Does this affect all the EPOS terminals or just one?
Does it happen on a Sunday?
I think that the best solution is for you to physically monitor the speed degradation in person. This is a problem if your client is on the other side of the country. Also when did this begin? Has the problem always been there?
I still think becase the problem appears at a set time, points to a service running in the backgound. Get her to do a print screen of the XP machine at 9:00, 10:00 10:30, 11 and 11:30 and scrutinise the running processes. Try not to give the client too many technical tasks as this will annoy them, unless they want to pay extra for you support.
Does this affect all the EPOS terminals or just one?
I'm not too bothered about the lack of themes, because I spend a lot of time in VS or Firefox. I do think this a very reasonable request. In fact I would go so far as to say that it is a glaring ommision. People are very 'finicky' about their visual environment and the system should have a variety of themes (Some with gradients and some without for PaoloM)
My biggest gripe is the inability to change the transitions. apart from Aero Glass, the next notable thing when Aero is enabled are the subtle flips of dialogue boxes and windows.
I strongly urge you to download the latest Bag-O-Tricks from Ex MS chap Kevin Moore. All you need is C# 2008 Express and pay special attention to the transition presenter. This is one of the three central WOW features in Vista.
I am bored with the transitions in vista now, so much so that they are scarcely noticable now, because it's the same old transitions. The OS should have included all these and allowed them to be configurable (especialy a random mode - that would make things interesting). The other WOW starts now feature i.e. the switch windows, I never use. The OS should have things like a carousel view, a loads of different angles / spins. Had all these features been included, people would really have been excited. As it is, an OS centred on visual capabilites is about to have a major service pack. Whats in the service pack? Bug fixes for the system, no visual enhancements at all.
What MS fail to recognise is that to play the Visual game they are going to have top provide far much more themselves. You can't just release WPF like Winforms and expect the ISV's to come up with the goods. You have to lead from the front. That's is why Vista is perceived as a failure. This is also the problem Acropolis ran into. They realised that WPF was all about very well designed tools and they lacked sufficient resources.
This is what is lacking BIG TIME, and it's a shame that we'll probably have to wait till Vienna for this.
Creative soundard (old SB LIve digital card) causes my pc to blue screen. I then need to restart it dozens of times before it starts to work again.
The best only way to avoid problems with Vista is to buy/use Vista approved hardware. Saves time and effort but is expensive.
How did you add the icon to the project? The best way is through the ImageList component in the Visual Studio/Express toolbox tray.
Make sure you set the resolution (usually 32 Bit) for good colour, and the icon size, i.e. 16,16 or 24,24 or 32,32 etc
if you application works on other computers, then the problem is not with your application. Something else is interfearing with the PC. The fact that is occurs between a set time makes things easy because it means it's a scheduled service, like AV or backup or some application wiith a daily service that runs that is either
a) Consuming the resourses of the PC i.e. RAM, by performing a AV scan or defragments
b) There is a software conflict on the mackine (more unlikely)
Need the operating system, AV used, total RAM, and check all the scheduled tasks
Goldor wrote:Well, if I click on the e-mail button, I just get a page and I cannot join any document to it...
I doubt that if you see my code you will be able to fix the problem, the program does work when I try to debug it. I think it is just Visual Basic that has problems with building the app. It is frozen and does not build the new stuff I'm incorporating into it.
It is very, very strange...
the biggest mistake your'me making is deciding, whether if I see your code, it will be helpful.
yes it will be helpful, Visual Basic has problems buliding your
appcode. your code is the app.
Goldor wrote:Well, I cannot really post 2000 lines of code in here...
I can just tell you that this occured when I added a new item in the menu strip of my application.
I can also tell you that this occured to me before, but it normally was fixed when I rebuilt the application. Now it does not want to be fixed through this simple solution...
Ok since you cannot post it, zip it and email it to me and Webbo. We'll help you from there, just check this post for the reply though. Source code needed. You can get Email by looking on the left hand side pane, and clicking the email link.
The compromise is performance, something smart clients have in bucketloads.
Since you're maintaining an application for multiple OS's, the best thing would be to test Silverlight (watch the channel 9 videos) on those windows 2000 machines. You'll find that CPU usage rockets and in truth it's not really feasible, unless substansive performance issues are met by MS.
A WPF application can be run in a browser, this is attractive for your scenario, but there are a couple of snags. For every non Vista machine that connects to the XBAP, you get a rather long Loading...
try going here on an XP or 2000 machine http://www.00001001.ch/download/HOL/WPF_XBAP/OutlookWPF/OutlookUI%20Browser.xbap
Not the greatest of user experiences, and I've not tested this in IE6 (not sure if IE 7 works on 2000). Again these are the prime considerations you have to take into account.
never exceeds 40% load on my lame 2.4Ghz cpu with 1GB RAM running Windows XP Home. I even had MSDN Help, Visual Studio 2008 TS, and IE7 on channel 9 and other sites running in the background.
How many windows 2000 machines came with 1 gig ram. I have a client with a few hundred, and not one of them has 512 RAM never ming 1 gig. forget comparisons with home hardware and focus on business requirements. That is always the obstacle.