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ButtonApp2 "What's New" Page
Project ButtonApp for Borland C++ 5.0x
(Release: 2.1 - Date: December 15, 1998 - Size: 174 kb)


ButtonApp2 Overview Image


Overview

The ButtonAp Release 2.0 is the second release of a testing application that uses the OWL gadgetry subsystem like Button Gadgets, Text Gadgets, Divider Gadgets and other gadgets. Parts of the code of the first release have been rewritten to support the registry instead of the default .INI file, to support the capability to store and reload several parameters and options of this application. For example when you run this application, the following registry keys will be created in the tree "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JoParrello\ButtonApp32\2.0":
"ColorPicker" contains the current color value for the color picker and its custom colors.
"Options" contains the position of the main window.
"Recent File List" contains the MRU List.
"Toolbar0, Toolbar1, Toolbar2" contain the gadget ids and the position of each toolbar.
"ToolbarOptions" contains the options for all toolbars.
Those keys are created in Win32 target mode. The Win16 target app has the keys in another tree, but they are the same. The peculiarity of this application is that it runs well both under Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, without problems or limitations. One of the greatest feature of OWL is that it can "hide" the differences between Win16 applications and Win32 applications.
All this code was tested using CodeGuard, both under Windows 95 first release and under Windows 3.10.
The CodeGuard reports an error due to "GetSubMenu" and "GetFTime" functions. To avoid these "perpetual" errors, I include a .CGI file, a CodeGuard configuration file, that prevents those errors. I must thank CodeGuard as it discovered several bugs and problems on classes, like in JPFlatTextButtonGadget and other classes.
Many problems are there, and I haven't enough time to solve them (I'm an unemployed, let me look for a job!!). I suggest you to heavily test this application on your projects before trying to sell your product, to be sure that your users may be satisfied of your (and my!!) work.



News

A new feature of the release 2.0 is the Flat Color Picker, displayed in the images here below. In the left image you can see the color picker window just opened by the FlatColorPicker gadget. On this picker window you can choose a color. The chosen color is currently displayed as pressed (in the image it is "red"). In the second image you can see the FlatColorPicker gadget in its normal position, and the chosen color is painted inside the ellipse under the "P" char.
The Color Picker Window is open The Color Picker displays the current chosen color

As you can see in the two images here below, the release 2.0 supports the grey-scale drawing like Internet Explorer. In the left image you can see the normal state of the "Open" button, in the right image you can see the hot-tracked state of that button.
Normal Position Hot-Tracked Position

Another feature of the ButtonApp, is the toolbars' customization dialog. As you can see in the image here below you have available buttons that can be inserted in the currently listed toolbar. Besides you can change the current listed toolbar, you can restore all toolbars and to move up or down a single gadget.
Customize Toolbar Dialog

 

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