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PMenu 1.0.0.6 (a Vista Start Menu style Portable apps menu clone) *Outdated*

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PieterK - July 17, 2007 - 3:31pm
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Moved here:
http://portableapps.com/node/8682

I only recently decided to create a forum account but i have been following Portable apps from very close by. I want to thank John for his great work to keep this site and the apps up to date! I made my own Portable apps menu inspired by John and an other program (ViStart ).
Anyway enough talking! Below you can find a link to my creation. (It is written with Visual Basic 2005 Express edition)

Download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/smfrfz
Screenshot: http://img463.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pmenuyz9.png
Source code: http://www.sendspace.com/file/cq46im
A theme pack: (they can be found separately on the location below)
http://www.sendspace.com/file/s2p351

To Do:

  • Fix 120 DPI bug
  • Allow for the button names and paths to be configurable.
  • Allow for the program used to search to be configurable, as well as the address to which it searches.
  • Option to disable the fade effect when minimizing to tray
  • Always show tray icon and never the taskbar item
  • Allow theming (background, mouseover pictures)
  • ".locale" support or anything alike
  • A manner of getting rid of the programs/documents location path and instead only showing the filename and icon in the list
  • Change the PMenu icon (I'd be very grateful to anyone that is willing to make me or provide me one)
  • Add eject script
  • Show folder structure instead of only files

Themes

Themes can be downloaded from the ViStart Skin forum
Credit goes to the creators!

How to

  • Download the skin pack of your choice
  • Extract the downloaded pack
  • Place the theme folder in the folder "Themes"
  • Start PMenu
  • Click the little arrow next to the minimise button
  • Select your preferred theme
  • Close and restart PMenu

PMenu 1.0.0.6 changelog:

  • Enhanced Theming making it more easier to switch between themes
  • Fixed 120 DPI bug
  • Added the ability to add up to 6 fully customizable buttons
  • Some minor enhancements

PMenu 1.0.0.5 changelog:

  • PMenu now only displays filenames instead of the absolute path

PMenu 1.0.0.4 changelog:

  • PMenu now also safes it's location before minimising
  • Changed buttons text so it's more like PAM and Vista
  • Added new button (the arrow)
  • Some Visual Improvements

PMenu 1.0.0.3 changelog:

  • Added theming ability. To customize PMenu just replace the files in "resources" and "rollover" with your own icons. (Pre-made themes can be found above)
  • Users can now add their own userimage. Add any 48x48 file named "user.bmp" to the PMenu rootpath and PMenu will display this instead of the local computers userimage. (If you don't add one it will search for the local computers userimage)
  • "My Documents" button will now only display files in the "Documents" folder and will not search in the subdirectories
  • "My Programs" button will search for any *.exe,*.bat,*.cmd,*.com,*.btm in its directory and subdirectories. (This list can be modified on request)

PMenu 1.0.0.2 changelog:

  • Changed PMenu so it now uses PortableApps folder structure (install PMenu in the same directory as "StartPortableApps.exe")
  • PMenu now saves it's last location
  • If PMenu can't detect a userpicture it will now not show a userpicture at all (so also no error image)

PMenu 1.0.0.1 changelog:

  • Added the option to choose what search engine to use
  • Added the option to disable the fade effect when minimizing (increases performance speed on slower systems)
  • It now always shows the tray icon and never the taskbar item

I expect quite some bugs as this is only BETA. (I tested it on Windows XP Pro SP2 english version)
Note that it's only my first real project as i'm really new to programming. (Learning this on my own)

Please post comments and bugs.

PieterK

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Exception

Encountered this error on first start of this app:

Also on WinXP Pro SP2; .NET error;
Unhandled exception has occurred in your application....Conversion from string "5.1.2600.131072" to type 'Double' is not valid.

Could you please redownload

Could you please redownload it again? I made a little change that hopefully should get rid of the problem.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

It will have to

It will have to wait...
Rapidshare says "No more files for you...". I hit the download limit between your software and other posted betas.

Buggy :D

Quite buggy for me, but from what loads, I'm guessing theres a lot of potential. Okay, so, first error!

Screenshot:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/SilentAlias/screens/buggyerro.jpg

The Details held the following:

************** Exception Text **************
System.InvalidCastException: Conversion from string "5.1.2600.131072" to type 'Double' is not valid. ---> System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.Conversions.ParseDouble(String Value, NumberFormatInfo NumberFormat)
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.Conversions.ToDouble(String Value, NumberFormatInfo NumberFormat)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.Conversions.ToDouble(String Value, NumberFormatInfo NumberFormat)
   at Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.Conversions.ToDouble(String Value)
   at PMenu.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
   at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
PMenu
    Assembly Version: 1.4.0.0
    Win32 Version: 1.4.0.0
    CodeBase: file:///E:/PortableApps/PMenu/PMenu.exe
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
    Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f...
----------------------------------------
System
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/Sy...
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5...
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d...
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b7...
----------------------------------------

On loading the app, I immediately recieved that error. Quit exits. However, the X on the error or continue allows for the menu to load. It looks like this for me:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/SilentAlias/screens/buggy1.jpg

[Pardon the blue/pink background. I'm a fan of Spoono.com art.]

Anyway, the error recurrs whenever I mouseover the body of the menu [the white background portion]. Buttons and functions work, including the exit and the the mouseovers. clicking the buttons works fine, as does lock button, which simply minimizes the menu.

Aside from the issues above, I would suggest the following:

  • Allow for the button names and paths to be configurable. For example: I don't have any music, but I do have web projects. I would want to reconfigure both the path and the name of the music button to apply to my needs.
  • Allow the path to programs folder to be configurable, rather than necessarily having to have the menu folder in the same configuration as the official PAM
  • Allow for the program used to search to be configurable, as well as the address to which it searches. That search opened to google in IE. What if I want yahoo? or ebay? or wikipedia, in firefox? or opera? etc.
  • Allow for the fade effect when minimized to be disabled, for slower computers to not have rendering issues.
  • Always show the tray icon, and never show the task bar item. This prevents clutter, and makes your menu more of a menu and less of a program item.

That's all I've got for now. Looking forward to seeing this menu in working order! Smiling

Redownload it again please

As posted right before your comment: i made a little change that normally should get rid of the bug.
As for your other suggestions: i'll try to implement them as soon as all bugs in this version are resolved!

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

yep

sorry haha, I had that open and was typing it as soon as your topic went up, so I missed the update then. anyway:

The exception is gone, and so now the menu works. However, I still see it as

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/SilentAlias/screens/buggy2.jpg

Some more things to fix in the future:

  • fix the top right image when mousing over just the black region
  • display relative paths of programs rather than absolute paths. Or, allow programs to be renamed.

For now i don't have any

For now i don't have any idea how your buttons get misplaced like they do on your screenshot! Shocked
On my PC it looks like this:

http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pmenuje8.png

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Looks for me

like the 120 dpi bug John had in the official PAM.
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indeed

I'm not sure how he fixed it, but yes, certain screen resolutions don't render that correctly. the very same version works fine on my home computer, though I still think you should email John and find out how he got past the bug.

Also, the horizontal scroll bar stays even when I switch to a different button that has no files in its view.

I'll mail John about it. So

I'll mail John about it. So everything works fine now? Let me know of any more bugs!
I'm aware of the fact that the horizontal scrollbar stays. I'll try to find a solution for that problem later on.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

I can put this on Ryan's site if you want, rather than having it

On RapidShare. It is a decent menu.

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Thanks!

That would be awesome! Laughing out loud

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

I'd appreciate it too. I'm

I'd appreciate it too. I'm not a fan of RapidShare.

I added an extra mirror for

I added an extra mirror for those that don't like rapidshare (for some reason).

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

BTW where is the source code?

It is needed if you are gonna advertise this here.

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Added source code

Added source code

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Update

I updated the menu. Check the changelog above for changes. Feel free to post any comment or suggestions.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Rapidshare

Rapidshare is Q$"%?%$%&??%$ and I have reach the download limit. Try http:///www.mediafire.com

Have you tried sendspace?

Have you tried the sendspace link?

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Now yes

But they says the server is at is full capacity. I will retry.

On your request i uploaded

On your request i uploaded it to Mediafire.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Thanks

The menu is ok but the my documents folder is empty and the menu is frozen and not and frozen again. Also, your menu have no .locale file so I can't do a french version. The picture don't appear.

The menu needs a "My

The menu needs a "My Documents" folder to run properly. (I'll change it in future releases)
What do you mean with "the menu is frozen"? You mean it can't be moved around?
I'll try to add the ".locale" feature in a later release.
For the userpicture problem: what windows version do you use?

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

I have windows xp sp2

The menu is frozen= I click on a button and nothing happen.
Also the menu appear in the middle of my screen and not in the left-bottom side of my screen like the portable apps menu.

My windows xp is totally legal...

...

There must be files in the

There must be files in the "My documents" folder for the menu to list them. Have you tried to put any files in that folder?
I'll have a look at the userpicture problem and i'll update the menu as soon as i fixed it.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Yes

But It's frozennnnnnnnnnnnnn.
I will try to modify something (lol)

I retry your menu and...

For the first three seconds all was ok. Even the pictures and the buttons. After that the old problems started.

Pieter, I have been able to

Pieter,

I have been able to download now that you have a second location. Thank you.

It now starts without error and I can see how how the documents works. But, I do have a question:

How does the menu find the applications to display? Pmenu is in x:\PortableApps\pmenu\', similar to PAM being in 'x:\PortableApps\PortableAppsMenu\'. My other executables are each stored in its own subdirectory under 'x:\PortableApps\'. The only executable pmenu currently finds is itself.

PMenu searches for any .exe

PMenu searches for any ".exe" files in the PMenu folder (in your case this is x:\PortableApps\pmenu\) and all it subdirectories. So normally if you place your program folders in the "Pmenu" folder it will find these apps. (I know this is not ideal YET but i'll change this all in future releases)
Do you have any other problems like mentioned above?

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Okay, to make this testing

Okay, to make this testing work, I'll have to relocate copies of selected apps for my testing. I have 17meg available of this drive, so that won't be a short-term problem.

I copied several apps, each

I copied several apps, each in their own directory, under the pmenu directory and started pmenu. Pmenu successfully found all .exe files in any lower directory branch, regardless of how deep. That raises two problems:
1- it missed any non-exe executables like .com, .bat, .cmd, and .btm files. Since I run, among other things, an older release of 4DOS.com as a command line utility, this is already a problem. I am using Pstart under PAM currently for this reason and would rather have one launcher instead of two.
2- it picks up all executables in lower subdirectories. For example, one app I experimented with was UniExtract. In addition to the UniExtract .exe in the primary directory, pmenu also picked up 34 additional .exe's in the UniExtract/bin directory. Perhaps an extreme example, but until you have added the ability to filter out those apps a user does not want to see, I will be staying with the R21B version of PAM to minimize 'executable overload'.

I will continue to test your releases and will attempt to make worthwhile suggestions (if possible!!).

Good luck! and Congratulations on getting this far (well ahead of me!)

Thanks for the testing and

Thanks for the testing and the positive comments! Laughing out loud (This encourages me to continue the project)
I won't have much time to update the menu in the next 3 weeks (i'm going on Holiday) but after that i'll try to implement some new features and enhancements.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Uploaded

Uploaded to http://cubegames.net/downloads/PMenu.7z and http://cubegames.net/downloads/PMenu_Source.7z

You can directly send any new releases to hosting[at]cubegames.net in any format what-so-ever. It will be uploaded as sent (i.e. if you send a .7z file, that will be uploaded).
This applies to anyone who wants hosting or a mirror.
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Thanks!

Thank you very much for the hosting! I updated the first post with your links Laughing out loud

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

A small update

I released a small update to PMenu (check changelog above for change) as i don't have much time to implement any major changes. I uploaded it to a temporary mirror until Mr. Ryan McCue uploads it to his site.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

great version of PAM but it

great version of PAM but it really need alot of updates for the interface.like skinning and relocation of those buttons as they seem to be offset.

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what do you mean with

what do you mean with "offset"? (Provide a screenshot if possible)

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he is seeing the 120 dpi

he is seeing the 120 dpi issue that I am on my work computer, I'm guessing.

But his suggestion still holds towards theming: have the positions and sizes and image definitions, if any, for all of the elements [buttons, pictures, search bar/icon, etc] in a config file, so that if any heathens want to skin your menu [thereby making it not so Vista], they can do so and share theme packs.

Personally, I think it is better if you don't theme/skin it. It is clean looking, and as soon as you work in the features you've noted above, and get rid of the 120dpi bug, it'll be something pretty great.

How can i contact John to

How can i contact John to ask him about this 120 dpi bug? A next release of PMenu will take a while though since i'm going on a holiday tomorrow.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

For me it's perfect

But he don't have a .locale files folder....

it would be good if you can

it would be good if you can host ur PMenu in more then one place. like mediafire and rapidshare. i can't dl from sendspace sumhow.

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err, sorry, forgot to give you John's contact

http://johnhaller.com/jh/contact/

it has his info so that you can contact him and ask him how he got past the 120 dpi bug.

According to some searching though, I'm almost certain that to get around this John and others had to hard code element positions in pixels. This would be a necessary step for theming anyway, I think.

A couple of Problems.

First thing is that the drive capacity bar does nothing. Second when you double click on the icon it does not make itself the top most window. Okay done with problems (for now Eye-wink) Now a couple of suggestions. When I click on the My Documents tab, I do not want to see every single file from that area. All you would want to see is the files in the My Documents folder and then all of the folders that you can click into. The other thing is that when you click on my programs (this is the most annoying thing to me) is that it shows every single file. Because this is where all of my programs it created a huge list and I can't find my programs in it. So my suggestion is that in this area you only have it pick up .exe's, or possibly do what I said for the My Documents only show direct files and then links to the next folders. Okay last thing I promise, When you are not above anything can you make it so that the picture always shows even if you're over a file, and better yet can that picture be customizable (I really don't need to see a different picture for every computer. I think your program has a lot of potential and will be awesome when you're done. Great work so far! Smiling
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PMenu 1.0.0.3 released

Check the changelog of 1.0.0.3 Eye-wink
I fixed and added some of your suggestions.
I uploaded it to sendspace temporary until Mr. Ryan McCue uploads it on his site.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Much Better

I see you fixed the My documents link (my favorite part). However can you make it show a link to the folders under My Documents? If so great if not I can get over that. Then the other thing is maybe on the My Programs could you just make it show the program name and not the applications path? When you click on My Videos button it can't open K:\documents\Video (because it's supposed to be named videos {so it's plural like the others}). Again that's minor, I noticed the capacity bar still doesn't do anything is that my computer? Is it possible to make it remember where I minimized it from? You're menu is becoming very handy and it's nice to see such improvement from release to release. Great Job! Smiling
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As soon as i find a way of

As soon as i find a way of only showing the filename and not the entire path i'll implement that (it's on the "To do" list for quite some time now).
I don't know what you mean with the "Video" problem there. (Could you clarify a bit please?) (It works fine on my pc)
Here my capacity bar seems to work al right but i'll try to test this release on a second pc. (I'll let you know later)
What do you mean with "remember where i minimized from"? Do you mean that it should save the results of your last action or something? (for instance when you have clicked the "My Programs" button and it shows you all your programs and after minimising it shows those programs again)
Thanks for the positive comments! Laughing out loud

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Sorry

Sorry for not being more clear. First of all your My Videos button works fine. However my folder is named Videos not video. You said I could customize the path. How do I do that. That may be a far easier solution, but the button tries to open the path K:\documents\video. I have named it Videos because it should (gramatically) be videos (plural). That's really not a big deal save the problem for later if you want. The other thing about minimizing is that say I minimize it from the bottom right hand corner of my screen it will reopen (when I tell it to) up to the default location (top left) again not very important. However (slightly important) I've noticed that when your menu is not the top most object you can't bring it to the top by clicking on the icon. So my thought to fix the situation would be to make it fade out like PAM does then bring it back by clicking on the icon. I don't know I know very little about programing. Thanks for your avid responses. Smiling
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In PAM the folder is called

In PAM the folder is called "video" so i'm not planning to change that as it would make PMenu incompatible with PAM folder structure. I'm still looking for a way to let the user customize certain buttons (like "Projects" button or whatever). In the next release PMenu will normally become the top most object after minimising. It will also save its location before minimising instead of only just before closing.

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New problem.

Don't worry this one should be easy to fix. I just looked at the about on your menu. It runs, then when it's done it re-runs. It never stops and the only way to close it is to close Pmenu.
Sorry to be the one to bring all the problems to attention. I hate to be the bearer of bad news. Evil
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It re-runs on purpose (If

It re-runs on purpose Eye-wink (If it's too annoying then i can change that of course)
I'll change the way it closes though.
And i'm glad you're testing my work and that you give these positive comments and suggestions! This helps me to improve my work! Thank you! Laughing out loud

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??

Is there a way to make it close? I hadn't really figured that out.
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One simple click on the

One simple click on the "About" screen will make it close Eye-wink

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husted, we have a problem XD

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/dbdii407/errorthingyXD.jpg

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff on it.

Na na na, come on!

Could you describe me what

Could you describe me what you were doing before this error occurred?

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installing the program and

installing the program and running my portable apps Eye-wink
and can u please tell me how u made that self extrator with 7zip

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff on it.

Na na na, come on!

I don't know how that error

Shocked
I don't know how that error occurs! Have you tried to install it again?

To create that ".exe" you just follow the steps like as you normally would create an archive with 7-zip but in the options field you get you just check "Create SFX archive"
I hope that is clear enough.

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yep i installed it and same

yep i installed it and same error acurred and it happened on my other computer also Sad

and ty for the info

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

Well I installed it

Worked perfectly fine.
Microsoft Win XP
Service Pack 2
Home Edition
Intel Celeron
512 MB of Ram

Do you have the .Net Framework? Puzzled
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ok i figured it out thanks

ok i figured it out thanks to u.
how much space does that frameworks app take up?

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

and how do i change the icon

and how do i change the icon like in the previous installers that john did?

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

The icon of the installer

The icon of the installer you mean? (instead of the 7 zip icon)
Check this link: http://portableapps.com/node/7589

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

dude! u are the greatest. i can do some other neat things

to the extractor also!!!!! LOVE IT... THANX Bunch <3 Laughing out loud

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

hehe i'm glad it worked out

hehe i'm glad it worked out for you Laughing out loud

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i just need to insert a

i just need to insert a BITAMP (or something like that) picture in the installer (extractor watever) it wont let me lol and yes i love it

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

About

200 MB however it only takes up 20 if your upgradeing from 1.1 which I know you have if you have an XP computer.
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Strange..

I tried to install it myself and it worked perfectly. :S
I'm sorry but for now i don't have a clue how this error occurs. (Maybe redownloading the file could resolve the problem?)

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Oh Pieter,

I didn't mention on my comment earlier (partly because it's so minor) can you make it so the balloon doesn't pop up each time I minimize the menu?
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Already added that option!

Already added that option! Check the "Options" to disable that! Laughing out loud

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Yeah

Smiling
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Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member

i decided to do something

i decided to do something for u Smiling
i changed the icon and edited the app extractor with the app u told me about peter.

and the 7zip icon is changed to the app's icon
hope u like it

http://fs01n2.sendspace.com/dl/629f103548d4f25186a8d59f20af7e78/46a67ac7...
or
http://www.sendspace.com/file/u1y9rh

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

Thanks for doing that

Thanks for doing that effort! Laughing out loud
I also successfully tried it out yesterday evening!

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

ur welcome

ur welcome Eye-wink
cant wait to see how it looks Laughing out loud

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

You said you wanted a different icon?

Will this work?
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Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member

Looks cool!

Looks cool! Laughing out loud
Did you make it yourself? It looks nice. I'll use it in the next release. I'll need the original .png file (or whatever the format is in) of that icon. I'm also thinking about a name change. Any thoughts anyone?

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Sadly no.

However the author says it's fee to use for personal and distributive use. The PNG is here.
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Jacob Mastel
I have no artistic talent in any shape or form.

Release Team Member

ERROR BOX

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/dbdii407/myerror2.jpg

ERROR DETAILS:

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: An error occurred in sending the command to the application
at System.Diagnostics.Process.StartWithShellExecuteEx(ProcessStartInfo startInfo)
at System.Diagnostics.Process.Start()
at PMenu.Form1.Button2_Click_1(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mevent)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
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PMenu
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.3
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.3
CodeBase: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/David%20Dixon%20II.DAVID-8E45D8170...
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Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f...
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System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5...
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System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/Sy...
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System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d...
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System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b7...
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Accessibility
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d5...
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5...
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System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
CodeBase: file:///C:/WINDOWS/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e08...
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************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

What were you doing when

What were you doing when this error occurred?

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

looking how cool ur app is

looking how cool ur app is OMG!!! i love it.... nice design and i can move it XD lol i installed framework.

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

Thanks! So you received

Thanks! Laughing out loud
So you received that error when you just were playing with the app? Did you press any button that might have triggered this error?

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

the only button i touched

the only button i touched was the lock and the "turn off" button

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

And you still get this

And you still get this error? I don't know why it triggered tbh. :S (Remember: i'm quite new to programming)

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

idk either and hey, do u

idk either and hey,
do u know any program that can do this programing stuff becides windows basic express?
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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

I think you got quite a few

I think you got quite a few programs that can do that yes Eye-wink
(i.e languages Like C++, C#, ...)

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

ok

i decided to install it on my moms computer. LOTS OF MEMORY!!! XD LOL

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if only i had a 1gb u3 flash drive :| then i would put twice the stuff and apps on it.

Na na na, come on!

An odd problem

Okay Pieter I mentioned earlier that the capacity bar did not work on my flash-drive. I installed it directly to the computer, and it worked. It accepted the info from the computer but not from my drive. However other people's menu's work fine as far as capacity bars. Maybe you should ask on of the other makers how they did their's. Why it's doing that I have no clue.

My Flash Drive:
2gig SanDisk Cruzer Micro
u3 smart (removed in favor of PAM)
About 2 and a half months old.
(not sure if this helps)
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Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member

I also don't have a clue.

I also don't have a clue. You could try to format your flash drive? (Don't forget to make a backup first though!)
It seems you're the only one that has this problem so the problem is not my program but your flash drive. (No offence!)

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

I may try that

Currently it's formated to FAT. What's the difference between the different formatting versions (FAT, FAT32, ect.)
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Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member

I don't know what the

I don't know what the differences exactly are but imho it doesn't matter for this program. I wouldn't worry about that tbh.

Optimism is a moral duty - Karl R. Popper

Formated

Re formated my drive from to FAT and it didn't help. So irritating! Anyways this one should be easy. I noticed that your menu doesn't disappear when your done with it unless you click the menu button. For example the PAM menu minimizes when you click outside of it. I'm not saying your's should do this. However your menu stays open like an ordinary window unless minimized. If I have a few windows open it can be a pain to minimize them to find which layer the menu is in. So maybe if you set the tray icon to make the menu appear when you click on the icon that would be great!
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Jacob Mastel

Release Team Member