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  • iCar.Net New Front End

    Hi everyone!
    This is my first post as well my first publication.
    Actually I have been looking for a front end for long time, I tried manu of them, but I didn't find my taste. I'm driving a 2007 Ford Focus S (as Im living in China in EU called ST) and I really like this car anyway...
    I'm not a professional programmer only doing this on my own as hobby when I have time... So why I came up with this now, cause I have realized this is huge project and I need some support, so if you are interested please let me know!
    iCar: borne in end of May this year inspired by FreeICE, I coded in VB6 and used Flash for the animations, but shortly I have realized that VB6 is very limited and I wanted make it more nice.

    Actually it was not too bad, animations like iPhone, I'm still running the latest version in my car till the iCar.Net will come to release version....But to be honest a lot of function still waiting for finalize...
    So anyway after that I have decided to look for a new solution and come to iCar.Net, I was coded in C# and WPF took as base the backRow2. Spend a lots of night and days on it this is the stage where I am:

    So this is it! I'll post here news, and updates as soon as I have...
    Again I'm very welcome any help

    Thanks,
    Rob
    Attached Files

  • #2
    Hi Serobb

    Nice job sofar , I like look but nothing works on my laptop ,(Vista OS) ,RR works fine , have latest Flash player and OS is up-to-date. Is there any instructions.
    One sugestion ,for car use I think is better to have less buttons but biger in size (touch screan issue) with option to scroll on second page where are buttons what aren't often in usage.

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    • #3
      Hi Gradecak,

      Thanks for your comment! The attached prg is my old work with VB6 and flash, not really ready as I mentioned before, but if you like to get it run I can help you to setup.

      Originally posted by gradecak View Post
      Hi Serobb

      Nice job sofar , I like look but nothing works on my laptop ,(Vista OS) ,RR works fine , have latest Flash player and OS is up-to-date. Is there any instructions.
      Pls tell me what do you mean by nothing works, do you have any error msg?


      Originally posted by gradecak View Post
      One sugestion ,for car use I think is better to have less buttons but biger in size (touch screan issue) with option to scroll on second page where are buttons what aren't often in usage
      The new version not ready yet, I just give some pictures how will looks like, and thanks for your advise I keep in mind!

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      • #4
        can't run

        Won't run for me either Error is ... run-time error '68' device unavailable.
        Epia M1000 1.2gig, Toshiba 40gb HD, Itronix 60gb HD, 512ram,PCR, Audigy2zs, 2 Xenarc 7" , FRODOPLAYER Trying RR frontend , [email protected]/w Harrison labs amps & Caps, Focal & MB-Quart midrange, Diamond Audio D6 Subs, Mb Quart Tweets, 2-Audiocontrol three.1 !

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        • #5
          Works for me but you have to set the paths in the ini

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          • #6
            maybe I am a bit confused here, this a stand alone frontend right?
            When I open the zip file I get the above error...
            Am I missing something here?
            Vista,.net3.5,directx9 on machine.
            I do have FreeIce and love it much better than RoadRunner.
            Epia M1000 1.2gig, Toshiba 40gb HD, Itronix 60gb HD, 512ram,PCR, Audigy2zs, 2 Xenarc 7" , FRODOPLAYER Trying RR frontend , [email protected]/w Harrison labs amps & Caps, Focal & MB-Quart midrange, Diamond Audio D6 Subs, Mb Quart Tweets, 2-Audiocontrol three.1 !

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            • #7
              Hi IonDokk,

              Grandimperial is right, you need to open up the settings.ini and change in the [General] section the "Path=" to where your media files are.

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              • #8
                Ahhhh got it
                thank you....
                Epia M1000 1.2gig, Toshiba 40gb HD, Itronix 60gb HD, 512ram,PCR, Audigy2zs, 2 Xenarc 7" , FRODOPLAYER Trying RR frontend , [email protected]/w Harrison labs amps & Caps, Focal & MB-Quart midrange, Diamond Audio D6 Subs, Mb Quart Tweets, 2-Audiocontrol three.1 !

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                • #9
                  What are you using to do the audio and the Visualization of that meter at the bottom. I have had a VB.NET app for a long time that I am re-writing in C# and WPF. I see you are using the Telerik RadCarosel control. Looks really good.

                  Thanks,

                  John
                  JohnRam

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                  • #10
                    Hi Johnram

                    Actually I use to looking for quite long time to find a suitable one ( believe me very hard to find, or I was looking on a wrong place..) anyway finally I got the control named CoreAudio, which is listen the to waveOut and grab the wave.
                    I did not really had time to get more deep into, just started to use as is and combined with a simple LED control. That you can see on the radio panel, working quite well..
                    For the audio I use WMP, and its bar visualization... nothing special. But I will change to the CoreAudio later on all visualization...
                    The only thing is that I think XP may not able to handle that control, I use Vista, so some changes on the control may need....
                    Here are the samples I used to make my control.
                    Attached Files

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by IonDokk View Post
                      Ahhhh got it
                      thank you....
                      No problem

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                      • #12
                        Am I missing something or just music and video buttons works , how I can get others buttons to work.

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                        • #13
                          Hi Gradecak,

                          Yes only that 2 buttons, ( in fact the music button only) works. I did not implemented all others since I have decided to change the interface as well the programing language.
                          Sorry for that, in case you interested to develop that version just let me know and I'll send you the sources.

                          Rob

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by serobb View Post
                            Hi Gradecak,

                            Yes only that 2 buttons, ( in fact the music button only) works. I did not implemented all others since I have decided to change the interface as well the programing language.
                            Sorry for that, in case you interested to develop that version just let me know and I'll send you the sources.

                            Rob
                            Hi,

                            May I ask why you're chaning the programming language?

                            I would be interested in seeing your sources since I'm thinking about switching over to .Net for my VB6 based front end. I would just use it for ideas and samples if that's ok for you.

                            Cheers
                            Borte
                            Failure is not an option...
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                            The only full multizone / multiscreen cross platform open source Front End -> OpenMobile

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Borte View Post
                              Hi,

                              May I ask why you're chaning the programming language?

                              I would be interested in seeing your sources since I'm thinking about switching over to .Net for my VB6 based front end. I would just use it for ideas and samples if that's ok for you.

                              Cheers
                              Borte
                              Hi Borte,

                              If you have read the first post than you have got the idea why I change the programming language ...
                              For the rest, yes I can send to you, but its completly new code, far away from the first one. I also used to google to get some ideas how to make thinks works for .Net. If you interest send me PM.

                              Rob

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