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  • SbOS 4.0 - Development Screen Shot

    Here's a screen shot of a new version I have been working on.

    Basically you will be able to open multiple skinbedder skins and switch between them, it has a built-in real-time skin editor, and it can auto-embed any foreground window.

    The Window Title, Width, Height, and the 4 Boarders are filled in automatically just by switching to Calculator and positioning it on top of the SbOS window. When you switch back to SbOS it will keep all of Calcs information (it does not update values when SbOS is the foreground window). Window Class is supposed to be auto-filled also but I have a bug

    If I clicked OK in the picture below, Calculator would be embedded in SbOS in the exact size and position it currently is... basically it would just look like the blue Titlebar around Calculator disappeared and it would then be part of SbOS.

    Once this is all done, any skinner will basically be able to create their own front-end just by embedding WinAmp (or any other music player) and any other apps they want.

    Project-Time-Frame: As little as a month or as long as a year... probably 4-months or so, so be patient. I just wanted to post this early screen-shot to see what people think of the idea. I think every front-end should be fully configurable from within the app, not only by tweaking text files. Each AppSKIN will be one XML and a bunch of PNGs though if you do like to tweak text files
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    • #3
      Wow, a reply LOL.

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      • #4
        thats awesome mate, can't wait

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        • #5
          That's Huge... Well Done.
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          • #6
            With this version, will it make skining easier?

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            • #7
              Yes, the idea is to have a real-time skin-editor built in to the exe. I'm not sure I will ever release this though, as I think this will just be a feature in the front-end I am working on rather than a stand-alone utility app like SKINbedder.

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              • #8
                What front end are you using currently? This seems to make skining very easy.

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                • #9
                  I'm using RR. Here's a tip about using Sb with RR... it is better to do the skin in RR. I just use Sb to crop the embedded window. For everything else I just use RR. Actually, I usually have RR buttons run Auto-It scripts and use Auto-It to control the embedded application. This works best.

                  The only reason to use the SKINing features of Sb in RR is if you need buttons that overlap the embedded app. If your buttons are on the sides or top/bottom of the apps window, then you might as well just put them in your RR skin.

                  You have to use Sb to crop and to embed multiple windows though.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                    I'm using RR. Here's a tip about using Sb with RR... it is better to do the skin in RR. I just use Sb to crop the embedded window. For everything else I just use RR. Actually, I usually have RR buttons run Auto-It scripts and use Auto-It to control the embedded application. This works best.

                    The only reason to use the SKINing features of Sb in RR is if you need buttons that overlap the embedded app. If your buttons are on the sides or top/bottom of the apps window, then you might as well just put them in your RR skin.
                    Understand. Thanks for the tip.


                    Originally posted by RPM_VR4 View Post
                    You have to use Sb to crop and to embed multiple windows though.
                    Can i crop two windows at the same time and change their positions? If yes how can I do that. Like for the image below, can I crop the two (highlighted in red) windows at the same time?

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                    • #11
                      No, you can only crop a window, you can't make 2 copies of a window and crop them differently. As I said before, I would crop around the boarder of both boxes and then add an OSK in the middle.

                      See screen-shot:


                      EDIT: Here, look at this one: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/atta...5&d=1155127068

                      EDIT2: ...and here is a sample PNG with cut-outs: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/show...00&postcount=8
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                      • #12
                        From my previous attempt, I was only able to crop one box. How can we crop two boxes like the ones shown in your example? I tried creating another ini file and load it but still can't crop two boxes at a time. What I mean is, the other day I changed the values in NRGPS.ini.....so I tried create NRGPS1.ini and us another set of values and also add command embed(NRGPS1:500) in nroute.ini, should this work or I did something wrong. BTW whats the 500 for?

                        Thanks

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                        • #13
                          If I crop the middle part(red box), and put an OSK there. What about the sides(green box), do I just cover it with image file?

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                          • #14
                            ??? You can only crop one box. In my example, I cropped the image, then I put an overlay image that had the red fake-OSK and left the parts that would overlap your green-boxes as transparent.

                            I really don't get what you are doing. You have to crop the window so that both edit-boxes are visible (not cropped off). Then you make an image the exact same size as your cropped window and make transparent cut-outs where the edit-boxes are.

                            You only have two files: one for the embedded window, and one for the image overlay.

                            The 500 is a 500ms time-out after which the program will give-up tryign to embed.

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                            • #15
                              Lets say if I have something like this:



                              then I can overlay with image shown below right?



                              If I get it correct, this means I have to do a transparent cut-out at the red boxes. I don't really know how to do transparent cut-out in photoshop. I can make the red boxes area transparent but I am not able to click what is behind the transparent cut-out.

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