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    Lightbulb Another Skin Utility

    This utility allows you to change multiple lines in skin file(s) of the same skin object type with the newly entered property at the same time.

    Example:
    You want to change a group of button, label, ect... Properties to all the same values.

    1. Open one or more of the screens that you what to change.
    2. Select an object to edit.
    3. Enter the new values.
    4. Select line(s) from the top list.
    5. Select preview to see selected line(s) after change in bottom list.
    6. Click Commit to save changes & move on to the next screen if needed.


    Skin Converter <-- Updated 9/4

    Instructions (also included in the help):

    Update--> Will now install to the default RR skin folder if it's in the default location or it will ask were to put the utility then it will run the util and delete the install program.

    Preview Changes:
    select the lines that you want to change with the changed object properties.

    Color Pallet:
    brings up a color pallet window, just click on the color wanted.
    window will disappear & Red text labels will turn red to let you know that a color is stored.
    then click on the word text "Red" and it will fill in the selected color.
    Picked Color will not change until you choose another color.

    Clicking on Object property text words will bring up different things depending on word clicked:
    File
    - open a file dialog
    - stars in C:\
    Font
    - open a font dialog
    - fills in name, size, style, & color if other than black is selected <--Updated w/ style & color now
    Command
    - opens a larger input window to enter longer command lines
    - if command selected first then it will start with that command


    Must preview changes at least once in order to be able to commit changes to file. Just a double check to make sure that is what you want, and no glitches in programming (shouldn't be any).

    Also upon committing changes makes a backup of the original in the same dir with "_original" on the end of the file.

    Clean exit of program, deletes all files used when running.

    The only thing that you might have to keep an eye out for is the usage of the quotes on properties like commands and such but then that’s what the preview is there for...

    Hope you enjoy!

    List any changes that you think that would make it better (I think that I have done a fairly good job already, but...I'm only one)
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    I'm surprised with many DL's that not one single person has made a comment on this.

    Its great, it sucks, why would anyone bother, or whatever...but none!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    I'm surprised with many DL's...
    How do you keep track of the number of times the file has been downloaded via FTP?
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    RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

    Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
    Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

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    Comments...

    OK - I actually have a need for it and decided to give it a go today ... One thing I wanted to do was change the font of a bunch of similar lines. I noticed the font pulldown does not exist - and need to check on color...

    I can see some good use for this but figured I would let you know I am out there trying to use it and thanks.

    So for fonts I will have to find then plugin the actual name vs being able to pull it from the font list...

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    Please - add "remember last skin path" ... I am going to continue to work with it and will add my comments.... That was a quick one..

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    Yes - I need to read the instructions better. Just did a double take - my bad

    Quote Originally Posted by kolemieux View Post
    Please - add "remember last skin path" ... I am going to continue to work with it and will add my comments.... That was a quick one..

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    Thanks for the comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by kolemieux View Post
    OK - I actually have a need for it and decided to give it a go today ... One thing I wanted to do was change the font of a bunch of similar lines. I noticed the font pulldown does not exist
    There is no font pulldown/combobox. All you need to do is simply click on the word "Font" and the font dialog window will come up, its in the help. Maybe I need to reword that part. Same goes for a few other object properies.

    Quote Originally Posted by kolemieux View Post
    and need to check on color....
    More details, not quite sure what part your talking about.

    Edit: I think that I fixed this too, fills in selected font color if not black is choosen, you can also use the color pallet too.

    Quote Originally Posted by kolemieux View Post
    Yes - I need to read the instructions better. Just did a double take - my bad

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    Please - add "remember last skin path" ... I am going to continue to work with it and will add my comments.... That was a quick one..
    Thats is why I said to just put the utility in the RR base skin folder(C:\program files\road runner\skins), but if you think that it should remember the last skin folder I can add that?

    Edit: Fixed, installs itself to correct directory now.
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    RideRunner...The #1 FE, PERIOD.

    Current Project: DFXVoice [v1.0 Released]
    Next in line: RRMedia v2.0

    DFX 5.1.1 Skin
    Appstore Link

    My RideRunner Plugins
    RRMedia
    RRExtended
    DFXVoice

    "There are no bugs - only undocumented features."

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