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An Advent Calendar for Christmas (Stays on top of all windows)

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An advent Calendar (Stays on top of all windows)

The program displays an image behind a 7x5 grid. Each day a new portion of the image is made visible.

Days for the first and last week that do no belong to the current month are NOT displayed

This means that for december 2008 the last 4 days of the last week are not displayed.

You can specifiy (via an ini file).

The image to be displayed

The Size and position of the image

The image is scaled to fit and then centred vertically & horizontally in the

viewport defined by the width and height

There is also the ability to hide the image if it gets in the way, left clicking on an image hides it for you

A Taskbar menu allows you to

Toggle the Viewstate

Edit & save the settings

Exit the application

The embedded files (advent.ini & advent.jpg) are only exctracted if they do not already exist.

This means that you can fiddle with the image as well as the settings as much as you want.

REMEMBER to edit the paths for the image & ini file FileInstall

look for ** edit here ** and change as needed

To email your nice new EXE without problems use the passthru program

available from the link in my signature. or from Here

the attached zip contains the au3 source code, a sample ini file as well as the icon

Advent.zip

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What's the fun without the little chocolate behind each flap? lol, just joshin. I want to see some Thanksgiving programs before all these Christmas idea's. I didn't try it but sounds like a novel idea. Maybe a 12 month agenda book in the works? At log-on or first activity of the day the calender pop's up with reminders for the following 7 days, and such? Just thoughts.


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It doesn't do anything but put a tray menu with two choices for toggle view and settings, neither of which make anything happen. What is it supposed to do?

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What is it supposed to do?

Put simply what it does is

1. Display the image it finds in the ini file (you will has to supply your own)

2. it overlays the image with the days of the month (like a calendar)

3. It hides those portions of the image that fall into next month or last month

4. It hides those portions of the image that have dates greater than today

this means that the image is slowly revealed as the month goes by sort of like the calendars where you get a piece of chocolate for each day in december!

you did however point out a bug in the edit settings code (Thats what happens when you hack something together out of something else)

You may want to increase the size of the image display in the ini file if it is on a childs PC

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Ahhh, I see now.. Ok, pretty cool! Thanks for sharing and the education.. LOL

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