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    You got it treetop, I will add a matching exit menu Any more requests big or small anyone? I am currently balls deep in the GDI documentation.
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    Nice Skin and Project Build

    I have watched your build from the first post and it has got me doing my first install and skin. I'm still in software mode, but it's coming. Great job on the write up and the skin
    Why buy it if you can build it? Even if it cost twice as much to build.

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    GDI transparent version still in the works. It appears I can use pretty much the same code base but will need to make a couple modifications such as converting the jpeg files to PNG files and saving them with transparent background. Still working on getting there as I really want this skin to be able to handle the transparent overlay feature as then the user decides how it will look/colors etc.
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    Sneak Peek at V3. Trying a few different programs right now to decide what application I want rendering the final graphics. I am leaning towards illustrator. Here is a start, none of the glass effects or blurs are shown yet but this is basically what I want to achieve. Transparent menu bars. I also want the playlists and such to be transparent but have the text laid over a darker background. In v3 I am also going to be adding a shutdown menu and a split screen MP3 / GPS mode so you can have the playlist on the left and GPS embedded on the right of the normal shock skin embedding area.
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    Nice Blk..Nice! Waiting patiently.

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    Did a lot of R & D today. Made quite some progress with the GDI transparent feature. Looks like this is going to be a lot of hand coding because rrskineditor does not have png support Maybe this happened for a reason though, so I learn how to hand code and understand the text of a .skin file. Anyway version 3.0t (or transparent) is well underway and coding has been started. I may integrate a few more features into this skin to expand functionality.

    Here is the first screencap of Shock skin v3.0t running the menu.skin

    After testing all morning I think the GDI+ runs better than the solid image skins. I am testing on my desktop though which has A LOT of computing resources although I will be testing on my m10000 very soon.

    wonder if rrskineditor will ever be updated to include png support. It would make the conversion to transparent much faster!
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    So the buttons won't be transparent any more once you apply the layers? (comparing your top and bottom buttons in the screenshot)

    EDIT: SkinEditor is the SH**! I do belive it supports png. http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-s...ogress-14.html post 209.

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    Thanks treetop, version 24 has support, this will make things much faster.

    Both bars are transparent, the first pic I accidentally pasted my screencap on top of another file so the top bar didn't look right. Here is another pic of the skin running with a different background. I love the transparency effects, opens a whole new design world.

    I'm still debating about taking the effects off the buttons and just having a flat black transparent bar but we will see. I'm going to expand this skin some, add a couple more menus, probably add a menu2.skin for another top bar so I can add more functionality. Any requests now is the time to let me know
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    Well I am making a lot of progress. The background loader is up and working. It has its own menu launched from the SET tab. Audio Menu and browsers are working. So far everything is stable and working nice. I still need to save out and reprogram whats left of the skins (FM, APP, NAV, VID, VID BROWSER, EWF, ETC)

    There is going to be a large change log from version 2.0 and I will make sure to document the changes before releasing.
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    Skin will include a background directory with all original wallpapers. I am also going to make some 'standard' version backgrounds so you can mimic the look of v1.0 or v2.0. I should have the final release done very soon, as once I get into coding I can't stop untill its done. All of the other menus are being revamped and have a new layout for labels that is even easier to use and see. Some of the less important labels have been removed from the SET menu to make room for a larger skin browser and background chooser. I'm loving this GDI, and am very happy to announce that v3.0 will be even faster switching menus and preforming tasks. A new menu with a split screen audio browser / embedded GPS will be in this version also.

    I will post a few more screencaps tonight as I was up untill 3 am last night working on this
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