These are chat archives for CoraleStudios/Colore

4th
Jan 2016
Olav Alexander Mjelde
@olavxxx
Jan 04 2016 06:57
Hi there. I'm considering using Colore in an application I'm developing. I have yet to test the API but I stumbeled across it just now (or googled for it and found it, is more like it). The thing I wonder is: is it easy to "package" with the APP? eg. when I have compiled the App, will it "just work"? Also does the API have a good way to check if the user has the keyboard? I'm thinking I can show modifier keys and shortcut keys for an Application :-)
Roxas Keyheart
@roxaskeyheart
Jan 04 2016 08:07
@olavxxx You should look into ILMerge (https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=17630 & https://ilmergegui.codeplex.com) for packaging libraries with the main executable.
Brandon Scott
@brandonscott
Jan 04 2016 08:33
It's a DLL binary file that you attach alongside your application
There is a Query method that allows specific keyboard models to be validated
Olav Alexander Mjelde
@olavxxx
Jan 04 2016 09:56
Ok, that sounds like a fair/simple sollution. I saw the "target any cpu" info on github. I'm doing a bachelors while working full time, so I think my project will be a "phonetic test" (electronic test of how kids pronounce phonetics). I have already made the code for recording video and audio stream, imlemented some nice GUI in WPF. I just have do to "the rest", but then I looked at my chroma keyboard and thought: It would be a cool feature to have shortkut keys glowing in the context that they work.. eg. in a per use case scenario in the application :-) I believe shortcuts is a good idea in all applications, but I think most people forget about them. If the keyboard is glowing though, in a smart and context aware way, it would give a new insight into shortcuts and increased productivity, as well as less "mouse arm".
Brandon Scott
@brandonscott
Jan 04 2016 09:59
@olavxxx Ha that's cool, I've just written a paper for my bachelors on a similar subject
Olav Alexander Mjelde
@olavxxx
Jan 04 2016 10:11
@brandonscott heh, funny conincidence. :-)
Adam Hellberg
@Sharparam
Jan 04 2016 10:15
@olavxxx Query method documentation, for reference
Olav Alexander Mjelde
@olavxxx
Jan 04 2016 10:24

@brandonscott do you have good experience with microphones and webcameras? I investigated some yesterday and wonder if I'll purchase Logitech C920 webcam? And I need a microphone with "good value" and "good sound". I know the AT2020+ is very good, but it's quite costly in Norway.. The "Blue microphones snowball" is "ok" priced though (about 100$ in Norway). The at2020 is double that :P If I had known about this longer in advance I think maybe I would have tried to get some "sponsors" for the bachelors (hardware sponsors). But I think now it's too little time so I should just buy some stuff :-P

I'll do some audio/video manuals of the software I think.. (Electronic user manual), also demonstration videos. My current and aging webcam has terrible picture quality and horrible audio quality :P Even the logitech headset has a lot of noise and a quite narrow frequency range.