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  • The FrontEnd c#

    I'm developing a open source C# frontend.

    My main features are:

    media player (vlc plugin for audio AND video)
    different screens are actually panels.

    xml file used to store configuration information.

    obd2 information ( i've not worked out how to do that)
    gps information (not worked out how)

    embedding external software into the User Inferface.

    Playlists:
    1. last played files.
    2. Albums
    3. Custom Playlists.

    And any other features that other developers are more then welcome to add.

    If anyone is interested in Joining the team, i'ld be greatful to have you on board. anyone from Graphics to experienced c# programmers.

  • #2
    How is this project going?

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    • #3
      slowly, unfortunatly

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      • #4
        Know how that is... got multiple things that I work on myself... and everything end up going slowly forward... allthough.. some seem to go backwards...

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        • #5
          Something I've wanted to see in a front end is a tabbed interface. You have all the tabs along the top so you can go to any screen you want at any time without having to go to a menu screen first.
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          • #6
            the problem with c# is i cant find any gps software that i can use with it.

            I'm a php developer by trade.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Maheriano View Post
              Something I've wanted to see in a front end is a tabbed interface. You have all the tabs along the top so you can go to any screen you want at any time without having to go to a menu screen first.

              Would be very easy to skin roadrunner to do that.

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              • #8
                Yeah but who wants to use RR anymore...

                I know, I know... everyone except me.
                Tidder

                Try RevFE
                The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.


                I Wish I could ban people

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tidder View Post
                  Yeah but who wants to use RR anymore...

                  I know, I know... everyone except me.
                  And me.
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                  • #10
                    Hello,

                    I am developing a front end in Microsoft Visual Basic 6 (I hate managed code!). I have been succesfull in:

                    Embedding Windows Media Player for all the A/V task...

                    Using select Win32 API I managed to transplant the Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007 main map window into a picture box on my own form (this was a pain but paid off in the end)...

                    Etc, etc, etc...


                    I will watch this post for some inspiration. If you want to know more of my project just drop me a line...


                    C'ya

                    Leo

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheCustomizer View Post
                      the problem with c# is i cant find any gps software that i can use with it.

                      I'm a php developer by trade.
                      I'm a PHP coder myself, and starting to learn C#

                      oh.. btw:
                      http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadF...M/ReadGPS.aspx

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                      • #12
                        Why not just use a 3rd-party app like iGuidance for GPS?

                        If you're going to support external apps anyway, you could support GPS that way for starters, and then do your own later on if you really want to.

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                        • #13
                          I became partial to Microsoft Streets and Trips maps. They are quit in depth. So I used what I knew about the Windows API and in a sense barrowed it and put it in my program. Call it a hack but I thought it was cool.

                          You struck my intrest with iGuidance. I am going to take a look at it and possibly replace Microsoft Streets and Trips.

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                          • #14
                            I've used both, and iGuidance has a more touch-screen-friendly UI, so it's the one I prefer.

                            But my point was just to use an external app (any external app) to do GPS.

                            In fact, that goes for any feature for which decent apps exist. That will let you get a front end with more features with less effort. Then, one feature at a time, create built-in versions of the features that would benefit most from being built-in.

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