Posted on: 2004/12/17 7:44
Re: Any software programmers here (windows)???
Thanks bud, I really appreciate your hard work on this.
I hope I don't sound unappreciative, but this isn't quite what I had in mind.
What I need is an app just like yours that opens a broswer _in_ the app itself (think like the OLD msn messanger where the app is the box that holds the webpage inside of it. This is what the timer programe will be in (made in php) with buttons exposed in the app window for start, stop, puase ect.
The reason I want this all contained within the app and not a web browser page on it's own was for the functionality of dectecting when the computer goes inactive (the user has walked away) the app can reload the inner page and pass a varible that tells the PHP page to pause the timer. When the comp becomes active again the app would reload the inner page to tell PHP to start the timer again. Hope that makes sense.
Also having the app as the container allows everything to be confined to one neat little window that can be minimized to the system tray while you work.
For an example of what I plan to make, check out http://www.captureworks.com/TaskCapture.htm
This is the program I more or less want to recreate, the differece being all the buttons and so on that show inside the app are from a page and not the software itself. This will all tie in with a larger part of the module I am planning to build for contract people ( like web designers) to track work for clients. I'll be including a complete client module, billing, etc. This is just one piece to help track the time spent working on a project.
Again thanks bud. You don't have to make this, even if you can point me in the right direction for finding out how and what to build such a thing in, I can try to learn myself.