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ShantzTodayChanger v1.51

Summary: This small tool will cycle your today background or theme after a set interval of time. Usage: Make a folder on your device (preferably not on storage card) and extract all the files (mainly ShantzTodayChanger.exe, TdyChangerCfg.exe, gsgetfile.dll (m...

Found under: Utilities, Enhancement

Requirements:
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 / WM6


Arrived: Aug 6, 2007

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ShantzTodayChanger v1.51 free download for Windows Mobile phone

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Made by: shantzg001


This small tool will cycle your today background or theme after a set interval of time.

Usage:

  • Make a folder on your device (preferably not on storage card) and extract all the files (mainly ShantzTodayChanger.exe, TdyChangerCfg.exe, gsgetfile.dll (might not be visible to you depending on your explorer settings) and Readme.htm) to this folder.
  • IMPORTANT: Do not rename any files.
  • Run the TdyChangerCfg.exe.
  • Set options through the dialogue that opens and press apply button (Pressing the native WM OK button will discard all your changes).
  • Options:
    • Choose image type (.gif\.jpg\.png) or theme(.tsk) to be cycled.
    • If the input files (images or themes) are not in the folder where exes are kept, then you can check the box (underneath the .gif option) and give the "FULL and ABSOLUTE" path of where the files are kept. You can either input the path thru keyboard or choose it graphically by pressing the button (...) next to it.
    • If you want to run a file after every cycle interval, check the corresponding box and provide the "FULL and ABSOLUTE" path of the file to be run. You can either input the path thru keyboard or choose it graphically by pressing the button (...) next to it.
    • If you want some files to be avoided during cycling, put a file mask. The program will look for this mask to appear anywhere in the name of the files and will avoid it if found. (Wildcards are not supported. Choose time option has to be checked for this to work)
    • Choose the period for which mask option has to be used. If you choose a time period and leave mask as empty, then during that time no cycling will be done. If you want to avoid some files all the time, then time period should be chosen to cover all 24 hrs of the day.
    • Enter the desired interval between cycling of images\themes.
    • If you choose a period for the mask, another check box (Consider mask period for exe also) will be enabled. Checking this box will mean that the specified exe will be run only if an image\theme is changed during that cycle. If you dont check this, then exe will be run after every cycle even if there is no change in the image\theme.
  • When you want to stop the cycling, press "STOP Cycling" button.

Additional Notes:
- Tested it only on WM6 HTC Wizard and WM5 emulator. Might work with other devices/OS's but not sure.
- Doesn't have to be running constantly. So saves resources when not active.
- Survives soft resets as well.
- Even takes care of the situation if your phone is off when the time to cycle is reached. Will cycle as soon as your phone comes back on in this situation.

Planned Updates:
Suggestions invited. I have a lot of updates in mind but will incorporate those only which are requested by you. Known Issues:
If the mask option is selected, then in a very particular situation, the app will miss a cycle. This can be taken care of but not in my priority list because this can be fixed only by rewriting the complete cycling code which is quite a bit. So, will fix it if I get some time from my other projects. Update Description:
v1.51:
- Fixed a bug which prevented the "time period" option from working properly.
- Fixed a bug where wallpapers might not change if certain particular themes were installed before change cycle happens.
- Fixed a bug where the time period option was not remembered properly by the GUI.
- Added option to allow user to choose whether to run the user specified file (exe\lnk) after every cycle interval only if there was a change in image\theme during that cycle.
- Made a few small changes to the GUI to prevent users from making incorrect settings.

v1.50:
- Added option to specify a mask to avoid files having that mask.
- Added option to specify the time period during which the mask has to be considered.
- Added code to ensure that if mask is empty and a period is chosen, then no rotation is done during that period.
- Added option to run a user specified file after every cycle interval.
- Fixed bug where the jpg and png options were not working earlier.
- Clicking help button now opens help in Pocket Internet Explorer.
- Fixed many more subtle bugs that manifest themselves and very peculiar situations.
- Optimized the code a bit at a few places.
- Also see "Known Issues" section above.
- Removed the "append to previous info" box as now the app remembers old info correctly. v1.33:
- Added code to select the input path graphically. It is a bit of workaround though. To select an input folder, just select any file inside it in the select folder dialog.
- TdyChgrCfg now shows you the previous settings.

v1.32:
- Fixed a bug where sometimes on cycling themes, colors change but images do not change.
- Added a measure to avoid running multiple instances (just as a precaution).
- Added code to avoid losing notifications if phone is reset too early after running the program. v1.31:
- Fix a notification bug where old notification is not deleted.
- Fix a bug where cycle interval value is not correctly read from the GUI.

v1.3:
- Added option to make partial changes to previously entered information.
- Fine-Tuned the Theme Color support algo. Now, theme colors should be almost 95% same as calculated by windows mobile while applying theme.
- Did some code optimization. v1.2:
- Added Theme Support. Changing of system colors as per theme is also supported (which is not done by any other program IIRC).
- Added option to keep input images\themes in a separate folder.
- Provided a GUI Configuration module.
- Provided option to choose between gif\jpg\png\tsk to be cycled.

v1.11:
- Fixed another bug with notification queue.

v1.1:
- Fixed the bug that causes WM5/WM6 devices not to cycle wallpapers in certain conditions.

v1.0:
- Initial Release.



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