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[APP] NoStylusWarning (some warning when stylus is probably lost) - 2nd release

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kzd76

Member
Dec 8, 2008
16
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Budapest
Hi All,

Unfortunately I lost the original 2 stylus. Don't ask me how, but they were disappeared somehow. So based on an idea from someone on a Hungarian Touch HD forum I wrote a small and very simple application called NoStylusWarning. It is simply monitoring the stylus state and if you set up some warning then it can put a notification onto the task bar and vibrate when e.g. the device is moving.

Improvements:
- language file support (xml)
- sound notification
- autostart
- partial solution for full hiding (background processing)
- vibration on stylus state change
- last settings are saved to the registry, application will load them on startup
- cab for easier installation
- some minor redesign

Features:
- notification icon and balloon for switched on device
- vibration for suspended device
- monitoring g-sensor to detect moving
- monitoring light sensor to detect stylus loosing in pocket/pouch
- running in unattended mode to detect events in suspended mode
- smart minimize (X using your default setting, to minimize, use the menu)

Installation / requirements:
- .Net 3.5 is required as well as an HTC device with g, light and stylus sensor
- Install the CAB file. For language support find the EN_Language.xml in \Program Files\NoStylusWarning directory rename it to language.xml and edit it to your language or rename an existing xml file to language.xml (only Hungarian is available at the moment)

Known bug(s):
- light sensor changes are not detected in suspend mode.
- registry values are not deleted when uninstalling (it can be a feature also :))
- full hide mode is available only when taskbar notification is selected, there's no return point to the application when it is hidden except the button in the notification bubble. :-(

Comments and requests are welcome. Thanks!



Sponsors:
the0ne - 10 USD

Thanks!
 

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Ddriver

Senior Member
Mar 28, 2005
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Cool, function like a charm. :)

One jdea, if its possible to make a lang.ini, than I can make you also translate to GER. ;-)

I know a few people that like this app to much after.

Good work!
 
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Ddriver

Senior Member
Mar 28, 2005
400
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The app is in the background on.
Is it possible to make, that is the app only in the Autostart active.
Look the pic.

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Ddriver

Senior Member
Mar 28, 2005
400
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Jes.

hi is in the autostart and also like on my pic.

If I make minimize then is it so.
If I close, then is the app not active.
 

gadgetuk437

Senior Member
Dec 29, 2006
313
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Devon/Cornwall border, UK
Neato little app!.. but no sound alarm??
I have set MemoryMagic to play an alarm sound when the stylus comes out... works for me.

hi is in the autostart and also like on my pic.

If I make minimize then is it so.
If I close, then is the app not active.

If you want to hide it from showing in the task manager (like in your pic), do this...

Settings > System tab > Task Manager ... When you see NoStylusWarning running click and HOLD on it, choose option 'Add Exclusive'
 
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lucarp78

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Aug 21, 2007
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Great function would be to use gps data to check where the stylus has been lost just in case you didn't notice the notification.

And if you lose the stylus in your bag, and the program stores with gps data the place where it starts notification, but you are going around with your bag or leave it at home or in office?? Where is your stylus?? where indicated from gps data or in the bag but you don't know??

:eek::rolleyes: