StackNotes

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Re: StackNotes

#46 Post by lintalist » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:12 am

Some suggestions:
  • pad 1-9 with a zero e.g 01. 02. so the numbers + text lines up (visually attractive) - you could make this a user config option
  • why not let the user set the colors for the theme? (or create XML/INI config files for themes so people can add/edit/share them)
  • accelerator hotkeys for the first 10 stacks e.g. ctrl-3 opens stacknote 3 ctrl-0 stacknote 10
Edit:
  • If possible: Allow unicode text to be entered, currently such text is transformed into ??????. Example Soyuz (Russian: Сою́з) -> Soyuz (Russian: ?????)

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Re: StackNotes

#47 Post by h3kt0r » Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:12 am

@ lintalist : - I can increase the Most Recently Used files list to 9 slots if this is what you want. With accelerators. I'll work on it.
- I could add a color theme builder to the program in a future release.
- I don't know if i can include unicode support to the program. I'll check it out.

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Re: StackNotes 1.0.3.7

#48 Post by smaragdus » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:09 am

StackNotes at version 1.0.3.7, changes:
--(updated Monday 12th June, 2017)--
version 1.0.3.7
- what's new : Fixed a bug where the size of the "Magnifyer" window wasn't
saved in INI file and added resising limits and close on right-click.
Improved the "save on exit" feature : now when you're on a new page in a
padfile, adding some text then minimising the program to the tray and quitting
it by a right-click on its icon, the program will save your changes. Improved
the "Pad Infos" dialog box with a ListView and a progress bar showing compres-
sion ratio.
For me Unicode support is essential.

I do not like the behaviour of "Maximize" button, even when "Stick to desktop borders" option is disabled clicking "Maximize" button sends StackNotes to top left corner of the screen. I think it would be better if "Maximize" button had a standard behaviour maximizing the StackNotes window. I do not think that limiting the size of the program window is a good thing.

I also think there should be an option to export a selected note to a text file- right-click on a note- "Export selected note" and the user chooses a destination path for the note to be exported.

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Re: StackNotes

#49 Post by lintalist » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:00 pm

h3kt0r wrote:@ lintalist : - I can increase the Most Recently Used files list to 9 slots if this is what you want. With accelerators. I'll work on it.
I probably got the terminology wrong. I meant the list of notes you see in the list 1...20 etc so press ctrl-1 opens note 1 so you can edit it. Also you can't scroll the list of notes with the keyboard using up/down arrows? Pressing enter on an already highlighted/active note could open it for editing. The more I can do with the keyboard the easier I find it to use. :)

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Re: StackNotes

#50 Post by lintalist » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:02 pm

Some more suggestions:

User configurable options/preferences:
  • Edit: A̶u̶t̶o̶m̶a̶t̶i̶c̶a̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶o̶p̶e̶n̶ ̶m̶o̶s̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶c̶k̶n̶o̶t̶e̶ ̶f̶i̶l̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶r̶t̶u̶p̶ :arrow: already possible, missed that option :oops:
  • Minimize goes to tray (the _ top right of the window)
  • Close goes to tray (the X top right of the window)
Command line:
  • "StackNotes.exe pathto\stacknote1.stz" would start the program and open stacknote1.stz
Last edited by lintalist on Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:37 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: StackNotes 1.0.3.8

#51 Post by smaragdus » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:46 pm

StackNotes at version 1.0.3.8, changes:
--(updated Thursday 15th June, 2017)--
version 1.0.3.8
- what's new : Upon user request, added a "Theme Builder" to the program.
Now you can define your own color scheme to customize the GUI.
Fixed some bugs.
StackNotes - theme builder

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Re: StackNotes 1.0.3.8

#52 Post by lintalist » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:38 am

smaragdus wrote:StackNotes - theme builder
Image
Very nice, works for me :D

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Re: StackNotes

#53 Post by h3kt0r » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:33 pm

Close goes to tray (the X top right of the window)


Command line:

"StackNotes.exe pathto\stacknote1.stz" would start the program and open stacknote1.stz
You can activate the option "Close to systray" in the "Options" dialog.

As for the command line, open a prompt in the program folder (or add it to your "Path" statement)
and type in (with the quotes) :
Stacknotes.exe "Drive:\Full path to your padfile\padfilename.stz"

and it wikll open it.

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Re: StackNotes

#54 Post by JohnW » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:45 am

Thought I'd look at v 1.0.3.9
Got the message...
This file may contain malware and the automatic download has been disabled.
Unusual for SourceForge.
What's that about?!

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Re: StackNotes

#55 Post by lintalist » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:17 am

@JohnW: No doubt due to the AEScmd.exe which is included in the download.
It is automatically removed each time I downloaded by my AV as "A suspicious file / potential malware has been removed"
Perhaps offer AEScmd.exe as a separate download would be an option.

@h3kt0r thanks for the updates, in my quick test:
✔Closing to Systray settings works.
✔Command line operation seems to work as well.

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Re: StackNotes

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Re: StackNotes

#57 Post by h3kt0r » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:30 am

Perhaps offer AEScmd.exe as a separate download would be an option.
Yes, i think i'll do that starting from the next release. There's a button in the encryption
dialog that you can click to get the "AESCrypt" package. But you'll have to rename the
binary to "AEScmd.exe" for it to work with StackNotes...

/* EDIT */
It's done; i removed "AESCrypt" from the package.
/* EDIT */

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Re: StackNotes 1.0.4.2

#58 Post by smaragdus » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:54 pm

StackNotes at version 1.0.4.2. The developer says the latest version is 1.0.4.2a but it is nowhere to be found.

Latest changes from History.txt:
--(updated Monday 26th June, 2017)--
version 1.0.3.9
- what's new : Added the possibility to define a global hotkey for the program.
Cleaned up the code to be more easy to read and understand. Polished the GUI a
little bit. Redefined the menus accelerators to be more intuitive and easy to
use.
--(updated Sunday 02nd July, 2017)--
version 1.0.4.0
- what's new : Added ownerdraw menu using GDI. Removed all the code related to
enabling/disabling controls and menus. I believe people are smart enough to
correctly use a program. So, whenever you're on the TOC display, obviously,
edition commands won't do anything and "vice-versa".
Optimised the code, somehow...
--(updated Wednesday 05th July, 2017)--
version 1.0.4.1
- what's new : Added Cleanup routine on program exit.
Added relative path support. (making the program TRULY portable)
Improved error handling for compression/decompression routines.
Fixed MRU files popup menu.
Fixed Move entry in TOC.
Fixed program's icon not properly displayed in taskbar.
--(updated Saturday 15th July, 2017)--
version 1.0.4.2
- what's new : Added hot-tracking to the toolbar.
Added arrow keys navigation for tab controls.
Added closing dialogs with escape key where relevant.
Added project, resource files and resources to allow anyone to compile
the program.
A few minor improvements...
Changes in the ghost 1.0.4.2a release from download page:
--(updated Saturday 15th July, 2017)--
version 1.0.4.2a
- what's new : Small fix with Options dialog being displayed non-modal. Reverted to modal state...
Note that from version 1.0.4.0a onwards AEScmd.exe is not included in the package so using AESCrypt plugin will trigger an error message if you don't copy AEScmd.exe from previous versions.
version 1.0.4.1
Added relative path support. (making the program TRULY portable)
This is great and it really works.

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