Matboard Cutting Calculator

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Matboard Cutting Calculator

Post by kforce » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:53 pm

As an avid photographer, over the years I needed to frame a lot of photographs. Not rich enough to have the framing outsourced, I framed everything my self. After playing with many mat calculators and spread sheets, I decided to make my own. This month I converted an older "Harbour" console version to an "HMG-Gui". I built the calculator for my self, however I believe others might like the way it works. The graphical interface let me include a scaled drawing of the mat-boards and art-photo area from the input data. You can see what the project will look like and if you change values, and re-calculate, see what effect the changes have. This project view makes it much nicer than the older version.


New Version 2.72 --- (2016.9.27)
Kmat_Source.zip
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http://www.kurtebertphoto.com/kmat/Kmat_v2_screen.htm
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Post by esgici » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:19 pm

kforce wrote:... I built the calculator for my self, ...
Hi Kurt

Please don't take wrong; only a tradition: as a open source community we don't prefer nor use shared executable] :(

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Post by danielmaximiliano » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:47 pm

Gracias por compartir / thanks for sharing Kurt !!!!!
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Post by kforce » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:05 pm

Removed the "Exe" and uploaded the "Prg-Code". { Apologizes to all }
Now you are obligated to tell me all the things that I did wrong with the code !

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Post by esgici » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:23 pm

kforce wrote:Removed the "Exe" and uploaded the "Prg-Code". { Apologizes to all }
Now you are obligated to tell me all the things that I did wrong with the code !

Kurt
Thanks Kurt, this is better.

Please be calm, no apologies required; again, you are between friends here 8-)

And this obligation is common :arrow:

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Post by esgici » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:18 pm

My two cent:

1- .prg formatted (by hbformat plus a few manual intervention)
2- "never called" (probably temporary commented calling statement) two function : Screen_prt() and Txtprt() ) discarded by commenting.

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Post by Rathinagiri » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:22 am

esgici wrote:My two cent:

1- .prg formatted (by hbformat plus a few manual intervention)
2- "never called" (probably temporary commented calling statement) two function : Screen_prt() and Txtprt() ) discarded by commenting.

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Post by Rathinagiri » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:05 am

My suggestions:

1. Use 'set navigation extended' to move through the textboxes by pressing ENTER key.
2. Give 'TOOLTIP' in the textbox entry about the range of numbers
3. Required fields can be marked BOLD or RED color.
4. Invalid fields can be marked BOILD or RED color.
5. Use of ON LOSTFOCUS event of textcontrol(s) to automatically calculate the mat once the value is entered.
6. Use of a small parameter file to import or export favorite sizes.
7. An 'ABOUT' window to know about the author and email-id.
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Post by esgici » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:04 am

Sorry, forgotten attachment :(
KMat_Prg.zip
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Post by kforce » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:22 pm

Thank You Everyone !!
I was not expecting as many forum members to download and review my little program as have done so.

Esgici //
I don't know where the "exe" or "prg" is for "hbformat", I would love to use it. (Let me know !)
I was still working on the 2 functions that were commented out. I have fixed both and will be in the next update

Rathinagiri //
Really like your feedback, I will probably add 6 of the 7 suggestions you made.
#6 would have to many choices, however the others are all excellent ideas. I need to do more
reading and looking through code samples to learn how to apply them. If after diligent research I fail.
I will come back and ask for "HELP". I am currently packing for a two week photo excursion to capture
"California's version of fall color in the "Eastern Sierra's" so it might be a few weeks before I get to
fix-update the code or check in here at the forum.

Kurt

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