I recently developed an interest in Windows desktop gadgets so I created this as a learning exercise. It doesn’t really offer much. I just want to learn and get the feel of it.
dreamincode.net is an Q&A website for software and web developers which provides forums for many programming languages where users can ask question and receive answers, discuss topics related to programming and find tutorials and code snippets for their work.
This is a desktop gadget which is only useful for dreamincode.net users. It shows the reputation and the number of profile views a certain user has at that moment.
You can download it from here.
Once you install it, it looks like this
You have to click on the Options button.
Which brings up this window.
And you have to enter your user ID. You can see your user ID in the URL of your profile.
And ta-da. Real time DIC profile updates.
Developed in VB.NET, this DLL includes some functions I came across over the internet. Originally they were functions. I made some changes to suit my work and recreated them as Extended methods.
Currently includes two extended methods (Merge, Fit) for the Image class and one extended method (IsEmail) for the String class.
Download the DLL from here, http://nk0deextendedmethods.codeplex.com/
Information on how to use it and examples are here, http://nk0deextendedmethods.codeplex.com/documentation
I will update with new methods as I create more.
EDIT (07/03/2012) : I’ve added a new method called Center. This method is useful when developing a MDI application and you have to center the child forms inside the parent form.
EDIT (31/03/2012) : Added a new method called ReverseString. This method is useful for C# developers in a situation which you have to reverse a string. VB.NET provides a built0in method to do this but C# doesn’t.
0. The target site of this script is http://www.interpals.net . It is a social networking site that let people around the world meet each other online. So it is only useful for the interpals users.
1. Important : This script only works on Firefox. (yeah its a bummer : / )
2. You’ll have to install Greasemonkey if you you haven’t already. Click on this link (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/) and it’ll take you to the Firefox add-on page for Greasemonkey. Click on the big green button that says Add to Firefox and then restart the browser.
3. Now that you have Greasemonkey installed on your browser, go to this page (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/120111) and you’ll see a green ‘Install’ button in the upper right corner. Click on it and it’ll pop up a window asking for permission to install it. Click Allow. (or if you’re too paranoid, you can always view the source before installing :P )
4. Upon successful installation, a small message box will appear in the bottom right corner saying that the script installed successfully. Restart Firefox again and you’re good to go.
Any comments, suggestions are welcome.
UPDATE : 2012/01/06
* I updated the script (current version is 1.1). Now its available to both Firefox and Chrome as separate scripts.
Let me introduce myself as nK0de, since that’s the handle I use everywhere on the web, I think its best to go with it here too. I’m a student doing a degree in Information Systems designing, still in the first year. I’m very passionate about anything and everything related to computers adn information technology.
I’m also working as a software developer. a stressful, tiresome job but I love it. I have a huge passion to learn a lot of new things such as programming languages but truth be told, I’m a bit on the lazy side too much :P
I do have pet projects I have started to keep me occupied during free times I get. I will be posting scripts, software that I write from time to time here. All of them will be open source so you can get/steal them and use/abuse them in anyway you like. :)
I think that’s enough. I normally hate these introductory parts! :P