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Analog Clock - A Desktop Utility

, 16 Jan 2007 CPOL 36.6K 1.5K 22
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A simple clock that sits on your desktop
Sample Image - maximum width is 600 pixels

Introduction

This is a simple clock that sits on your desktop. The basic idea behind this program is very simple. In our 3D world, a logical place for a clock is hanging on the wall, or sitting somewhere on top of the desk. Desktop Clock aims to provide you the right time by placing a clock on your machine's desktop wallpaper. Of course, that means you will have to sacrifice some desktop space, and maybe rearrange a couple of icons.

Background

I have created this application during the study of transparent forms. We are in the Visual Age or leaving the DOS command prompt far away. So, I wanted an analog clock that has an attractive shape. After a long time, I found out some hints on irregular forms which helped me to create this round shape form. Now I have this clock and it has become one of the attractive parts of my desktop.

Technical Details

The figure below shows the basic logic behind the code:

I will not include the full source in this page - it is available for download from the link at the top of this article.

History

  • v1.1 (16/February/2006)
    • First release

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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parinit
Web Developer
India India
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