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  1. #1
    Constant Bitrate Hessian's Avatar
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    May 2007

    RockCar Front End

    The setup files for the Front End and Skin Builder are attached to this thread.

    Layout Switching - Each feature (player/GPS/etc) of the front end has a layout that determines where the controls are placed. Switching layouts allows the skin designer to create multiple layouts for each feature. This helps in creating skins with minimal controls on the main screen that link to sub-screens with controls specific to the function. The subscreens can be multiple levels deep.

    The skin builder now allows to create skins to do this:
    1. Create a new layout from the Layouts tab.
    2. Create a button on the main parent that switches to the new layout, make it's funtion 'LayoutSwitch' and set the argument to the name of the layout.

    Graphic Artists and Skin Builders Needed:
    I need some better looking skins. I'm good with Photoshop, but I need someone with vision to create some something really cool.

    RockCar has an easy to use plugin framework. I'm looking for developers who would like to develop features for RockCar. GPS with iGuidance would be awsome, but I've not had time to learn the code to accomplish this.

    Windows XP or Vista 32bit
    Windows Media Player 10+ (RockCar uses your WMP library)
    .NET 2.0 Runtime (free from Microsoft)

    Uses WMP 10+ for the media library and album art. Both audio and video.
    Install takes about 20 seconds.
    Multi-language capable interface.
    Skinable interface with themes.
    Skin Builder is included to make your own skins.
    Plugable interface so it is possible to create extended features.
    External controls plugin interface that allows external controllers (joysticks, etc.)
    Flexible core engine that can be leveraged in plugins.
    Built in C#

    Plugins Included:
    Head - Main control surface.
    Media Selector - Selects media from the WMP library.
    IE Browser - Internet Explorer web browser.
    MapPoint - MapPoint interface with simple GPS tracking. (currently disabled)

    English, German, Spanish, French, Russian and Japanese Translations Available
    I used Babel Fish for the translations, so I apologize if any translations are incorrect. PM me if you would like to help out with translations.

    Change the translation to the language you want by editing the GlobalOptions.xml file and changing the "Culture" to:

    en English
    de German
    es Spanish
    fr French
    ja Japanese
    ru Russian

  2. #2
    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    That's the best skin I've seen on this site yet.
    And the other 5 screens ain't bad either.

    I will play with it this weekend.
    (The software, I mean.)

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