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GameXT 0.9.11

A new version of GameXT has been published. Several friendly changes :

Added two new data types: the game format (CD, DVD, …) and to be in and the format type: either physical (to store on the shelves !) or digital.

New statistics have been added: Money spent per year, Money spent by platform, price / hour per platform, time played per platform, games by size and type format.

TimePlayedPerPlatformChart

A new type of bar chart (horizontal) was added.

MoneyPerPlatformBarChart

Following responses on forums the game status “From time to time” has been added, as well as additional digital distribution platforms (Gog.com, Nintendo eShop, Desura, Indie Royale, IndieGameStand, Humble Bundle). Priority displayed when the game is already purchased is now “already purchased” if the option is selected.

A function of selecting a random game has been added. We can now add our own icons for stores in the grid and detail.

StorePictures

Finally a bug fix on the images list and a new thumbnails management have strongly speed up the Images view’s loading time. You will really feel the change. Following this change, you must go to the database center (Tools tab) and regenerate the thumbnails.

DatabaseRegeneratPictures

The changelog can be found here: http://www.jdhsoftware.com/products/gamext-desktop/history/

You can download the update on our website or via the update manager built into GameXT.

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GameXT public beta released

E3 2016 is coming really really soon. This will be an exciting moment ! Many video games will be announced and that makes as many games to list the release date, ordering them in your wishlist…

That’s why It is the perfect time to finally launch our new application GameXT for Windows Desktop.  It is a video games collection manager that allows you to collect the games you own and the ones you dream of having.

GameXT main screen

GameXT main screen

The aim of the application is to centralize all your games from every platforms in one place to have a great view of your entire video games library. That also enables the possibility to have great statistics charts and fun facts numbers.

Build your library

To build your library you can do it yourself by managing every field but you can also rely on the our providers GiantBomb and TheGamesDB.net that will fill the blanks automatically.

GameXT - Add a new game

GameXT – Add a new game

Browse your library

You can display your library with a list view or pictures. The list view provides several avanced grouping and sorting possibilites. You can also apply filters to your collection.

Click on a game gives access to the details and all the information you recorded about the game.

GameXT List view

GameXT List view

Analyze your library

Once you will built your library, it is time to how it does look like by looking at the statistics.stats

This is only a first look, you can read more about GameXT using the following link: http://www.jdhsoftware.com/products/gamext-desktop/

You can download it here : http://www.jdhsoftware.com/products/gamext-desktop/download/

I will be very happy to hear your feedback on the application here in the comments or in the dedicated forums. Several new features are planned (eg import your Steam library, …) . Oh and one last thing, it’s free !

Have a great E3 !

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Krypton OutlookGrid Version 1.6.0

Krypton OutlookGrid 1.6.0

A (big) update has been published for Krypton OutlookGrid bumping it from 1.0.1 to version 1.6.0 . The component has greatly evolved along with our new application GameXT over the past months (damn, already 3 years in fact !) .

What’s new

We can mainly mention :

  • TreeGrid mode
  • Conditional formatting
  • Token column
  • Added autohide column when grouped option
  • Added ability to sort groups by count value
  • Added date interval for DateTime GridGroup
  • Added column chooser in the integrated context menu (visible
  • Added persistence configuration (save / restore -sort of)
  • much more …

You can take a look to the full version history to know more about all changes concerning this big update.

Project’s location

As it is an open source project, following the general move the repository is now located at GitHub. You can access to the source following this link : https://github.com/Cocotteseb/Krypton-OutlookGrid

Continue reading

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New website – again

After nearly 7 years, JDH Software website just has been redefined. It is a new start for us that is coming with new applications.

The revamped version comes with responsive design that will fit well on mobile devices and tablets. I hope you will enjoy the new design ! Great browsing 🙂

New website - HomePage

New website – HomePage

Old Website - Homepage

Old Website – Homepage

PS: if you meet a bug do not hesitate to write me back !

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Krypton OutlookGrid 1.0.1 released

JDH Software is happy to present its new product Krypton OutlookGrid.

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It is a customized version of the .NET Winforms DataGridView (C#) that allows multi-grouping and multi-sorting.
It is based on the OutlookGrid from Herre Kuijpers published on CodeProject and the Krypton Toolkit from ComponentFactory. The project is published on CodePlex.

 

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Status and new product revealed FeedXT

After several months years without anything new out I would like to assure you that we are still alive. 🙂

JDH Software takes a new direction. We will no longer be focusing only on mobile devices but also on desktop and tablets (especially with the upcoming Windows 8 release).

With the successful release of Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming Windows Phone 8, current Windows Mobile product will receive a last update before being “ceased”.

We are now concentrating on Windows Desktop platform and we will jump into Windows Phone 7 a bit later. The target is to focus on the Microsoft ecosystem with the use of Microsoft .NET Framework.Currently three applications are under development for Windows PC.
The first of them is an application I have made for my own needs and it is quite common : a rss reader. However there are two particularities : it can be synchronized with your google reader account and it is organized with a ribbon structure. More news in a few weeks.
If you are interested to participate into the beta just drop me a mail or use the contact form in the main site, support section.Here is a sneak peak :

Update : FeedXT will never see the light as Google Reader has been closed. Other alternatives using Feedly are just popping around the web. What I learn from the Krypton Components will be reused in a new app.

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Inno Script Studio (Update 05/05/13)

When building applications for desktop there is a time when you need to build an installer for your customers. You have several choices :

  • MSI installer : this one from Microsoft is directly integrated in Visual Studio and is powerful for advanced tasks. However the installer feels slow on runtime and is not really “eye-candy”.
  • NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) : this is a really nice open source solution. I use it for my current products but it appears to be no longer developed as the latest update is December 2009. So it is time to find another solution up to date.
  • Inno setup : it is a free solution which is still being developed. It looks really similar to NSIS but it does support the latest changes for the Windows platforms.

There are many other solutions available but I will stop here because Inno Setup meets all my needs. The main drawback of this choice was the lack of an editor.


But that was before our friends at Kymoto Solutions release their new product called Inno Script Studio.
It is a graphical free editor which provides everything you need when building an installer such as debugging tools, a syntax highlighter, …
ISS really speeds up the development of an installer.I strongly advise you to give it a try !

To finish, a small nice detail for french readers : ISS is fully translated in french and I would like to thank Kymoto for letting me do the translation.

Update 05/05/13 : A new version has been published (v 2.1). There are lots of improvements and changes. The best way to see what’s new is take a look here. I’ve also updated the french translation to the latest version available (and have made some improvements too). The translation is 100% complete can be downloaded on the website.

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