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  1. Below you will find both a new Marquee UDF (many W3C/HTML5 features and more) as well as a user-friendly program that both serves as an example script, as well as it will create the code for any particular marquee for you! Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BACKGROUND on <marquee> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <marquee> has been classed as "non-standard" and "non-conforming" as an HTML element (http://www.w3.org/wiki/HTML/Elements/marquee) There is no promise that it will continue to be supported in the future, though it is obvious that many people have a need for this feature and it has remained in the major browsers for years..... <marquee> was originally built into Internet Explorer only, now supported in other browsers, though some original features do not work in IE either - it is clearly trying to be phased out, though a 'replacement' of sorts is coming around, using HTML5 components, so I think it will never totally go away. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For a project I'm working on, I need a way to create a LOT of different marquees. I thought it simpler to have a program create the code needed, and built the attached 'user interface' program using various references to the feature. THE USER PROGRAM IS BACKWARD COMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTING UDF FROM Melba23 I also needed some features that are not part of the UDF from Melba23 that are direct references to current (HTML5) recommendations from http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/, so I modified the current UDF to create the additional functions, which make the UDF more HTML5 compliant (some of the features I built in have no HTML5 component, existing functions were updated only where needed for the first release - perhaps someday the rest can be done, though no immediate plans) ******************************************************************************************************************************* KNOWN ISSUES and/or LIMITATIONS within the user program - Tip text NOT IMPLEMENTED (from _GUICtrlMarquee_SetDisplay $sTipTxt) - I had no use for it in my project, though it is not difficult to add if you need to - border styles do not correspond to w3.org settings (not the program's fault...) This article (http://webdesign.about.com/od/beginningcss/a/aa091207.htm) states that IE does not support 'groove', 'ridge', 'inset' or 'outset' styles, yet does support 'dotted', 'dashed' and 'double'. Testing has proven this is true for IE (11), however, in testing AutoIt (with the Marquee UDF), which I thought uses IE (?), it appears that just the OPPOSITE of this is true. Another item for further testing/study......... - 'Align' feature not working 100% on all fonts (not the program's fault! the initial version of <marquee> (designed for IE and copied to other browsers later) contained an element called 'align', which has long been obsolete in favor of css 'vertical-align', however, it is not a direct replacement and does not work inside <marquee>. Several alternatives were tried (including 'line-height' and even 'vspace', which may also soon be phased out) and nothing works 'perfectly' (search the web on font sizing and spacing - you will see this is extremely difficult). This program works around these challenges in a 'best effort' way, using calculations and 'top-margin' (or vspace) spacing. 'Recommended' fonts (http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/appendix/fonts.htm) will be set to 'center' or 'bottom' (within a pixel or 2), while other fonts may be off by several pixels (something in the font is different..). If you need the other fonts, a bit of testing would give some offset numbers that could result in better display. (this is NOT on my list to do, though maybe someone would want to take that on???) - You can create 'unreadable', 'unusable' and even 'UGLY' marquees (not the program's fault, either!) While a bit of effort was put into limiting things, there is no cross-checking to make sure your marquee will look 'nice'. All parameters within the marquee feature have been tested to their max/min limits (and pushed well past the documented limits for speed and delay - you can make a F A S T or S L O W marquee well outside the published specs!) and set accordingly. Any/all color scheme, font size, etc. can be used (no matter how horrible the outcome...) so have fun and create what you like! ******************************************************************************************************************************* Additional recommendations from w3.org built into Marquee_W3C.au3 UDF 1. Border thickness (width) refered as "thin", "medium" and "thick" or <length> (any number - to infinity) (http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/box.html#border-properties) (http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/prop_style_borderwidth.asp) Marquee_W3C UDF allows any number as an entry, as well as the more 'friendly' named terms 2. Border Style is included in Marquee_W3C UDF (not in the current UDF, therefore, none of the settings in the user program do anything if you use the old UDF, so it is set to $GUI_DISABLE.) 3. use of PIXELS and EM for formatting text instead of POINTS http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/fonts.html#font-size-props use <length> paramaters http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS2/syndata.html#value-def-length with named length units (em, ex, cm, in, px, etc.) POINTS are used in typsetting, while PIXELS, and EM are more correct methods of sizing fonts on modern monitors (one good article on this topic can be found at http://webdesign.about.com/cs/typemeasurements/a/aa042803a.htm ) NOTE: The user program is backward compatible with the UDF from Melba23 that uses POINTS and auto-sets the parameter with the chosen UDF. Marquee_W3C.au3 MarqueeMaker.au3
  2. AutoIt SysInfo Clock is a small tool in widget style to show the clock, current CPU usage, CPU speed, memory usage and network activity (tcp, ip and udp). Additionally you can use it as an alarm clock. To stop alarm clock tone press the left LED (mail) or wait 60 seconds. The current CPU usage code is beta and might be not working for some CPUs! Main window: Move mouse to area below seconds and press rmb to select different color scheme. Alarm Clock window: Tray menu: Credits: see scroller (select About). Special thanks to trancexx for helping me to read out current CPU speed using the WinAPI stuff, AndyG for troubleshooting performance counter issue, czardas for composing "Für Elise" and Ascend4nt for the support! Download source code + compiled version: Click Me (previous downloads: 1386) (Please don't use any download manager!) Compiled version only: MediaFire.com or 4Shared.com Coded on Win7 x64 using Aero / Win8.1 x64 and AutoIt v3.3.12.0. Br, UEZ This project is discontinued! Change log: v0.9.5.0 build 2013-06-14: initial release v0.9.6.0 build 2013-06-15: added _WinAPI_CreateRoundRectRgn() to fix transparency issue on non Aero desktops, small internal modifications and added check for whether performance counters are enabled v0.9.6.5 build 2013-06-15: fixed a bug when "Reset Windows Position" was selected twice and color of scroller will fit to clock color schema v0.9.8.0 build 2013-06-20: added little music to About part -> many thanks to czardas for mus++ and arranging "Für Elise", added date to clock, replaced CPU usage code -> thanks Ascend4nt v0.9.9.0 build 2013-06-21: added 2 more color schemas (mint and purple), added network traffic LED, compiled exe now included in archive v0.9.9.0 build 2013-06-22: forgot to increase a variable in ini section v0.9.9.0 build 2013-06-24: found also missing modification in context menue after adding two more color schemas v0.9.9.0 build 2013-06-26: Ops, forgot to change also radio item proper check in clock color schema sub menu v0.9.9.1 build 2013-06-27: added option to select whether SysInfo Clock should start at windows startup v0.9.9.2 build 2013-07-01: added yellow-red mark to the small info indicators and additional info when hovering about the small indicators, small internal changes v0.9.9.5 build 2013-07-05: added features: singleton, update check, visit web site, bring GUI to front and fixed some smaller bugs + some internal changes v0.9.9.6 build 2013-07-11: added alarm clock feature v0.9.9.7 build 2014-06-23: adapted code to run on AutoIt version 3.3.12.0 v0.9.9.7 build 2014-08-27: some internal "cosmetic" changes -> this project is discontinued!
  3. Eukalyptus the GDI+ guru ported the Warp Text to Splines to GDI+ (thread on German forum with examples). I had the idea to mix his example 7 with some GDI+ elements to create an old school Amiga style intro. Here how it looks: It is very CPU intensive and running with acceptable speed only on newer CPUs. Download: Text to Bezier Intro.7z (20 downloads previously) Use latest 7-Zip tool to extract archive properly. Source Code can be seen here: http://pastebin.com/U24ACRAr Credits: see scroller. To start the intro in benchmark mode either change line 23 or compile it and start it with one of following parameter: "/b", "/benchmark" or "/bench". Results will be written to Benchmark.txt in script dir. Here some benchmark results: Br, UEZ Change Log: 2013-05-01: some small modifications 2013-05-06: added benchmark mode
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