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developing a countdown external application in WPF.NET


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Hi All!

I'm developing a little utility for watchout, i'm planning to build a countdown for prepared tasks. Most of the time i've got this problem when i'm on event. My idea is to retrieve the information of 2 play command from the .watch file, one at beginning and one at the end, then my sofware calculate the difference and start a stopwatch (so not perfectly on sync but just for the countdown of the video).

Now i'm approaching how to retrieve the played task. I can use the getStatus 1 for each timeline that need a countdown, but i personally don't like this approach, i fear that many string sended could be problematic. I have seen in many discussions many png of another manual for advanced controls, is there a way to get it? Is there a specific command to get the played task? Like a sort of event launched when hitted play?

Thank you a lot

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Dataton provided a developers tool kit with documentation under the name WATCHOUT System Manager for many years. It was withdrawn due to lack of interest.

The toolkit included a functioning sample application that does exactly what you describe, it would retrieve information of all control cues (and provide that list through the user interface for quick 'goto' any control cue within a timeline). The control cues containing a 'pause' argument were used to automatically generate a countdown timer along the lines of what you describe. i.e. whenever a timeline is playing you will see a countdown timer to the next pause cue in the timeline.

To the best of my knowledge, the toolkit remains valid. However, it has not been updated since it was withdrawn, so some newer features (like Task list folders) are not supported. Contact Dataton support through the Dataton Help Center to obtain a copy of WATCHOUT System Manager.

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4 minutes ago, jfk said:

Dataton provided a developers tool kit with documentation under the name WATCHOUT System Manager for many years. It was withdrawn due to lack of interest.

The toolkit included a functioning sample application that does exactly what you describe, it would retrieve information of all control cues (and provide that list through the user interface for quick 'goto' any control cue within a timeline). The control cues containing a 'pause' argument were used to automatically generate a countdown timer along the lines of what you describe. i.e. whenever a timeline is playing you will see a countdown timer to the next pause cue in the timeline.

To the best of my knowledge, the toolkit remains valid. However, it has not been updated since it was withdrawn, so some newer features (like Task list folders) are not supported. Contact Dataton support through the Dataton Help Center to obtain a copy of WATCHOUT System Manager.

Ahah so i'm reinventing the wheel 😂

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