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  1. XAML Tips and Tricks

    Look in ThumbnailListView.xaml -- example from Minimal-AO: <UserControl xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008" xmlns:i="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Interactivity;assembly=System.Windows.Interactivity" xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006" xmlns:cal="http://www.caliburnproject.org" mc:Ignorable="d" d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="300" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch"> <DockPanel HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch"> <!-- NOTE: Collapsed/hid the Title (Recent/Favorites) so I could create my own title... --> <TextBlock Name="Title" DockPanel.Dock="Top" Foreground="White" FontFamily="Calibri" Visibility="Collapsed"/> <ListBox Name="Items" Style="{DynamicResource ThumbnailListBoxStyle}" SelectedItem="{Binding SelectedItem}"> <i:Interaction.Triggers> <i:EventTrigger EventName="MouseDoubleClick"> <cal:ActionMessage MethodName="OnEnter" /> </i:EventTrigger> </i:Interaction.Triggers> </ListBox> </DockPanel> </UserControl>
  2. XAML Tips and Tricks

    Hey @Jason Carr: Any chance you might add this property notification in the future? On a related note, a binding for SelectedCategory would also be helpful.
  3. 8.0-beta-1 Released

    Beta-10 fixed the LB/BB startup crashes for me, Jason. Thanks!
  4. 8.0-beta-1 Released

    I have the same problem with latest beta 8b9, get this error when trying to open either LB or BB:
  5. Nostalgia

    Sure, look for the Ao.Bigbox.Dropins.dll.txt file in the same directory as the plugin. Edit the FavoriteCount, RandomCount, etc. This feature (to change the counts) was broken in the current version of the plugin, so please use the version attached to this post. I modified to plugin so playlists are also generated when LB starts, so it'll work for both LB and BB now. Ao.Bigbox.Dropins.dll
  6. XAML Tips and Tricks

    You mean when using TextGamesView to view a list of games, then selecting a game? No, I've not been able to find a routed event to latch onto. This same issue exists for TextFiltersView when diving down from categories to a list of platforms for that category.
  7. Nostalgia

    What version of LB are you running? The plugin that generates playlists is different from the one included with Nostalgia. The plugin is called AO Bigbox Customs and should be placed in the LaunchBox Plugins directory. The version of AO Bigbox Customs posted on the forum is a bit out of date, and I wonder if it's incompatible with Nostalgia -- I'll have to post a new version of the plugin. In the meantime, you can try this version recently compiled which works on my system with Nostalgia: Ao.Bigbox.Dropins.dll If you use this new version, be sure to remove the old version from the LaunchBox Plugins directory.
  8. 8.0-beta-4 Released

    Thanks @neil9000 and @Retro808. Are there steps you can take to provoke this error? If so, it'll make it easier for me to test a fix. Since the exception does not cause a crash, I can probably just catch it so it doesn't pop up on the screen.
  9. Plugin conflicts when switching between themes

    Agreed. Good call Cid! Glad y'all figured it out. Plugin versioning as described above should hopefully avoid this from recurring.
  10. Minimal-AO

    Glad you like the theme. I've been focusing on a newer theme called Nostalgia, but I'll hopefully give Minimal-AO an update in the future.
  11. Nostalgia

    Here's an example of the CRT curvature:
  12. Nostalgia

    Released version 1.1-beta1. The primary addition is simulated CRT curvature for those old TV and computer screens. To do this, it projects the video (or screenshot) onto part of a sphere using a 3D viewport. This feature is only activated when BB is configured to use the WMP video engine (restart BB after making this selection). VLC used with the CRT curvature control causes freezes, so the theme simply disables CRT curvature when BB is configured to use VLC. I'm hopeful @Jason Carr can help me figure out the issues with VLC freezes. VLC otherwise works fine in Nostalgia; just not when mixed with the CRT curvature control. Please note the @INDEX files within the theme's AVLF directory are updated to define the appropriate curvature for each platform background. ALSO NOTE: As with Nostalgia v1, LaunchBox 8+ (currently in beta) is also required for Nostalgia v1.1-beta1.
  13. Nostalgia

    Hey @Omen. Looks good so far -- replacing Viewbox with Grid should fix the problem. A Viewbox automatically scales its contents so everything is visible and takes up as much space as possible. In this case, it's making the horizontal list of boxes tiny so it displays the entire list at once.
  14. Binding for BigBox Version?

    Hmm, I don't have any solid ideas at this time. I only ever show the version number on the sysmenu page. Is the version number stashed in one of the LB XML config files. If so, you could write some code behind to grab it.
  15. Binding for BigBox Version?

    Did you look in the system menu page of the default theme? That's where I found it. At work so cannot lookup the binding, but it should be there.