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Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Solaris17, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Derek12

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    Adding a back and forward buttons in the windows would be nice
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  2. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    Or you can just dump the device manager info, recreate a similar tree, and search drivers based on HID, create a database of drivers and search for ID, match OS if you want support for multiple OSes, you're done. All you have to do is update the damn database all the time.
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  3. Solaris17

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    And so shall it be done.
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    That would be great for system management, but not really helpful if you want to use the app to find driver files for hardware not on your system.

    I would dynamically generate the buttons on the form based on a structure (vendor names, category keywords and links) that pulls information from the server. You still would only have to update the server that way.

    Something like ...
    Code:
    public struct Locator
    {
        public string Category; // networking, video etc.
        public string URL;
    }
    
    public struct Vendor
    {
        public string Name; // Asus, 3Com, etc.
        public List<Locator> Locators; // a list of type locator above
    }
    
    private List<Vendor> VendorList = new List<Vendor>();
    
    Traverse the VendorList for each TabPage and dynamically create a button for each vendor who has a locator that matches the TapPage Keyword. (ie. networking).
    Lists are fast and efficient and would allow for sorting, filtering, adding removing, etc.
    It would also mean you could reuse all resources needed for a specific vendor (ie. Button art).

    There are, of course, many ways to accomplish this if you are not a fan of Lists. :p
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    new nightly is up. Addressing vanilla users and not knowing what parts they have.
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    Looking good... ;)

    Keep up the good work, Solaris17.:toast:
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    Just to let you know that I have not forgotten. I spent most the weekend in Bed with the Flu/Virus and felt half dead. But I'm going to get everything done by the weekend pending a meteor does not strike my flat or anything unforeseen.
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    If you need a collection of OEM logos, let me know.
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    I don't mean to slow the updates iv been very busy, but I'll be starting again soon. I'll even attempt to make it pretty
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    New version up. Updating is fixed.
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    Finishing up on my end now. I'll get some sleep then in the morning make sure I've done them all and have them in your inbox shortly after that.
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    cool beans man looking forward too it.
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    can anyone point me in the direction of allowing custom menu items that open a web control?
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    They are coming honestly, I ran into a problem looking over them this morning. Some of them are bigger then others because of the general size of the original logo, so i have to re-size them one by one to make sure they look decent.

    But i also quickly made a mockup of what it could look like once done. As always if anyone spots anything that can be done different i welcome suggestions.

    [​IMG]
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    Beautiful man thanks for all the help I'm sorry their are so many to do.
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    Useful software is staying we're it is. This isn't an enthusiast tool. All of that sruff is third party and not required by windows at all.
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    Is there any intent to have this tool scan your hardware and direct you to what you need or install it for you?
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    It has Belarc advisor linked :)
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    Adding extra things like this defeats the object of a driver finder and while it could be usefull i personly think it just adds uneeded software in a program like this.
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    I have some OEM logos that are all the same size. I could save you some work. PM me if you need them. What size are you using?
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    Added those mobo manufacturers
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    I guess I missed the point of that "useful software" tab. I apologize for misunderstanding that tab. I was just offering suggestions. Didn't intend to derail from the project. Carry on... :toast:
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    no no your fine.

    infact new version up.

    latest stable link is in the op
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