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  • Switcher - A little button app to Alt-Tab between two programs.

    I made this real quick in VB .NET for a friend who wanted to Alt-Tab between Co-Pilot 2003 and Winamp.
    It's a small clearish button that Alt-Tabs between two windows.
    You can click and drag it around, and to exit - right click it.

    You will need Microsoft .NET Framework installed.
    You can download it here: Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package

    Here's Switcher.zip:
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    Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

  • #2
    Very nice. You jsut solved my problem.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...5&postcount=72

    Would there be a way to either A) change the level of transparency and/or B) alter the icon?
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    • #3
      Dang. It doesnt seem to work when switching between frodo and copilot 7. It stays on top but doesnt switch the apps. Bummer.
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      • #4
        I would have to recompile it to change the transparency and change the icon.

        I didn't make it variable. Again, it was made really quick.

        Sorry, it doesn't work with Co-Pilot Live and FrodoPlayer.
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        GPSing - Digital Speedo
        Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
        Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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        • #5
          Why do you need an external app to switch between copilot and frodoplayer? Just set copilot to show the taskbar and set the res of frodoplayer to something like 800x575. This way the taskbar is visible and you can switch between the apps by clicking on the taskbar button.

          Originally posted by wkolodny
          Dang. It doesnt seem to work when switching between frodo and copilot 7. It stays on top but doesnt switch the apps. Bummer.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Izik
            Why do you need an external app to switch between copilot and frodoplayer? Just set copilot to show the taskbar and set the res of frodoplayer to something like 800x575. This way the taskbar is visible and you can switch between the apps by clicking on the taskbar button.
            How can I choose a that resolution in frodoplayer? I dont see it as an option? Unless you are talking about a custom skin?
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            • #7
              Change it manually in the ini file (near the bottom of the file).

              Originally posted by wkolodny
              How can I choose a that resolution in frodoplayer? I dont see it as an option? Unless you are talking about a custom skin?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Izik
                Change it manually in the ini file (near the bottom of the file).
                Doh. Thanks Ron.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Izik
                  Why do you need an external app to switch between copilot and frodoplayer? Just set copilot to show the taskbar and set the res of frodoplayer to something like 800x575. This way the taskbar is visible and you can switch between the apps by clicking on the taskbar button.
                  Well, having a slick transparent button switching between full screen apps is much slicker looking than having an ugly task bar down the bottom with the start button and the systray/clock etc...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LESLIEx317537
                    I made this real quick in VB .NET for a friend who wanted to Alt-Tab between Co-Pilot 2003 and Winamp.
                    It's a small clearish button that Alt-Tabs between two windows.
                    You can click and drag it around, and to exit - right click it.

                    You will need Microsoft .NET Framework installed.
                    You can download it here: Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 Redistributable Package

                    Here's Switcher.zip:
                    Wow this was almost the solution for me too.
                    but it only works some of the time for me.
                    Its quite predictable though, maybe its happening to others too and you might be able to fix it for us? :-)

                    It loads fine, and when i click it the first few times it will switch. But its hard to tell if its reacting to a one click or double click. After a few successfull switches it just flashes the "alt-tab" menu/gui up on the screen but doesnt switch. I kill the prog and start again and then the same thing happens - works once, twice, a few times and then stops working.

                    Any ideas?

                    Thanks
                    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback - Silver.
                    IBM Thinkpad T21 800MHz 256Mb RAM 20Gb HD
                    Lilliput 7", CoPilot, MediaCar
                    Pyramid Super Blue PB442X 300w 4ch Amp
                    Creative SB MP3+ USB

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Izik
                      Why do you need an external app to switch between copilot and frodoplayer? Just set copilot to show the taskbar and set the res of frodoplayer to something like 800x575. This way the taskbar is visible and you can switch between the apps by clicking on the taskbar button.
                      I haven't used CoPilot Live 7 in a while, how do you set CoPilot to show the taskbar?
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                      • #12
                        bump - any new info on this?

                        Thanks
                        2002 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback - Silver.
                        IBM Thinkpad T21 800MHz 256Mb RAM 20Gb HD
                        Lilliput 7", CoPilot, MediaCar
                        Pyramid Super Blue PB442X 300w 4ch Amp
                        Creative SB MP3+ USB

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                        • #13
                          I haven't looked into the program.
                          But does anyone know how to make VB.net hold down a key and then press another. I was searching forever.
                          If I can find that out, then I can mod the simple program.
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                          GPSing - Digital Speedo
                          Relocating headunit and extending faceplate
                          Button app to Alt-Tab between two programs

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                          • #14
                            http://mymilkshakebringsalltheboysto...itcher-0.1.zip

                            Try this, it's turkey day so it took me awhile to get done between having to greet everyone and running back to work on it a bit more, you can change the icon easily by editting the images, tasks1.bmp is the default state, tasks.bmp is the hover state, and tasks2.bmp is the onclick state, I put these in so you know if you clicked it or not, right click closes, click -n- hold to drag it around, etc

                            Let me know if it works for ya...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LESLIEx317537
                              I haven't looked into the program.
                              But does anyone know how to make VB.net hold down a key and then press another. I was searching forever.
                              If I can find that out, then I can mod the simple program.
                              Sendkeys..
                              %=ALT
                              {TAB}=TAB

                              so...
                              Code:
                              SendKeys.Send("%+{TAB}") = Alt+Tab
                              - Vorex Out

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