SD Alarm Clock 2.01
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SD Alarm Clock 2.01

Updated Apr 13, 2006 by Vad_M


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lmgppag
Comment #1 Sunday, March 12, 2006 3:57 AM
Hi Vad My SD widget folder... full

The alarm sounds... TOTAL !!!

Excellent work. Thanks.
jlaj1989
Comment #2 Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:28 AM
LOL My folder full to. Another nice widget.
Vad_M
Comment #3 Monday, March 13, 2006 5:42 AM
Hi Friends,

It seems me that you will need a little biger folders for these widgets because something absolutely unusual will appear here much soon.

Best Wishes.
jlaj1989
Comment #4 Monday, March 13, 2006 9:09 AM
because something absolutely unusual will appear here much soon.


Does this mean there is more.
jlaj1989
Comment #5 Monday, March 13, 2006 9:10 AM
because something absolutely unusual will appear here much soon.


Does this mean there will be more.
danioc
Comment #6 Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:11 AM
Very nice widget, congrats!
Vad_M
Comment #7 Wednesday, March 15, 2006 7:57 PM
Big Thanks, Friends.
Tiggz
Comment #8 Wednesday, March 22, 2006 8:12 PM
I have to say you are making some remarkable and versatile widgets Vad - congratulations on your achievements.

Just one really minor issue with this - I cannot move it to my 2nd monitor. I have done this myself in my own widgets, if you don't have dual monitors it is very easy to not be aware of the problem. The solution is very easy - just use System.VscreenLeft, System.VScreenTop, System.VScreenWidth, System.VScreenHeight instead of System.WorkareaLeft etc.

Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to your next creations.
Vad_M
Comment #9 Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:39 AM
For Tiggs: Hi Matt,

I am pleased to receive this comment directly from you because your Great Talents were always a subjects of my delights. Big Thanks.

You have faithfully noticed that I don't work on a computer with two monitors. However I know about the difference between System.Vscreen and System.Workarea. I seemed that it will be better if I limit the moving of object inwardly the workspace of a screen only. Given objects are always into view in this case.

At first I have installed the limits of 1024x768 without usage of System.Vscreen or System.Workarea (for usual LapTops resolution). Then I have set them with the System.Workarea for any types of monitors. But I could not visualize that this will cause some problems... Sorry.

So I'll remove this function from all of my next widgets and gadgets with the one little exclusion.

Best Wishes.
Tiggz
Comment #10 Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:59 AM
You were absolutely right to include the script for keeping the widget on screen, without it the user will nearly always lose the widget at some point. I used System.Workarea for this myself before I got a second monitor and realised the problem, especially as I like to have my main apps on the primary monitor and my widgets on the secondary one. I still have to go back and update a couple of my widgets because I drag them onto my 2nd monitor and they snap back to my 1st

As I say - keep up the good work. You are extending the boundaries of what is possible for widgets and setting a good example for us all.
Vad_M
Comment #11 Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:44 AM
For Tiggs:

I have found a half-way decision right before. It's necessary to add a switch for widget position control into the script:

If ... True Then (the displacement of widget inwardly of screen) Else (the unlimited displacement of widget).

This is so simply! Much strange that I did not guess to make this earlier...

Thanks again.

Best Wishes.
glowdarkly
Comment #12 Saturday, April 15, 2006 10:08 AM
What has happened to SD Launchbar?? I cant find it anywhere
Vad_M
Comment #13 Saturday, April 15, 2006 12:02 PM
For Glowdark:

I have done version 2.05 and send here but it expects of approval hitherto. So it's only remain to wait for...
glowdarkly
Comment #14 Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:18 PM
thank you vad..Im awaiting it anxiously I love the launchbar
rabidrobot
Comment #15 Saturday, April 15, 2006 3:56 PM
I am also a big admirer, but still have a couple problems with the clock. I'm pretty sure I am using the updated version with a clean cache, but it still won't move to second monitor. Also, I set the alarm (I think the fix you made was in alarm knowing AM/PM first time set?) and wait for it to go off. After the alarm signals, the clock stops updating. Then the disable / enable button and Time Mode button start acting strange--easier for you to check out than for me to explain.
Vad_M
Comment #16 Saturday, April 15, 2006 5:46 PM
For Rabidrobot:


One more surprise... I have no two monitors so I can't test how the widget moves to the second monitor. However I have added into the Settings Button the function which completely disconnects any checking of widget position. So it must free move everywhere in this case. Are you try to activate this option?

I have tested Alarm Clock in 12 and 24 hours mode and has not found any errors. On my computers this widget works ok. Can you find Clock temporary files by path:
"C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\AlarmClock" and look their contents with "notepad".

file 1: alarmclock.ini ~ "on|12|12:00|a m|off"
file 2: alarmclock.set ~ "719|42|sam+blp|free-play|0|1"

If at least one of variables between the separators "|" will be absent let me know please. I'll change the creation method of these files.

Best Regards.

P.S. What default Language are you use on your Computer?
rabidrobot
Comment #17 Sunday, April 16, 2006 3:00 AM
Hey I didn't notice the option for free movement. Once I found it, that worked great!

But still getting an error from setting the alarm and letting it ring. When I run it as a widget, it just stops updating. When I ran it as an import, it threw an error on line 314 of DigitalClock script:

Set objVC = CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice")

When I turned off the "Sam's Voice" option, things worked as expected.

I run US / English version of XP Home SP2.


I can't find the files you mention anywhere. I don't even have the exact same directory to look in. I looked in
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\DesktopX\WidgetCache\SD AlarmClock.exe\
and
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Stardock\DesktopX\CurrentTheme\

Hope that helps,
rr
Vad_M
Comment #18 Sunday, April 16, 2006 6:52 AM
For Rabidrobot:

This error appears because the Alarm Clock can not find temporary files. But why the widget don't create these files? It is absolutly impossible!

Ok. I'll send you International version (2.02) of widget by e-mail. But if you can't find and delete the temporary files of old widget versions the Clock will not work too. Please use WindowsXP search files system and try to find the files: "alarmclock.ini" and "alarmclock.set" on a drive "C:". Then (if these files will found) delete them together with the corresponding folder and run a widget. If such files are really absent on your computer simply run a widget.

Best Regards.
rabidrobot
Comment #19 Sunday, April 16, 2006 1:10 PM
Recieved your email. Reply on its way--first one was bounced back.
jlaj1989
Comment #20 Wednesday, April 26, 2006 6:02 AM
I got an idea for this gadget. Maybe can you add a stopwatch and timer. Just an idea.

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