DX Calendar
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DX Calendar

Updated May 03, 2003 by _Martin_


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Patrick Labelle
Comment #1 Wednesday, April 16, 2003 6:35 PM
Wow, thats a kind of objet that i'm looking for and exactly in the good skin ( WB= corona and DX gridscape ). But i must admit that i'm a noob and i dont know how too install it. Can anyone help me ??

_Martin_
Comment #2 Saturday, April 19, 2003 5:06 PM
Patrick:

Click 'Download' and you will be prompted to download or open the theme. Save it to your machine somewhere.

To install, right click the DesktopX icon in the taskbar, and select 'Import object'. Click 'Browse' and then find the save object on your machine.
werewolf
Comment #3 Monday, April 28, 2003 5:38 PM
_martin_, my CPU pegged out at 100 and I couldn't get any of the functions on the calendar to work correctly Sorry. It looks great though.

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_Martin_
Comment #4 Monday, April 28, 2003 5:45 PM
Werewolf:
Yes, I think that occassionally DX gets a bit confused by a lot of script.

I find that if you can restart DX quickly as it's loading, or save the theme then load it cleanly DX settles down.

I could however do to clean up some of the code. I'll do that now.
_Martin_
Comment #5 Monday, April 28, 2003 6:27 PM
Cleaned up the code a bit now.

Also added a clock based on a new text plugin by Alberto.
SelfExiled
Comment #6 Monday, April 28, 2003 10:24 PM
I was wondering if it is possible to have the current day circled or highlighted like rainlender. Can it also highlight the upcoming appointment dates on the calender as well? I notice that there is an alarm setting and other options that look really interesting to me.

I was also concerned with the large size of the previous calender. The DX Innovation theme has a calender function but it isn't as nice as this one. I was just wondering about the functionality and size. But, it is great. Thank you for sharing it.
Mage1
Comment #7 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 12:29 AM
Norton firewall detects a malicious script attached to this file. Don't know if its just a bug or what but I can't bring myself to load it with that message coming up. Otherwise looks like a great idea.
_Martin_
Comment #8 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:54 AM
ChasUGC: Yes, that is the plan. TextColor is broken in the current DesktopX build otherwise it would already be done.

When it's fixed you'll be able to select all text colors used, including current day and appointment days. The code is ready to plug in.

The size really is down to graphics. When it comes to it, the value added stuff is all text, so graphics could easily be stripped out
_Martin_
Comment #9 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:56 AM
Mage1:

Understand your concern. The calendar writes appointments to a text file on your hard drive so they can be restored even if you remove then reload the theme.

I suspect that is what Norton is upset about.

I can only assure you it is safe. My level allows me to upload without approal being required if that is any reassurance.
SelfExiled
Comment #10 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 5:14 PM
I have norton and I got that message too. I hesitated until I realized that the software involved was from a safe source. And, I had no problems. Note that Norton only called it malicious script and not a virus.

Its too bad about the text color. That would be really neat. But, this version is twice as big. Wow! Come on, how about half as large, not twice as large as the other version. I have no room for icons. The calender would be awesome without all the problems. Too large, no text color support, and how do you move it? It stays in the center of my screen and won't move. The other version allowed you to drag and move, but not this one. Shrink this baby down, get color text support, clean up the code (I also noticed black rectangles behind some text in the appointment section.)

I normally don't say all these negative things unless I really like it. I want to use this is why. Just needs a little work and this baby would be awesome and could replace rainlender.
_Martin_
Comment #11 Tuesday, April 29, 2003 7:31 PM
Chas,

Got the version with the clock? If so it should be dragable.

Anyhow, I'm now doing a Rainlendar beater (or it will be when text colour is sorted)
SelfExiled
Comment #12 Friday, May 02, 2003 10:41 PM
This is a awesome idea, Martin, don't misunderstand me. I like it a lot. I think Adam mentioned that he is going to incorporate this in his next version of Innovation. The idea of having a appointment book and a date reminder calender skinned in the theme, and available right on the desktop through desktopx, sounds ideal. Other software have tried, but it is mostly a headache of crashes and bad code. I wish that the developers of desktopx would incorporate your ideas so they can be fully realized. Maybe this will prompt them. Great work.
_Martin_
Comment #13 Saturday, May 03, 2003 3:05 AM
Chas:

No offence taken, I only wish I could deliver what you want
elvee
Comment #14 Saturday, May 03, 2003 10:59 AM
I love what you have done, but every time I try to load it, my Puter slows to a snails pace

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_Martin_
Comment #15 Saturday, May 03, 2003 11:11 AM
Can anyone else verify a problem. Then we can see if it's down to the computer/dx/theme specifically.

Cheers
nocool
Comment #16 Saturday, May 03, 2003 5:57 PM
I currently use desktop calendar (http://www.desktopcalendar.tk), but looks like I may be switching.
SelfExiled
Comment #17 Sunday, May 04, 2003 7:20 PM
I didn't have a memory problem with it. It could be a issue of resources for elvee. I have thirteen executables loaded at startup, on a PIII750 and the calender runs fine. You might check your registry. I've cleaned up over 500 orphans in mine. Most importantly, check for spyware. It will slow any system down to a crawl. There are alot of tricks for tweaking computers for maximum performance, especially WinXP, but I'll keep this short.
Neverblu
Comment #18 Wednesday, May 07, 2003 3:09 PM
Mine Also slowed to a snails pace, but unloading dx then opening the dxpack file (without dx loaded) solved it for me. But ever time i try to add app.s it adds/displays them funky...and i get CalAllApps errors . but other than that...the calendar is great good work
_Martin_
Comment #19 Thursday, May 08, 2003 5:07 AM
What errors do you get, and what version of DX are you on?
Kevin_C
Comment #20 Tuesday, August 19, 2003 2:07 PM
This looks great! I only wish I could get it to work. Every time I try to install it DX crashes completely. I've tried installing it several different ways, I've tried uninstalling DX and deleting all traces of it then re-installing this as the very first item and it still crashes DX.. The item is added to my list of objects when I restart but trying to import it again causes DX to crash again. Am I missing something here? I have a 2.53 GHz P4 with 1GB of RAM so I'm pretty sure it's not a performance issue..

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