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[2011-04-17]SciLor's Fuel Blaster v0.9.1.3 - A Fuel Tracking tool

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7th May 2009, 10:39 PM   |  #1  
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SciLor's Fuel Blaster v0.9.1.4

SciLor's Fuel Blaster vs. GasMate

Since Iam 18 and have a car I decided to calculate the consumption of my car. As a programmer I thought of creating a tool to do this:

Here is it:
Everytime you refill your fuel-tank you just type in the needed data into the program. It Show for every Statistik a number for total, average, min, max. AND a graph
Also you will find a nice csv import/export function
Have multiple cars? try it

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You will need .NET CF 3.5 and SQL Server CE 3.5 (Should be included, SQL-Pack on FuelBlasters WebSite) Links at the Bottom

This is a little program for tracking your fuel consumption.
It has got a "touch-friendly" interface so you are able to use it without your stylus.

CSV import Howto:
A semicolon(";") seperated "export.csv" in the SciLor's Fuel Blaster directory will be needed.
Following coloumns are needed:
	"kilometers" - trip kilometers (relative) - ex. "656,6"
	"fuelamount" - refilled gas - ex. "48,98"
	"priceamount" - money payed for the refill - ex. "64,11"
	"priceperliter" - price you payed per fuelunit - ex. "1,309"
	"timeprint" - timeprint - ex. "30.06.2009 14:09" or "2009-30-06 14:09"
All other coloums will be ignored!

-Feature: Adding fuelprice in total price not in price per liter
-Feature: Notes feature for each entry
-Enhancement: More Skinning (ex. the arrows)
-Enhancement: Edit entry
-Enhancement: Changable Date/Time

ATTENTION! Please install v0.9.1.1 first, if you are upgrading from any version lower than v0.9.1.1!

Known Bugs:

If you like my hard work PLEASE DONATE! :)


v0.9.1.4 (2011-04-17)
-Feature: Change date of new entries
-Feature: Multiple cars
-Feature: Select car via command line (You may create an icon for each car you got) ;)


v0.9.1.3 (2010-02-02)
-Feature: Completely usable CSV import/export!

v0.9.1.2 (2010-01-30)
-Fix: Calculation of the Stats Screen are right now! (Only occured on

v0.9.1.1 (2009-12-26)
-Enhancement: Pages on All-Tab (Fixes the broken All-Tab when existing high numbers of items)
-Enhancement: Dynamic array for saving the trip-datasets (memory saving)
-Enhancement: Font-Size of VGA now 7px
-Feature: Added prediction of next dataset
-Fix: Cab now without test data :D
-Change: Renamed the "Fuel Blaster.exe" to "SciLor's Fuel Blaster.exe" (Old files exist till next update)
-Change: Renamed the "FuelData.sdf" to "FuelDataV0911.sdf"

v0.9.1 (2009-08-12)
-Fix: Due to a bug in Visual Studio 2008 all Icon files were the same in the cab.

v0.9 (2009-08-06)
-Enhancement: Completely redesigned User Interface -> Now even more fingerfriendly!
	-Manila 2D Slider Menu
	-Exchangable Menu Icons/colors
	-Own Tabs for Graph/Stats etc.
	-Some Speed increases
-Feature: DOS-Like Help/About Screen
-Feature: Buttons to hide graphs and change the datasets shown in graph view
-Feature: Calculation of the endurance (in days) of each fill
-Feature: Option added to allow the total odometer value be entered.
-Feature: Calculation of distance per fuelunit(ex. MPG, Miles per Gallon)
-Feature: Calculation of the days left(also shows fuel and distance left) till you need to refill again
-Feature: Config Screen

v0.8 (2009-06-07)
-Fix: Now runs perfectly under Windows XP :)
-Fix: Fixed a bug that the graph doesnt fit on the width of the window.
-Fix: Statistics were wrong according to a wrong counter.
-Enhancement: Better Scrolling :)
-Enhancement: Scrolling position indicator
-Enhancement: Graph now clearer
-Enhancement: Currency, Metrics from OS
-Feature: Now the time is calculated you use the tool and how long last your fuel in days.
-Change: Click now on a double click of an item

v0.7 (2009-05-12)
-Fix: Metrics, Currency can are now changed everywhere (not just in the Scroller)
-Fix: Problem with the stats fixed :)
-Fix: Redraw after deleting!
-Fix: Some Landscape Problems (again...)
-Fix: All SQL Server CE 3.5 Files included :)
-Fix: Less CPU Usage!
-Feature: Graphs (All are shown, just click on them to disable some!)

v0.6 (2009-05-10)
-Feature: CSV-Export (Click on the statistics)
-Fix: Landscape Problems
-Enhancement: Fluid scrolling with predrawing
-Feature: Currency, Metrics in config.cfg
-CAB: SQL Server CE 3.5 included

v0.5 Beta (2009-05-07)
-Initial Release

My Website:
SciLor's Fuel Blaster Website:
DotNET CF 3.5:
SQL Server CE 3.5 Easy install:
ATTENTION! Please install v0.9.1.1 first, if you are upgrading from any version lower than v0.9.1.1!(If you want to keep your fueldata...)
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Last edited by scilor; 17th April 2011 at 11:26 PM. Reason: v0.9.1.4
7th May 2009, 11:59 PM   |  #2  
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A very usefull one! My 92' Nissan Terrano got a broken fuel sensor, this piece of software is a lifesaver!
8th May 2009, 12:24 AM   |  #3  
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Looks like a nifty little app. I will try this right away.

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Thx so much.

Useful program.
8th May 2009, 05:36 AM   |  #5  
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nice I don't have to worry about running low on gas!
8th May 2009, 11:07 AM   |  #6  
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Thank you for your posts
It is nice to know that's useful

I am open for some design ideas Iam a programmer not a designer.
I think I found a fix for a landscape problem so I hope it is fixed in the next version.
Also I will improve the scrolling performance, it is so slow on my kaiser
9th May 2009, 09:55 AM   |  #7  
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allowing changing of metrics would be good. Like from pounds to Dollar symbols, switch between km/miles

although it's just a label it does make it nicer
9th May 2009, 10:27 AM   |  #8  
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Very interesting application.
Up to now I used to write down all those informations on a sheet of paper in order to tranfer it to a spreadsheet.

Last edited by SaBo; 10th May 2009 at 11:06 AM.
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I managed increasing the fps of the scroller, now it is fluid on my kaiser
Landscape problems are mainly gone.

I think first I will just create a config file, where you can change the texts

Would a CSV Export or something similar be useful?
9th May 2009, 02:58 PM   |  #10  
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This doesn't work on my particular 6.5 Rom that I am using. Anyone else with 6.5 concur?

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