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Tiny little .Net application

Discussion in 'C#' started by digitalpoint, May 13, 2005.

  1. #1
    Anyone here really good with Visual Studio and .Net? I've been messing around with it for a few hours, and I'm just not "feeling the love". Just frustrating that I'm not familiar with it (been about 5 or 6 years since I touched VB), and that I can do what I want to do in 5 minutes in a different environment.
    SEMrush
    Anyway... what I'm needing to build is a tiny little app (probably something that "lives" in the little system tray on the bottom right of the task bar) that sends the forum what people are listening too (see this thread). Basically just artist and song title, and send it with an HTTP request. iTunes and WinAMP both have SDKs to get the data, so that's easy.

    I'm just tired of screwing around with it right now since .Net isn't my thing... So anyone a .Net master?
     
    digitalpoint, May 13, 2005 IP
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  2. dct

    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    I could do it but would probably be fumbling a bit as I'm pretty rusty. Are you looking at VB or C# (with the .NET framework baggage) or plain MS C++?
     
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  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #3
    Truthfully, at this point... I could care less. heh
     
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  4. dct

    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    Not something I've done, or tried but could you do
    
    HttpMessage request = new HttpMessage();
    request.Verb = "GET";
    request.Version = "HTTP/1.1";
    request.RequestUri = "http://forums.digitalpoint.com/musicthing.php?s=song&a=artst";
    HttpMessage response = conn.SendMessage(request);
    Code (markup):
    Song and artist would have to URI friendly encoded in someway. Not sure how you want to be receiving the info at the server side, but is this in the right direction?
     
    dct, May 13, 2005 IP
  5. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Yeah... that's the easy part though. I need to make it a little system tray app that when you click on it, the user can enter a little bit of info (not sure if I want to send the username and password with each request, or generate a unique hash key they enter). Basically to make sure they don't set it on an account they don't "own". Probably a few other settings too (like which app to monitor... iTunes or WinAMP), as well as the code to actually poll the app every 5 seconds, and send the HTTP request if there is a change.

    I may have actually found a "real life" buddy of mine that is great with Visual Studio, so I'm going to buy him a beer and see if I can get him to do it. heh
     
    digitalpoint, May 13, 2005 IP
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    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    The system tray and GUI part are easy as there's a built in components for all of that, the potentially tricky bit from VB or C# is the SDK integration, and the drudgery of the client framework installation. While C++ is going to be a load more manual coding but a much easier and cleaner install.

    If the beer bribes don't work, let me know as I owe you and this place enough already. It would also be a fairly interesting project to do.
     
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  7. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Okay... I'll let you know if I can't get it panned out soon. :)
     
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    nullbit Peon

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  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #9
    Beautiful! Maybe I'll overcome my frustration and do it tonight myself. :)
     
    digitalpoint, May 13, 2005 IP
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    dct Finder of cool gadgets

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    The words "reinvent wheel why the" spring to mind, nice find nullbit
     
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    I work as a .NET developer so I could probably knock this over pretty quickly. Send me a message with some more details.

    Ross
     
    riziko, May 23, 2005 IP
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    MarkusJ_NZ Well-Known Member

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    Or rentacoder.com :)
     
    MarkusJ_NZ, Feb 23, 2007 IP
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    has this been solved? if not i feel like doign some good today, (havent been on DP for so long)
    6 years .NET programmer...
    pm me or msn me kovanic AT hotmail.com
     
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    I actually started on something. I have a rough working application (works with winamp & itunes). I think shawn said not to worry about it or something..

    Another application has been written. Details here
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/faq.php?faq=dp_faq#faq_music_reporter

    I could send the source code if you want to continue where I stopped.
     
    riziko, Mar 14, 2007 IP
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    your about 2 years late with this reply... mods plz close
     
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    I could help out... hehe (3 years to late) haha
     
    ccoonen, Mar 16, 2007 IP