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#81025 - 2002-07-05 01:56 PM KIX Icon?
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[Confused] Why KiXtart doesn't have its own icon?

Think about it: all of us are using Kix with many various editors. How many have the .kix extension associated with that Notepad icon?

Couldn't we setup a quick poll, submit some 32x32 icons, vote, etc. and ask Ruud to put the best one in kix binaries?

If any volunteer has some more ideas and/or a way to post those icons???

[ 05 July 2002, 13:57: Message edited by: Flavien ]

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#81026 - 2002-07-05 02:17 PM Re: KIX Icon?
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I've seen a few attempts - even tried my hand at making my own ... most seem to center around the OFFICE 2K icon style, you know, the letter K, in a blue or red box ... I created one once that just had the BLUE X, from the Kixtart Bulletin Board logo, in the upper left of the page your reading now ... looked ok.

I personally kinda like Steve's BITMAP over at the http://www.kixscripts.com forum (kixscripts editor) ... its a picture of a Kick Boxer (Kix Boxer) ... kinda slick ...

In terms of icons though, I kinda like the BLUE BOXED K or BLUE STYLIZED X icon ...

-Shawn

p.s. I proposed a mascot for our Kixtart Board ... heres that, its Kixie, the Kix Boxing Kangaroo ...



LOL ...

[ 05 July 2002, 14:22: Message edited by: Shawn ]

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#81027 - 2002-07-05 03:46 PM Re: KIX Icon?
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shawnie got mail...

anyway, could you make it animated that maskot?
I like those moving thingies on webpage.
as example
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#81028 - 2002-07-07 02:34 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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Dear,

We are using in our
iexpress packages.
Requirements for icon status
- must be unique
- must easily be recognized
In our opinion
- unique. it is a combination of some old ideas
- recognize. "K" points to "KiXtart" and "pencil" points to "script"ers.
The benefit of a build icon is: kix32.exe / wkix32.exe can be recognized
as windows program. Yet can looks like a DOS program.
greetings.
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#81029 - 2002-07-07 02:36 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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Dear Lonkero,

So cold in the summer, that you can see penguins ...
greetings.
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#81030 - 2002-07-07 04:18 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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mca, can't see your icon on that above post.
too good permissions maybe?
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#81031 - 2002-07-07 11:13 PM Re: KIX Icon?
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Dear,

Possible to deal with file associations on your system. We see it.
The link is http://home.wanadoo.nl/scripting/download/kedit.ico to download it.
greetings.
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#81032 - 2002-07-07 11:16 PM Re: KIX Icon?
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I see it if I click the link.
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#81033 - 2003-12-28 10:42 PM Re: KIX Icon?
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Seeing Flavien on the board, I just had to ressurect this suggestion. Maybe we can get an icon into the 4.5 release. After all, WScript.exe has an icon. So should we.

MCA's icon may be better suited to an editor, but not the interpreter. How about the XP RUn Icon from the Start Menu but with the letters KiX superimposed on it? any artistes willing to give it a go?
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#81034 - 2003-12-30 01:06 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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#81035 - 2003-12-30 01:12 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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Actually, I was thinking that KiX would be in the 'window' and not above it.
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#81036 - 2003-12-30 01:27 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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Don't like it, "KiX" isn't big enough to be read.

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#81037 - 2003-12-30 01:53 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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You're right. it's to small. How about making it bigger to fit the parent window instead of the small window?
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#81038 - 2003-12-30 02:21 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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#81039 - 2003-12-30 06:41 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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What about the one we used for BBChecker/Postprep/etc.?

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#81040 - 2003-12-30 11:01 AM Re: KIX Icon?
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The one used by Post Prep is not a valid icon for the EXE resource. As far as I can tell/remember the icon must be 16x16x16 (16 pixel by 16 pixel by 16 color) The one used by Post Prep is 17x12x256

For desktop icons in XP you can use 48x48xTrueColor but the program icon in the top left of programs can not use those (without some type of 3rd party tool or registry manipulation)

If this is not the correct information please let me know, or if you know of an actual ICON resource usage white paper, etc...

Using only 16x16x16 is VERY limiting with what can be used. Here are a couple of ideas.

For Desktop icons you can write much nicer art work though.

ICON Idea 1


ICON Idea 2


Anyone else have other ideas for this?

Of course if all you are wanting is an image file to use for a shortcut I guess you could use the 32x32 or the 48x48 icon size.

I did find this resource which says:
Quote:

It should also be noted that there is no formal specification for either the Windows icon or cursor file formats




Microsoft Windows Cursor and Icon

DIBs and Their Uses

SeeDIB.exe Shows 16 and 32 Bits-Per-Pel Bitmap Formats

BITMAPINFO Structure


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#81041 - 2003-12-30 02:19 PM Re: KIX Icon?
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Part of the reason I brought up the bit about PostPrep/BBChecker is that MCA has an icon he already usese with the KiXNNNRegistry.EXE files. The only caveat is that the code used can be optimized a bit further (as Lonkero and I have done with the installer).

Here is some code we use to print .PCL files (I am sure KiXtart would be just about as easy) and probably needs some optimizations -
Code:

IF EXIST('C:\Program Files\DesertDocs\WebPrint\WebPrint.exe')
At (18,40) ' '
At (18,40) 'Checking WebPrint'
IF (EXISTKEY('HKCR\.pcl')<>0)
$rc=ADDKEY('HKCR\.pcl')
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\.pcl','','pclfile','REG_SZ')
ELSE
IF (READVALUE('HKCR\.pcl','')<>'pclfile')
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\.pcl','','pclfile','REG_SZ')
ENDIF
ENDIF
IF (EXISTKEY('HKCR\pclfile')<>0)
$rc=ADDKEY('HKCR\pclfile')
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\pclfile','','PCL File','REG_SZ')
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\pclfile','EditFlags','00000000','REG_BINARY')
ENDIF
IF (EXISTKEY('HKCR\pclfile\Shell')<>0)
$rc=ADDKEY('HKCR\pclfile\Shell')
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\pclfile\Shell','','','REG_SZ')
ENDIF
IF (EXISTKEY('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open')<>0)
$rc=ADDKEY('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open')
ENDIF
IF (EXISTKEY('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open\command')<>0)
$rc=ADDKEY('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open\command')
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open\command','','"C:\Program Files\DesertDocs\WebPrint\WebPrint.exe" "%1"',REG_SZ)
ELSE
IF READVALUE('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open\command','')<>'"C:\Program Files\DesertDocs\WebPrint\WebPrint.exe" "%1"'
$rc=WRITEVALUE('HKCR\pclfile\Shell\open\command','','"C:\Program Files\DesertDocs\WebPrint\WebPrint.exe" "%1"',REG_SZ)
ENDIF
ENDIF
ENDIF



Kent

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