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NEW: CommonDialog Plugin 1.1: All file handeling you need

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:31 pm
by ShadowHunter
Hi all,

I'm proud to announce my latest plugin: CommonDialog 1.1

It provides all you need and tons more for file handeling in AdventureMaker... though this is a very specific plugin I'm sure it will prove itself useful in several projects (tutorials, exames, games with specific features,...)

- Open dialog
- Save dialog
- Color picker
- Renaming files
- Coping files
- Deleting files
- Check if a file exists
- Silent mode
- Customable caption
- File error trapping

The demo shows how to use these features and includes also a full tutorial in the source code. The demo uses besides the CommonDialog plugin also KeyGuard for a stylisch interactive interface.

Click here to download the demo (2.00 Mb) or download the demo source code here (167 Kb)

Hope you like it :wink:

Kind regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:33 pm
by ShadowHunter
Hi all,

I have fixed some bugs in version 1.0 and uploaded the new plugin version 1.1 :D

The original links are updated.

Kind regards,

ShAdOwHuNtER

PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:37 pm
by mercedes
Hey Shadow..:D

I have read your website on what this is..but i'm still a bit confused as to why I would use this in a game..:oops: From what i understand, its so the user has access to his/her desktop or other folders in runtime.. "during" a game..? I'm just not sure I understand when i would use this ..I've always been curious about it though.. You give some great examples on it on your website, but like a dummy.. i still don't get it..! Naturally i should have sent this in a pm.. I think its' the name that gets me..I assume it's for dialogue-- The actual definition of dialogue is what is sort of messing me up I think :oops:..Ok well if u could perhaps tell me in a different way what I would do with this..I would soo appreciate that..!~

Please excuse my bumping a post..I wrote it here in case someone else doesnt understand as well..:D--Here's hoping..!~

- Open dialog
- Save dialog
- Color picker --------not sure what this is..for messages fonts?
- Renaming files
- Coping files
- Deleting files
- Check if a file exists
- Silent mode--------------------nor this...
- Customable caption
- File error trapping ---------------------or this one..

I know what the other's mean..just not sure what or when i would use them..or why..Is this plugin not really for a game..? Would you compare this to say another plugin similar..

Sorry for all of the questions..:oops:

~Adieux!~

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:57 am
by Lyberodoggy
This plugin is mainly for applications, OR for creating systems such as screenshot savers, custom saving etc.
Dialogs are the boxes that come up whenever you need to Save a file As in any windows app.
color picker is a dialog that returns the RGB value of the selected with the teardropper color.
File error trapping refers to error handling, a whole chapter of programming that VBScripters are usually not aware of. You can write some code to execute in case an I/O error happens while reading a file (file systems are a great pain, since you have to read bytes untill the EOF (end of file) is reached.


Unless you need this plugin for some project, don't experiment with it, as you will find out that your programming skills are not enough in this section. (I have been trying to write a file-handling app in java and am still facing problems)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:21 pm
by mercedes
Ah..Ok Thanks so much Lyberodoggy..:) Dialogue-[Boxes], Yes of course I know what those are..same as the color picker..lol..Now it's clear..Also, the bottom of the page on the website is now in view for me..I could only read up to a certain line earlier..I thought it ended there.. Now I have alot more information on it..:D

Thanks Again..!~

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:00 pm
by ShadowHunter
Thanks Lyberodoggy :D

The idea is indeed for apps. like quiz with report output or similar.

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:54 am
by insaneproject
CommonDialog plugin works with win xp? I downloaded your demo but can not find where this plugin?

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:44 pm
by ShadowHunter
Hi,

In the zip go to here: Plugins\CommonDialogAM\

There you see the PL1 and OCX

If you cannot find it you virusscanner might have removed it... because it is an OCX file.

Yes, it sure works with XP.

With best regards,

ShAdOwHuNtEr