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galaad1982
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February 22, 2007 06:39AM

messageDesktop Widget Tutorial
Hi all and thanks for all the info!!!
I want to develop a standalone desktop widget that will be operating on Windows.
But I don't want to add any widget engine to do so, just a .exe file that can be executed from any Windows Machine.
Is there any tutorial on this.
Thanks a lot

  
Ernesto Quezada
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March 03, 2007 05:46AM

messageRe: Desktop Widget Tutorial
I'm using Flash to do these sort of widgets.
When I have my flash movie ready, I use MDM Zinc to create exe files.

that's one option...

  
galaad1982
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March 03, 2007 05:56AM

messageRe: Desktop Widget Tutorial
All right, but do you need a flash player installed on your computer to make it work or is it really standalone (I mean that the flash player is included in the .exe file)

Thanks

  
torkhum
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June 11, 2007 04:11PM

messageRe: Desktop Widget Tutorial
What programming code did you use to build the simple clock? I want to start building stand-alone widgets, but need some direction... code samples, etc....

  
Ernesto Quezada
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June 19, 2007 03:21AM

messageRe: Desktop Widget Tutorial
torkhum, I use Macromedia Flash 8 (now Adobe Flash CS3),
there is a tutorial on how to build an analogue clock on this link.

galaad1982, the exe files created with MDM Zinc include the Flash Player (that's why they are a bit big...) so they are standalone. Remember there are two different Flash Player, one is the browsers plug-in and another one is the standalone Flash Player that comes with your Flash, Flex or even Freehand...

salut!

  
sb1
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July 09, 2007 02:31PM

messageRe: Desktop Widget Tutorial
tongue sticking out smiley

  


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