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  • WinLIFT for VISTA / W7

    I have reworked the WinLIFT WSA version (Simplified Api), trying to make it compatible with VISTA and W7.

    I would like to know if there are a few interested here, in checking this new version on either VISTA or W7 ?

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    Patrice Terrier
    www.zapsolution.com
    www.objreader.com
    Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

  • #2
    If it is used in to create a program like your dashboard example, then I would be interested.

    Thanks - Carlo

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    • #3
      If it is used in to create a program like your dashboard example
      No, it is not, the purpose of WSA is to skin an existing application on the fly.

      While GDImage allows you to create sophisticated composited interface, but from scratch (or from a template).

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      Last edited by Patrice Terrier; 19 Sep 2009, 07:48 AM.
      Patrice Terrier
      www.zapsolution.com
      www.objreader.com
      Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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      • #4
        I am interested.

        I already have the older version of WSA working in my Designer (in test mode) via a plugin. I would like to test the latest version to make sure it works properly.
        Chris Boss
        Computer Workshop
        Developer of "EZGUI"
        http://cwsof.com
        http://twitter.com/EZGUIProGuy

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        • #5
          I'm interested. I sent you my email (via email) if I'm able to help. -John
          LOCAL MyEMail AS STRING
          MyEmail = STRREVERSE$("53pmohtj") & CHR$(64) & STRREVERSE$("liamg") & CHR$(46) & STRREVERSE$("moc")

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          • #6
            I have added a new WinLIFT forum there

            Thank you to post your comments about WSA in the new WinLIFT dedicated section.

            And if you are not already a member of the José Roca's forum, please register first using your real name, thank you!

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            Patrice Terrier
            www.zapsolution.com
            www.objreader.com
            Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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            • #7
              WSA version 4.00 has been checked successfuly on XP, VISTA, W7.

              It can use either .SKS or .SKL and skinning an existing application, is as simple as adding one single line of code in the %WM_CREATE or %WM_INITDIALOG message, or just before showing the main window in the PBMAIN or WinMain section, like this:

              Code:
              IF skEngineInit("chrome.SKL") THEN CALL skSkinWindow(hDlg, "Dock|Undock|Minimize|Maximize|Restore|Close")
              I didn't thought that it would be so hard for me to work again on this code, that i wrote more than 10 years ago.
              Amazing to see how my own writting style has evolved since that time

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              Last edited by Patrice Terrier; 20 Sep 2009, 09:03 AM.
              Patrice Terrier
              www.zapsolution.com
              www.objreader.com
              Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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              • #8
                Hi Patrice,

                Is this update going to be free fo charge for existing Winlift users ?

                Cheers

                Steven
                So here we are, this is the end.
                But all that dies, is born again.
                - From The Ashes (In This Moment)

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                • #9
                  Ask Microsoft for a free version of VISTA or W7

                  VISTA introduces so many changes that it tooks me almost three years before i could find a solution to have a WSA version that would work transparently on XP, VISTA and W7.

                  Indeed i was very close to give up

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                  Patrice Terrier
                  www.zapsolution.com
                  www.objreader.com
                  Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                  • #10
                    New WSA beta version 4.01, is available on the WinLIFT's dedicated forum.



                    Note: that's a work in progress...

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                    Last edited by Patrice Terrier; 3 Oct 2009, 08:11 AM.
                    Patrice Terrier
                    www.zapsolution.com
                    www.objreader.com
                    Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                    • #11
                      For your information:

                      The new WSA will only support XP, VISTA and W7.

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                      Patrice Terrier
                      www.zapsolution.com
                      www.objreader.com
                      Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                      • #12
                        WSA composited version

                        The first preview of the WSA composited version is available on the WinLIFT dedicated forum there

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                        Patrice Terrier
                        www.zapsolution.com
                        www.objreader.com
                        Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                        • #13
                          I would like to drop out the MDI support in the new WSA, to be able to work in full composited mode (glass effect).

                          Do you think i can get rid of it?

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                          Patrice Terrier
                          www.zapsolution.com
                          www.objreader.com
                          Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Patrice Terrier View Post
                            I would like to drop out the MDI support in the new WSA, to be able to work in full composited mode (glass effect).

                            Do you think i can get rid of it?

                            ...
                            I think the glass effect would be better than having MDI support in my opinion.
                            Scott Slater
                            Summit Computer Networks, Inc.
                            www.summitcn.com

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                            • #15
                              So far the composited glass effect is working fine with:

                              - Caption.
                              - Icon and system buttons.
                              - Menu bar.
                              - Menu popup.
                              - Push button.
                              - Image button.
                              - Check box.
                              - Radio button.
                              - Static text.
                              - TAB control (including tabs).

                              I am merging slowly the GDImage skin engine into the new WSA subclassing engine.
                              I didn't thought that it would be so hard for me, to work back on the more than ten years old WinLIFT project.
                              Especialy to handle all the changes introduced into the VISTA low level API

                              ...
                              Patrice Terrier
                              www.zapsolution.com
                              www.objreader.com
                              Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                              • #16
                                WinLIFT for Windows Seven

                                New WinLIFT for Windows Seven:




                                All details + trial version there

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                                Patrice Terrier
                                www.zapsolution.com
                                www.objreader.com
                                Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                • #17
                                  WinLIFT (version 4.11 beta) composited LISTBOX

                                  WinLIFT beta version 4.11

                                  New: added LISTBOX composited mode

                                  Screen shot:



                                  Once again i had a hard time to skin this control on the fly, however i think the result is worth the effort

                                  As usual, you can download the latest trial version on the WinLIFT's forum.

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                                  Patrice Terrier
                                  www.zapsolution.com
                                  www.objreader.com
                                  Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                  • #18
                                    Updated to version 4.12, thanks to Petr and John for their feedback.

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                                    Patrice Terrier
                                    www.zapsolution.com
                                    www.objreader.com
                                    Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                    • #19
                                      Updated to version 4.16

                                      Tooks me more than 10 days to figure how to create a full composited customdraw ListView without flickering!

                                      Screen shot:



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                                      Patrice Terrier
                                      www.zapsolution.com
                                      www.objreader.com
                                      Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                      • #20
                                        Fantastic !!!

                                        Gian

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