Discussion in 'Share Your Creations' started by HomeWorx, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. HomeWorx

    HomeWorx Member Licensed User

    Hi !
    Here's my very first app for the PocketPC using the amazing Basic4ppc.
    Not original but, well, I really love sudoku, so I wanted to do it :)
    The biggest issue is display speed... I haven't spent much time on optimization, only disabled the form before it displays pictures. But it's still slow...

    Other things to do :
    - add a timer
    - add a settings file to save an unfinished game and load it on app start
    - add a Check option so that a wrong digit would turn red

    That's all for now. Tell me what you think !
    Congrats to the dev team, Basic4ppc is just the greatest tool ever made.
    All the best for the New Year !
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009
  2. HomeWorx

    HomeWorx Member Licensed User

    Updated ! Please use the same link to download...
    Fixed :
    - improved display speed (I was using way too many ImageButtons - displaying them caused huge slowdown)
    - added a timer
    - selected cell and selected digit are now surrounded with a square so they are more visible
    - you can now click and hold on a cell to select a digit (in the initial version you had to click on the cell first, then on the selection panel)

    Enjoy !

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009
  3. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    I just downloaded your program, it seems that it is written for a VGA screen because I get only the upper left quarter of the image.

    Wouldn't you also share the source code ?

    It would be interesting to have a check for wrong number entries.

    Best regards.
  4. HomeWorx

    HomeWorx Member Licensed User

    Thanks for your comments.
    I'm not familiar with that screen resolution stuff so I hadn't thought about compatibility. I tried N1c0_ds' method. Not sure if it works correctly though since I don't have a QVGA device. Would you mind telling me if it's OK on your device ?
    BTW, the program now checks wrong numbers.

    Attached Files:

  5. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    Sorry, but it doesn't work on the device nor on the desktop.

    I tried to put an existing number in the grid, the program accepts it, this is a part of what I meant with checking wrong numbers.

    Attached 2 images of what I get, left on desktop and right on the device.

    If you posted the source code we could look at it and probably give you some advice.

    Attached Files:

  6. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

  7. HomeWorx

    HomeWorx Member Licensed User

    OK, I won't be porting it to QVGA for now. Wasted like 2 hours readjusting and all, and I'm just fed up. There should be an auto-resize in the designer, or a ResizeQVGA function, something like that.
  8. digitaldon37

    digitaldon37 Active Member Licensed User

    I like the routine that Filippo wrote (as suggested by Klaus) over having to resize in the IDE and compile different versions for different devices.

    I wrote a little album art program and with Filippo's code was able to make it compatible for both QVGA and VGA. When the application starts, I do a call to get the VGA mode (see "VGA_Mode" below) and if the return value is "VGA" I do a call to reset the display (see "SetVGA" below)

    Of course this works if the form and controls are first created to QVGA display size.

    I don't see why it wouldn't be possible to take his routine and rename it "SetQVGA" and change the value "2" to ".5" to create a function to reset the controls to QVGA. I don't have a VGA device so I can test this out.

    Sub VGA_Mode
    If form1.Height > 240 AND form1.Height < 480 Then
    Return "QVGA"
    Else If form1.Height > 480 Then
    Return "VGA"
    End If

    End Sub

    Sub SetVGA
    'Handles resolutions of 480 * 640
      Controls() = GetControls("")

    For i = 0 To ArrayLen(Controls()) - 1
    If Crttype = "CheckBox" OR Crttype = "TextBox" OR Crttype = "Label" OR Crttype = "Button" OR Crttype = "Panel" OR Crttype = "Image" OR Crttype = "ComboBox" OR Crttype = "ImageButton" OR Crttype = "RadioBtn" Then
    Control(Controls(i)).Left = 2 * Control(Controls(i)).Left
    Control(Controls(i)).Top = 2 * Control(Controls(i)).Top
    Control(Controls(i)).Height = 2 * Control(Controls(i)).Height
    Control(Controls(i)).Width = 2 * Control(Controls(i)).Width
    If Not(cPPC) Then
    Control(Controls(i)).FontSize = 2 * Control(Controls(i)).FontSize
    'There is no need to change the font size on the VGA device.
          End If
    End If

    End Sub
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2009
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