Sliding Panel Plugin - Task App

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Unknownman

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Hello,

This is a program that uses polling to check if tasks have been changed and then posts the changes to the homescreen. Written in managed C# code. We will start the most recent version as v0.0.1 because i have done several changes since the beginning of the project and none of them were documented we will consider this as the base version and will build from there.

---(VERSION 0.0.1.5)---
fixed problem from 0.0.1.4 were it would try to delete a registry key subtree that would not be there because it was the first time running the program.



---(REQUIREMENTS)---
Windows Mobile 6.1 Enabled Smartphone

---(INSTALLATION)---
The One Step Installation
(since im new and don't know how to create a .cab its just an executable)

-unzip the .exe into a directory and execute.(Technically this could be 2 steps but im going to consolidate them into one because they are quite simple.)

---(CURRENTLY KNOWN PROBLEMS)---
Known problems that I am trying to work on.

-There have been accounts of the homescreen locking up with users using NRG Mini Weather.(Not sure if there could be a solution to this so if you have this program there may be possible problems. If you don't experience problems please leave comments.)

-When the selected task is selected and the middle button is pressed it takes the user to the tasks screen and not to the selected task.(Currently it is just executing the tasks.exe programn, but im still working on a way to change this).

---(View Source)---
https://OpenSVN.csie.org/viewcvs.cgi/?root=ChomePlugin

---(Source Code)---
Upon request

---(IMAGES)---
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(and yes that plump bust is mine)
 

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Billyvnilly

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Hey unknown man

about my previous post. I've got one real task, but there are three pages. one real task, and two that say 'create new task' this is on 0.0.0.9

I'll update and see what happens.
 

Billyvnilly

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on Ricky's 1.6 remake of NRG's rom, the 1.5 really freezes everything. I put it on my phone, rebooted, opened file explorer, 1. the icon/Chomeplugin flickers like crazy, 2. the loading pie never disappears 3. when i click home, i can go back to the home screen, and the panel works great, my bug with the # of tasks shown is resolved. When I click edit task, it goes to tasks, 4. but as soon as i do anything (clicking on the tasks themselves, clicking menu button) Tasks freezes. 4. Celetask, file explorer, and Tasks are all frozen.

I'm gonna say that this app or vice versa the ROM are not ready for each other. What Rom you running unknownman? I may go back to Ricky Rom v24, I'm just unhappy with how many problems are in my current one.

[edit] a second reboot yields better results, it doesnt freeze anymore.
 
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Unknownman

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on Ricky's 1.6 remake of NRG's rom, the 1.5 really freezes everything. I put it on my phone, rebooted, opened file explorer, 1. the icon/Chomeplugin flickers like crazy, 2. the loading pie never disappears 3. when i click home, i can go back to the home screen, and the panel works great, my bug with the # of tasks shown is resolved. When I click edit task, it goes to tasks, 4. but as soon as i do anything (clicking on the tasks themselves, clicking menu button) Tasks freezes. 4. Celetask, file explorer, and Tasks are all frozen.

I'm gonna say that this app or vice versa the ROM are not ready for each other. What Rom you running unknownman? I may go back to Ricky Rom v24, I'm just unhappy with how many problems are in my current one.

[edit] a second reboot yields better results, it doesnt freeze anymore.


the rom im using is the one that was stock with my Pantech Duo. So im not using any cooked roms.
 

dcoaster

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Dec 1, 2008
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Unknownman, thanks so much for your hard work on this application! I will be installing this tomorrow hopefully and I will hopefully find some bugs for you to squash. :)

Also, very noobish question, but when you come out with a new version, do you just run the exe again, or have to uninstall the previous?
 
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Unknownman

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Unknownman, thanks so much for your hard work on this application! I will be installing this tomorrow hopefully and I will hopefully find some bugs for you to squash. :)

Also, very noobish question, but when you come out with a new version, do you just run the exe again, or have to uninstall the previous?

As it currently stands when you need to get a new version either reboot your phone or shut down the app by creating a task with the subject line of "shutdown" without the quotes. Ill add that to the instructions when i release a new version.
 

dcoaster

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Dec 1, 2008
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Things are going great on 0.0.1.5 (?). Quick question though; I use Agenda One to handle tasks and such. Is there a way to allow the tasks panels to link to Agenda One's task creator/manager instead of the default WM task creator/manager?

Another quick question: Does anyone know how to set WM to look beyond "tomorrow" for appointments? It would be nice if we can set how many days in advance to see the upcoming appointments. I used Facade previously, but it doesn't work with the Sliding Panels. Any ideas?
 
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dcoaster

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Just a quick note. I have created tasks but once they have been completed, they do not disappear from the panels. Is this still a problem?
 

Unknownman

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Ummm... i dont believe this was ever a problem. If you could please check to see if the ChomePlugin.exe is still running in the processes on your task manager in you phone. Could you also please explain if you are using a third party app for task support or if you have any other 3rd party apps running like NRG. Thanks.
 

dcoaster

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Dec 1, 2008
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Ahh, yes, that was the problem. The Chome plugin wasn't running. However, when I go to launch ChomePlugin.exe through Resco Explorer, the wheel just spins and doesn't go away. The program still launches because it is working, but I'm not sure if this is supposed to stay like that or not. I don't have NRG loaded. I do use Agenda One for calendar/contacts/tasks, etc.

Another quick thing. When I go into Chome Configurator, it get an invalid operation exception message. Any ideas? Thanks!
 

dcoaster

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Dec 1, 2008
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Justa quick note. I am getting an error coming up saying "ChomePlugin.exe experienced an error. Plase restart the program." The details are "IndexOutOfRangeException at CHomePlugin.TempTask.CreateTempTask(Page p) at CHomePlugin.Program.run()" Trying to restart it gets the same message.
 

Unknownman

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I will take a look at that... first of all could you tell me the tasks that you currently have shown on your task panel plugin because thats where the error is. And did you use ChomeConfigurator to edit any of the listed panels?
 

dcoaster

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Dec 1, 2008
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Here is what I had in the tasks section: One that ended today. One that had been completed a week ago. And one that is due 3 days from today. Clearing the one that ended today and the one completed a week ago allowed the program to run now. No program error anymore.

I used Chome Configurator to change the order of the panels but no new ones or changes to the details.
 

karelj

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Aug 14, 2008
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I tried this before when you introduced it in the Excalibur forum. Just tried it again to see how the update works, but it blanks out my homescreen. Wasnt there a companion app that refreshed the home screen?
 

Unknownman

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I am currently going to hault updates on this application untill the new year because im going to learn mobile application development in C++. Shouldn't take me south of a month or two. Then i will be able to update the homescreen like NRG does without refreshing the whole homescreen. Ill keep everyone posted on any updates.

Thanks again for the support.(Even though I didn't collect my money from the people who said they would give $10...j/k)
 

dcoaster

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Dec 1, 2008
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It'd be great if we could work on this some more once you have some more time. Don't feel rushed, please... We know you are doing this on your own time.