Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Cyborg Systems Enhanced UI (was: DevKit v3.10 released)
Cyborg Systems Enhanced UI (was: DevKit v3.10 released)
From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
It basically adds a whole host of new features to the GUI
1. Have a play with windows programming
...from there I just got carried away adding _loads_ of cute features,
The patch is now old - and I really don't know how well it will fare with
The rest of this email is just a copy of the readme from the patch file.
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If yu use the numeric keypad, then it pretty much as it looks except the
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The alternate keys are:
Cursors for Up/Down/Left/Right
UI SIMULATOR CONTROLS
Touch top corner(s) of window with mouse for .8 aspect ratio large
Drag right or bottom with mouse for square pixel zoom
Double Click the main window to Toggle between "Always-on-top"
Click anywhere and Drag to move the window.
---- ESC Exit simulator ('cos Alt-F4 is awkward) PgUp Square pixel, zoom larger PgDn Square pixel, zoom smaller Home .8 aspect ratio large End .8 aspect ratio small B, F4 Set Screen Colour, Backlight ON D, Sh+F4 Set Screen Colour, Backlight OFF F12, U Simulate USB Insertion/Removal # Display Checkerboard Test Pattern (press & hold) F5, 5, P Print Screen, size = as displayed ** F6, 6 Print Screen, size = zoom:100% F7, 7 Print Screen, size = .8 aspect small F8 Toggle between "Always-on-top" and "Task Button" modes ** 'uneven zoom' levels will show at the next 'sqaure zoom' down. NEW FEATURES ============ STICKY OPTIONS -------------- All the GUI options such as zoom factor, window position, screen colours, custom palette, window type, etc. are all saved one exit to uisw32.cfg :) WINDOW LOCKING -------------- When you start the new simulator, the default mode it "Always-on-top" ...which means the (now smaller & scaleable) simulator window is always visible. You may optionally choose to have a more classic "start bar icon" instead, this window is NOT locked to the top of the descktop, but is always available from the start bar. Double Click anywhere in the window or "F8" will toggle between the two modes. DRAG FROM ANYWHERE ------------------ There is now a Full Window drag feature. This means that you can drag the window from any point, very useful if the title bar is not visible. CLOCK TICK ---------- Clock tick now works ...So timers now time the right period :) Please note though, that although the timer updates at the right speed it does not tick at the right period (windows limitation) This limitation can be over-come by creating a real-time thread, but it seemed harsh to cripple windows just to get the right period in the Rockbox UI sim. ROCKBOX LCD FEATURE SUPPORT --------------------------- All features are fully supported in any screen dumps that are created. Backlight Colours for light on/off are set by F4 (ON) and Shift-F4 (OFF) And also the keys [B]right and [D]im Contrast As LCD will always blacken the screen the contrast calculations are all automatic, based on the screen colour Invert Supported Flip Supported SCREEN COLOURS -------------- There are two screen colours. "Backlight On" and "BackLight Off" To change the ON colour, press "F4" or "B" (for "B"right) and select from the colour palette shown. To change the OFF colour, press "Shift+F4" or "D" (for "D"im) and select from the colour palette shown. There are a selection of pre-programmed colours; and you may add any custom colours you desire. DO NOT use the right-most column for custom colours, as these two entries ALWAYS reflect the current active colours (for reference). The first column of custom colours is unused (for you :)) The second column are the official Rockbox Screenshot colours. The rest are the bored creations of me and diddystar. The top row are suggested ON colours, the bottom row are suggest OFF colours. SCREEN DUMPS ------------ I have disabled the "Numpad-0" key for printing as I personally found it really annoying, but the line is in the code if you want it back ...Just edit uisimulator/win32/uisw32.c and uncomment the line with "VK_NUMPAD0" on it :) "P", "5" and "F5" will all print the current screen as visible "6" and "F6" will print the current screen at "zoom factor 100%, Square Pixels" "7" and "F7" will print the current screen at ".8 aspect ratio, small" The output file is an uncompressed BMP with a palette of between 2 and 255 colours depending on whether the image is grey-scale** or mono. ** grey-scale not supported -> YET <- USB SIMULATION -------------- Press "F12" or "U" to simulate the Insertion/Removal of the USB cable. TEST PATTERN ------------ Not sure how much use this is, but I needed it for the rewrite, and I just left it in ...it simply shows a checkerboard pattern on the LCD so you can see easily if the screen is properly square. PROGRAMMERS NOTES ================= The update includes the following ten files: 1. DEVKIT\CS_RBGUI.htm 2. DEVKIT\lib\w32api\libcomdlg32.a 3. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\apps\screens.c 4. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\common\stubs.c 5. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\win32\Makefile 6. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\win32\button.c 7. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\win32\uisw32.h 8. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\win32\uisw32.c 9. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\win32\lcd-win32.h 10. DEVKIT\home\guest\rockbox-devel\uisimulator\win32\lcd-win32.c 01: .../CS_UIsim.htm = This file (which you are currently reading) 02: .../libcomdlg32.a = The Cygwin Windows-Common-Dialogue API, required for colour selection. o Coders with Full Cygwin installs will already have this file. o Rockbox Coders using the Cyborg Systems DevKit prior to version 3.03 will need to add this file to their installation. 03: .../screens.c = Includes the update to the USB screen display routine, such that it will work in the new GUI o The only modified procedure is: usb_screen() 04: .../stubs.c = Adds support for the LCD Flip and Contrast features. o Because this file is shared by the Win32 & X11 simulators, coders wishing to add all these features to the X11 simulator would be wise to take a look at this change. o Two procedures had to be modified: button_set_flip() & lcd_set_contrast() o These modifications are wrapped up in a "#ifdef WIN_32" so the changes will allow the X11 to continue compiling without these features. 05: .../Makefile = Updated to link in the Cygwin Windows-Common-Dialogue API o This trivial edit adds "-lcomdlg32" to the "LDFLAGS" [line 61] 06: .../button.c = Adds code to invert the keypad when the LCD screen is Flipped. o I have also removed the print-screen function, as this is now superceeded by the advanced printing routines in the new UI Simulator Code. 07: .../uisw32.h 08: .../uisw32.c = The Windows(tm) portion of the new UI code. o These files are a virtual complete rewrite o You will find the config _default values_ such as Zoom and Screen Colour in uisw32.h in the section labelled "THIS IS THE STUFF YOU CAN PLAY WITH" o Defaults such as Contrast and Flip are controlled by Rockbox. 09: .../lcd-win32.h 10: .../lcd-win32.c = The Rockbox LCD portion of the new UI code. o These files are a virtual complete rewrite o Aside of many things, the new Print-Screen code lives in here. It already has the basis for Grey-Scale support. You should not need to edit anything else [EOF] _______________________________________________ http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockboxReceived on Wed Mar 9 17:56:45 2005
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