank you for the answer, but i've again some difficult.

        This is the procedure I've used:

        1. I've installed PhoneCtl
        2. I've extracted the Vdesigner.zip files into "...\PhoneControl.NET" directory
        3. I've registered the VDFrodoPlayer.dll
        4. I've launched the PhoneCtlDesigner in this way "PhoneCtlDesigner.exe -Other=FrodoPlayer"
        5. I've designed my skin
        6. I've saved my project into a "myskin.xml" file
        7. I've used the "Export skin" function
        8. Into "VisualDesigner Export" form I've choosed
        provider: FrodoPlayer
        picture format: jpg
        9. The created files were:
        myskin_down.jpg
        myskin_empty.jpg
        myskin_on.jpg
        myskin_off.jpg
        myskin.xml

        In this way no .ini files were produced, can you help me to solve the problem?


        bye,

        luigi.
        CarPC in Progress [||||||||-] 90%
        Visit my Project

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        • #5
          So far, you did everything right.
          There is one setting you might have not done yet:
          If you select (click) the background, you'll see a AdditionalInfo in the property grid.
          Click the [...] button and add the following:
          Section=Main
          Autor="--you--"
          Created= -- date --

          If this is still not producing the myskin.ini, please let me know.
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          • #6
            good.. :-) it's working.
            thanks a lot.

            Luigi.
            CarPC in Progress [||||||||-] 90%
            Visit my Project

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            • #7
              Hope you show us your skin soon
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              • #8
                Hello,

                I have problemes with the installation.

                Canīt register the dll (install= T:\Programme\PhoneControl.NET)
                Can Anyone give me the right command?

                How can I change a ready Skin for FrodoPlayer(ini -> xml)

                Hope you can help!

                Ti-ejtsch

                Edit: Itīs very difficult to read and write in English, so please donīt laugh when you read my posts!

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                • #9
                  No one's laughing at you.

                  Open a new command line window on T:\Programme\PhoneControl.NET then enter
                  regsvr32 VDFrodoPlayer.dll


                  There's no way yet to convert a INI into the VD format. If you want to edit an existing skin, you have to remake it using the original background picture files.
                  For the main screen you could use the XML file I've created for testing.
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                  • #10
                    Hi,

                    Thank you,

                    but I donīt know how to open a new command line in T:\..., I think I donīt understand what you mean.
                    Another problem is that your XML-file is for RoadRunner, so I donīt have the commands for FrodoPlayer. When I use the XML for PhoneControl I have not all commands, for example GPS!

                    Ti-ejtsch

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                    • #11
                      Copy the attached batch file into the installation directory, remove the ".txt" from the filename and execute it (by doubleclick).

                      There is a special Xml file for FP too... take another look into the thread.
                      Attached Files
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                      • #12
                        @Zorro

                        Thanks a lot for the .cmd !!!! It runs perfect. Is it necessary to run the .cmd every time, when i want to work with VDesigner?

                        I think Iīm blind. I downloaded the Skin ( http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...629#post468629 )but I canīt find all commands for Frodoplayer (for example GPS)

                        Greetings from Germany
                        Ti-ejtsch

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                        • #13
                          No, you don't need to register it anymore.

                          I didn't implement all commands. Simply add them as needed or ask for someone who already did it.
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                          • #14
                            Can I use this to skin MapMonkey? (I want to change the OSK)

                            If I can use this, which files/programs do I need? I allready have downloaded PhoneCtlsetup1.4.6.zip but I can't find the VD update. It's supposed to be here: http://phoco.net/tmp/__Bin/VDesigner.zip but it says page not found.

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                            • #15
                              You can do this to make the graphics. But there is no ExportProvider yet that would let you make the skin.ini automatically.

                              VD is part of the PhoCo setup. So it's not longer available standalone (because it needs some components to be installed).
                              If you install PhoCo, you'll have it.
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