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    Want to make my own frontend.

    Still pretty new to these forums, but deffinantly loving them, and the carputer scene in general. Hope you guys can help me out here. Ive checked out all of the front-ends out there, really great peaces of work, very impressive. I would just like to give programming my own front-end a try, who knows might end up being a nice addition to the list here. Ive been programming for a few years know and know multiple languages. Just need help on a few things here. Mainly embedding, any good howto's/references out there? What language did you guys write your front-ends in, looks like most are VB? Im looking to do mine in java right now to possibly have multi-platform support. Also, this is question is directed towards the creator of RoadRunner; how did you control winamp like that? Would really like to do something similar. Any help you guys would be willing to give would be GREATLY appreciated. Again, nothing against your guys' work, I'm just a do-it-yourselfer.

    Thanks in advance!

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    HAHAHA, after doing assembly language, this is far from hell... Im ready for the challenege. :-)

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    Agreeing with frodo.. welcome to ... HELL

    Years of designing and re-adjusting... hours upon hours of programming..
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    I'm sorry, and you are....? frodobaggins's Avatar
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    Find you a catchy tune that you can listen to over and over to keep you sane.
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    So far, not so bad

    UPDATE: So far not so much luck with java. Found some things to look into, but nothing solid. With VB .NET though, thanks to this post http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=180297 I am able to control the winamp client via my VB program. Not exactly what I was looking for, but either way it gives a good deal of hope. Havent looked into embedding windows yet, still going to try and get winamp to work with a java program. Anyway any help with java or embeding in general would be helpful. Thanks Again!

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    Java ia bloated if your using a front end with windows... Vb.net or AB 6 is the way to go...


    Frodo.. seriously... your quote find a song that you enjoy .. is so true !
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    ive been slowly building a front end with java recently; its difficult, but it can be done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shortman
    UPDATE: So far not so much luck with java. Found some things to look into, but nothing solid. With VB .NET though, thanks to this post http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=180297 I am able to control the winamp client via my VB program. Not exactly what I was looking for, but either way it gives a good deal of hope. Havent looked into embedding windows yet, still going to try and get winamp to work with a java program. Anyway any help with java or embeding in general would be helpful. Thanks Again!
    you're probably going to have to use a Java Native Interface if you wanna be able to screw around with winamp. That's why I'm trying to find a suitable audio lib in java so that it will still be cross platform.

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    Yeah, i agree VB is probably the better approach. I have experience in both VB and Java. I just feel a lot more comfortable in java. Ill keep you guys updated with any findings

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