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    Question Function over features?

    I got a question I need some help with. Right now I'm working on a feature for playlists (VB Control) that is going to be an translucent overlay playlist for videos/music. I'm just wondering if I'm trying to make it look too pretty or will it function better..

    As it stands my program is completely skinnable right down to how many columns are what they display in my play lists. It works fine and even lets you set the background picture of you want but it's not really the look I wanted even though the skinner can make it look just about any way he/she wants.. But in the end it's just a glorafide listbox..

    The new control will expand itself for the selected song displaying all song data in it including a progressbar.. I'm even thinking about adding the play/stop/pause buttons to clean up it a bit.. I also need to play with the transparent percent to get the right effect..

    The drawback is it only runs on WinXP, 2k and 2003 so everyone with Windows98 are f***ed (Unless I do both)..

    Below is a screenshot of the overlay in place.. Don't mind the look.. I keep changing thing.. They look good in my mind but NOT on the program (IE the fly disk of a mp3 control I made hehe)..



    So is it worth finishing the control or should I still with the listbox look?

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    Well I guess no one has any input.. I'll go with my gut feeling then..

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    looks good so far

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    Well I keep the listbox control and opted to spend my time working on other things rather then build another control for this.

    Screen shot has changed.. It's another skin I made to make sure my display options in the Skin.ini are working right.

    Right now I'm working on playing videos and DVDs. The nice thing I have worked in (And I'm not sure if anyone else has done this yet) is playing CDs, MP3s, OGG, etc all uses the same screen and controls. The program treats CDs the same as any other playlist. The same applys for videos and DVDs. Your video playlist just lists DVD as an option.. So the application just figures out which one you want to play and configures the controls for you. Less work while you are driving..

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