MBP Windows Keyboard Light App (w/ light sensor support)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by RickAdair, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. RickAdair macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I threw this together over the last day or so. It is a tray app that will allow you to manually control the keyboard backlight on a MBP. It will also allow you to turn on the light sensor and have it auto adjust the backlight. It is written in c# 2.0. It is still a work in progress. All of the source is include. The compiled exe is also in the archive.

    Enjoy,
    Rick

    Keyboarddimmer_src.Zip by Bigupload.Com
     
  2. JDM DC2R macrumors newbie

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  3. jfig24 macrumors newbie

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  4. JDM DC2R macrumors newbie

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    yes, please explain...

    the executable file does put a tray icon in my tray, but whenever I try to adjust I get an error. It doesn't work for some reason and I think its because there is no actual installation of the program.
     
  5. RickAdair thread starter macrumors member

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    You just have to run the exe in the release folder. I actually have a new version that has some updates. You need to make sure that you have .NET 2.0 framework installed.
     

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  6. RickAdair thread starter macrumors member

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    Here is an installer for people how aren't interested in the source.
     

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  7. omega2red macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Thanks rick for bringing this great feature of the MBP on windows!:D

    ive attached some icons to replace the ugly tray icon :p haha

    can you also program this app in visual basic .net ? that would be very nice, so it would me mutch easyer to edit your program.

    good luck
     

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  8. AnthonyKinyon macrumors regular

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    Rick, is it OK to submit this for a listing on Mac.MajorGeeks.com ? The site is legit and they list software for Macs - including Macs running Windows in some cases, and perhaps in this one. :) I'd like to submit it to their site for listing but wanted your permission first. Have you got a URL (webpage) someplace?

    Seeming as how you posted the source code, I assume this is OK and that the app is freeware? :) Just wanted to check.
     
  9. RickAdair thread starter macrumors member

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    I do not have a website. It is cool if you post it....just as long I you give me the credit. I definately intend it to be freeware.
     
  10. RickAdair thread starter macrumors member

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    I will see if I can convert it to VB.NET. The C# code should be pretty straight forward. If you mess with it for a bit everything should start to make sense. Thanks for the icons.
     
  11. n8236 macrumors 65816

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    Dude, rock on! Thx for doing this for the mac community! Keep up the good work.
     
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  13. AnthonyKinyon macrumors regular

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    Cool, I submitted it to the Mac.Majorgeeks.Com site but it is not yet posted.

    EDIT: Correction, it is now posted. :) Direct link is here.
     

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