Blister Pack-DX
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Blister Pack-DX

Updated Sep 15, 2006 by rabidrobot


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glowdarkly
Comment #1 Friday, September 01, 2006 10:58 PM
This is TOOOO NEAT! If it had a date and clock it would be perfect.
TheGuyPC
Comment #2 Saturday, September 02, 2006 3:39 AM
It looks quite cool to me. I dunno about the "3" rating. I gave ya 5. I think these are quite well done.

PC

seldomseen
Comment #3 Saturday, September 02, 2006 7:44 AM
____ the rating. rr, it's great. thanks.
"insanely stylable " says it all.
BigDogBigFeet
Comment #4 Saturday, September 02, 2006 10:47 AM
Thanks rr. These are great 5 stars from me.
rabidrobot
Comment #5 Saturday, September 02, 2006 4:45 PM
Hey, thanks for the positive comments, y'all. As for ratings, I'll admit a high rating feels good, but I don't let a low(ish) rating get me down. I just figure in my best, personal, objective opinion this is a 4 - 4.5 star widget, and anyone who thinks it should be lower obviously hasn't tried it! lol Anyway, comments are where it's at, so thanks again!

glowdark, a clock and date would be a good addition. The widget is designed to be able to incorporate properly formed dx-object groups as new meters or info displays, and I had planned to add a clock, but couldn't settle on a design. If there is actually enough interest I, or anyone, could make new meters for the DX-Object gallery as "extensions" for the Blister Pack-DX base.
Lantec
Comment #6 Saturday, September 02, 2006 7:11 PM
Excellent, you covered all the important meters. I might be able to give up Sysmetrix now.
Island Dog
Comment #7 Saturday, September 02, 2006 8:14 PM

Great job.

glowdarkly
Comment #8 Sunday, September 03, 2006 11:47 AM
Hopefully someone will try and make a clock etc for this..Id be glad to try but I dont have a clue as to how you do this kind of stuff
seldomseen
Comment #9 Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:43 PM
might be able to give up Sysmetrix


I hear that...my Net In and Net Out haven't worked in Sysmetrix for a couple of years, now. This widget does that and then some.
rabidrobot
Comment #10 Monday, September 04, 2006 1:51 PM
Thanks again to all commenters!

I'll work on putting a matching clock/date "meter" together, but it might take a week or so.
jhargett
Comment #11 Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:15 AM
Very nice! Keep up the great work!


- Jack

c242
Comment #12 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 3:31 AM
Great Widget !
basj
Comment #13 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 4:18 AM
nice..
peterd
Comment #14 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 7:13 PM
excellent, i've been trying to make a hard disk activity widget for a long time, but i can't get it to work well without taking up a huge amound of CPU. Can i ask how you did it?
rabidrobot
Comment #15 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 7:36 PM
peterd, you can not only ask, you can check it out for yourself by importing the widget! The script of interest will be in any of the drive-meter "X_Main_HDDS" objects, for example "Base_Main_HDDS". I think I gained some performance improvement by keeping it all in the script; that is, I don't use the Desktop-X configurable meters plug in at all.

Here is just a rough snippet, to give the gist:
    ' Set up Disk Time monitor
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:root\cimv2")
Set objRefresher = CreateObject("WbemScripting.SWbemRefresher")
Set objRefreshItem = objRefresher.Add(objWMIService, "Win32_PerfFormattedData_PerfDisk_LogicalDisk.Name='" & driveLetter & ":'").Object
objRefresher.Refresh
Object.SetTimer 666, 75

' Refresh Disk Time
Sub Object_OnTimer666
Dim diskTime
objRefresher.Refresh
diskTime = CInt(objRefreshItem.PercentDiskTime)
dxActivityLight.Opacity = GetOpacity(diskTime)
End Sub

Function GetOpacity(intPercent)
If intPercent > 33 Then
GetOpacity = intPercent
ElseIf intPercent > 0 Then
GetOpacity = 33
Else
GetOpacity = 1
End If
End Function



I think I also gained performance by adding a single item and not an ObjectSet enumeration to the refresher, reducing overhead a bit more. If you have any more questions, I'm always willing to talk DX-shop. My email is avail on my WC personal page.
peterd
Comment #16 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 11:57 PM
Excellent. What i was doing was selecting the performance data every time the timer went off. I had no idea about the refresher object. Thank you very muchly
peterd
Comment #17 Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:08 AM
Excellent. What i was doing was selecting the performance data every time the timer went off. I had no idea about the refresher object. Thank you very muchly
c242
Comment #18 Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:42 AM
It would be nice to have the controller hidden by default at startup. Or am I missing something ?
rabidrobot
Comment #19 Thursday, September 07, 2006 12:22 PM
No, you're not missing anything. I figured that if people hid their panel, that it would still be hidden on reload (much as position is preserved). But that doesn't appear to be the case (although I thought it did it for me once), so I'll have to address it specifically. It's on the list! Thanks for input.
glowdarkly
Comment #20 Friday, September 15, 2006 8:20 AM
YES! thank you for time and date

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