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    I don't know if this might be helpful to anyone but I struggled with the logic for quite sometime. I needed code to change skins from day to night or from night to day depending on when my app considered day or night.


    This code was added to a timer which already kept trac of the system time for other reasons.


    Code:
    'gui.day = 6:00 AM
    'gui.night = 5:45 PM
    
    
    '*
    '* Check to see if current time falls between 6AM and 5:45PM or 5:45PM and 6AM
    '*
    
     If buffer.Compare(System.DateTime.Now.TimeOfDay, gui.night.TimeOfDay) = 1 Or buffer.Compare(System.DateTime.Now.TimeOfDay, gui.day.TimeOfDay) = -1 Then
    
    '*
    '* Ok we're in night so lets see if we really need to change the skin over
    '*
             
                If Not gui.current_skin = "nightSKIN" Then
                    '*
                    '* Looks like we're going to have to change the skin, call the sub
                    '*
                    gui.change_skin("night")
                End If
    
    
            Else
    
    '*
    '* Hmm, must be the morning, boy that night flew by!
    '*
    
    '*
    '* Check to see if we need to change the skin to day
    '*
    
     
                If Not gui.current_skin = "daySKIN" Then
    '*
    '* Change skin over to day time
    '*
    
                    gui.change_skin("day")
                End If
    
    
            End If
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  • #2
    Why not calculate the sunrise/sunset time, and then switch based on that (say +/- x mins from sunrise and +/- y mins from sunset)

    http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=341

    all you need is latitude and longitude and a date

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    • #3
      .

      You could do that, just add sunrise date instead of gui.day and sunset date instead of gui.night


      I posted this code because for what ever the reason the logic just wasn't popping into my head... It's pretty bad when my non-programming non-computer literate fiencee figures out the logic before me in a discussion we had about it...

      This code is just the base code... probably some day some random person will find it using google and will be very thankful !!!!
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      • #4
        Funny to see this post. I was just wondering how to get the skins too change automatically from day to night. I have not been able to figure it out.

        Have you got it working?

        Chuck

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        • #5
          .

          The logic I've posted is working. :-)
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          • #6
            Why not just use GammaControl 1.7? and switch the skin and the GPS.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by GizmoQ
              Why not just use GammaControl 1.7? and switch the skin and the GPS.
              Exactly

              I'm accepting feature requests, and some features are making it to the program, as you can see with the MM support
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              • #8
                .

                Well for starters, gamma control is an external application which I didn't write. It's much easier to encorperate code already in my app.

                This is the "coders corner" and its a peice of code I thought may be helpful to some so I just posted it. Use freely.
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                • #9
                  So what are you doing then to change the interface? Just switching colors? I'm not to a point where I'm even ready to do this yet, but it would be nice to have ideas for when I get there.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zPilott
                    Why not calculate the sunrise/sunset time, and then switch based on that (say +/- x mins from sunrise and +/- y mins from sunset)

                    http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.asp?ID=341

                    all you need is latitude and longitude and a date
                    I just looked at that sounded interesting.

                    Then I looked at it again and went to cry in a corner because my head hurt.

                    It has pages of 'stuff' about citys and lists of citys and numbers of citys.

                    I need a drink.
                    Doh!
                    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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                    • #11
                      I can post a Sunset/sunrise/civilian-twilight function written in delphi, if usefull to someone.
                      Now Galileo is real. Muhahahahaha :p

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