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 Post subject: Visual Basic and LCDInfo
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 23:25 
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Hello
I seeks a system with which I from Visal basic
information to a display to send can. I have a KS0108 controller.
Can someone help me?

Sorry for my bad English


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 23:45 
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From what I believe... it would be possible to write a plug-in in Visual Basic... But.. probably not as easy as with C++, as the Plug-in SDK is for C++.

The other route would be to create your screen in visual basic, output it to a bitmap file, which LCDinfo then uses as a background. However, I'm not 100% if this will work, and won't cause problems, as you might be writing to the file as LCDinfo is trying to read it....

Anyone have any thoughts on that? I'm not sure how file handling is handled when programming, does windows have a means of managing file access that will prevent this problem? Am I worrying over nothing?

I know the above solution isn't a pretty one, it's rough, and it takes a brute force approach. But it gets the job done, and you don't rely on waiting for a Visual Basic Plug-in SDK, which I'm guessing might never come. ;)

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 Post subject: This
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 0:21 
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is a idee, with the bimpmaps. The problem is the speed of new load. The
problem is i can don't writ in C+ the display cam in the other project this is to big to new write in c+. I serching for beter way for Visal Basic. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Another idea.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 0:31 
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With lcd_ks0108_test.zip it is to start the program with Paramter possibly perhaps there there?
It doesn't need performance so much or one can perhaps extra write a version there since?
Closing like also the program so that one can always load a new picture via an order there.
Only an idea is if this goes also with the LCDInfo to describe also please.


Or perhaps only a text?
Only as an example:
LCD_ks0108.exe /This is a test
On the Display: This is a test
The programm close or wait for new inputs to the display


I hope this one write is it became to understand with a translation program made.

Petop


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I must admit, I am having alot of difficulty understanding the translation. What language do you normal write in? Maybe we can find someone who could understand that better. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 13:23 
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I come from Germany, my english in the school ist very bad.
Sorry for this problems.

A new start.

1. I will start LCDInfo and close with parameters.
2. The reload of informations in LCDinfo with paramerter.

Why, i this with paramerters?
I will start LCDInfo with Visual Basic 6.0.

Can anybody help me at it?


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I suppose what you would want should work if there was another command line program that would for example take as a parameter a name of bitmap to write to the display or a text string. But I don't know where you could get this kind program.

I think MarkusM made some programs like this but they don't seem to available anymore: http://forum.lcdinfo.com/viewtopic.php?p=268#268


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Thanks on all.

I going with the data from VB to LCDInfo with BMP.
This is esay and simple.

Petop


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