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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Bob Masta, Jan 10, 2004.

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  1. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    Just a note to let everyone know that my DaqGen FREEWARE
    Win32 real-time signal generator is finally available at
    <www.daqarta.com>.

    The self-extracting DGSetup.exe is only 227 KBytes and is
    super-simple to use. It won't mess with your Windows registry,
    nor install adware, spyware, or anything else.

    DaqGen will generate an enormous variety of waveforms in
    real-time, with full control over amplitude and frequency
    and with lots of modulation options. It can create up
    to 4 independent streams per channel (Left and Right),
    and you can even use one stream to modulate another.

    There's more info on the Website, plus DaqGen includes
    an extensive Windows Help system with detailed context
    help via right-clicking on any control.

    I'd be glad to answer any questions, and would welcome
    feedback from this group.






    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
  2. Si Ballenger

    Si Ballenger Guest

    Does it make any connection to the computer hardware for I/O
    operations, or is just something graphical on the monitor?
     
  3. Garrett Mace

    Garrett Mace Guest



    Sound card apparently.
     
  4. The help is designed with "black on default" colors. Since I use black
    as default background, all text is completely invisible.

    The install program has the same problem with the option boxes.
     
  5. If it uses the soundcard to output these waveforms, is there any intent to
    have a Linux version in the future?
     
  6. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    Uses any Windows sound card. The graphical output is simply
    to allow you to see what the sound output waveform or
    spectrum looks like.



    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
  7. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    No plans for a Linux version at this time, but I'm not
    ruling it out. Next priority is to use the sound card
    inputs to analyze incoming sounds, like my present
    Daqarta for DOS does. Hoping to have Daqarta
    for Windows ready mid-2004. I'll keep the group
    posted.


    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
  8. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    Well, I must say this is one I never thought of! There is a
    standard option in Windows Help under Options to
    "Use System Colors". Does this solve your problem?
    (Or can you even find it in the dark?) I don't know
    about what options the programmer has for controlling
    Help background, but I'll look into it. Do you have
    this problem on a lot of other software?

    Thanks for the feedback!


    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
  9. No, it makes no difference.
    "A lot" is both a relative and subjective term, but yes, it is a
    considerable problem. Web pages, though, are even worse. Fortunately,
    IE allows overriding the system colors, so many of the problems are
    worked around that way.

    I contacted Forté (they make the "Agent" newsreader) about exactly the
    same problem as yours, with a Windows HLP file. They promptly fixed
    it, so it is possible.

    The general rule is that the programmer must either control *both*
    foreground and background color, or he must leave *both* default.
     
  10. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Bob Masta[] iscrivinhated/wrotou na mensage/messagem
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    sci.electronics.basics a exatos Sat, 10 Jan 2004 21:15:55 GMT :

    Great program, Bob - those modulation options seem a rather fun thing to play
    with. :)
     
  11. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Chaos Master[]
    iscrivinhated/wrotou na mensage/messagem
    A suggestion I give is being able to save the output signal in .wav format. This
    would be useful to generate all sorts of signals for usage in LTSpice. :)
     
  12. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 22:36:26 GMT, Helge Wunderlich

    That's the puzzling thing... both *are* left at default!

    In order that I can experiment with your problem,
    can you tell me exactly what system colors you changed,
    especially the text color? Did you set Display Properties -
    Appearance - Item to Window and then set the color
    next to it to black and the Text color below that to white?

    Thanks!

    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
  13. Bob Masta

    Bob Masta Guest

    Definitely on the "to do" list already!


    Bob Masta
    dqatechATdaqartaDOTcom

    D A Q A R T A
    Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis
    www.daqarta.com
     
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