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Idea for WP34s emulator
Message #1 Posted by fhub on 21 June 2011, 8:05 a.m.


I've made a very useful KML-script for the HP50g emulator (Emu48), where I can access the shifted-key functions by directly clicking on their labels above the key (so no need to click one of the 'Shift' keys anymore).

Now I'm asking if this could also be done for the WP34s emulator?
I would do (or at least try) it myself, but unfortunately C/C++ is not my programming language (I'm programming in Borland Delphi).

My idea consist of 2 parts:
1) a right-click with the mouse on any emulator button should automatically invoke the h-shifted function (i.e. simulate a press of [h] and then the usual key)
2) besides the already defined rectangle for each key where a mouseclick is possible, there should also be an additional (smaller) rectangle area below the keys (where the f- and g-shifted function labels are positioned), and a mouseclick on THIS area should now call these shifted functions automatically (left-click for [f] and right-click for [g]).

So what's your opinion about these ideas?
Of course the most important opinion is the one of Marcus, because I guess it would be his turn to implement this feature(s) ... ;-)


Re: Idea for WP34s emulator
Message #2 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 21 June 2011, 8:57 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by fhub

Franz, go ahead! ;-)

Just kidding. I'm not a Windows programmer and the structure of the skin files isn't very well suited for hand made editing. I assume that HP has some generator software for this. The corresponding code isn't easy to understand either. It's "densely written" C++.

In short: Good idea but I will not implement it. It's too much tedious work.

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