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Ticker Control

Hi All

Does anyone know of an LED style ticker control that I can use in my
application?

I can find lots of examples of ticker controls, but no LED ones.

Kind Regards,
Steve
Apr 15 '06 #1
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"Steve Amey" <steveamey@_removethis_hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi All

Does anyone know of an LED style ticker control that I can use in my
application?

I can find lots of examples of ticker controls, but no LED ones.

Kind Regards,
Steve

Apr 15 '06 #2
On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 18:53:04 +0100, "Steve Amey"
<steveamey@_removethis_hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi All

Does anyone know of an LED style ticker control that I can use in my
application?

I can find lots of examples of ticker controls, but no LED ones.

Kind Regards,
Steve


One simple way is to just use an "LED/LCD" or "DIGITAL" style font in
any existing control that you may have that has a Font Property.

Gene
Apr 15 '06 #3
But that would only work if you embed the font into the application or if
the client has that font already.
"gene kelley" <ok**@by.me> wrote in message
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On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 18:53:04 +0100, "Steve Amey"
<steveamey@_removethis_hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi All

Does anyone know of an LED style ticker control that I can use in my
application?

I can find lots of examples of ticker controls, but no LED ones.

Kind Regards,
Steve


One simple way is to just use an "LED/LCD" or "DIGITAL" style font in
any existing control that you may have that has a Font Property.

Gene

Apr 16 '06 #4
On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 22:08:45 -0400, "Scott M." <s-***@nospam.nospam>
wrote:
But that would only work if you embed the font into the application or if
the client has that font already.

I would simply include the font file in the deployment package and
install it on the user's system.

Gene

"gene kelley" <ok**@by.me> wrote in message
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On Sat, 15 Apr 2006 18:53:04 +0100, "Steve Amey"
<steveamey@_removethis_hotmail.com> wrote:
Hi All

Does anyone know of an LED style ticker control that I can use in my
application?

I can find lots of examples of ticker controls, but no LED ones.

Kind Regards,
Steve


One simple way is to just use an "LED/LCD" or "DIGITAL" style font in
any existing control that you may have that has a Font Property.

Gene

Apr 16 '06 #5
>
I would simply include the font file in the deployment package and
install it on the user's system.

And you pays than the bills from the ones who license the fonts I assume.

Fonts are not free, they have copyrights

Cor
Apr 16 '06 #6
On Sun, 16 Apr 2006 07:06:09 +0200, "Cor Ligthert [MVP]"
<no************@planet.nl> wrote:

I would simply include the font file in the deployment package and
install it on the user's system.

And you pays than the bills from the ones who license the fonts I assume.

Fonts are not free, they have copyrights

Cor

You seem to assume the worst in people.

There are certainly a number of copyrighted, commercial fonts that you
can purchace licensing for. There are also a number of freeware fonts
around that carry a disclaimer that one is free to use as one sees
fit. It is also possible to create your own fonts if one has the
inclination to do so. In this particular case, searching freeware
fonts is likely the best alternative.

Gene
Apr 16 '06 #7
Steve it would cost more in coding but what about building small jpg
files. Create one for each number and letter you want to display. Then
depending on the ticker condition display the jpg file in a picture
control. It would seem to be rather simple with some conditional
coding. For example if the time ends in one then the right most digit
would display the 'one' jpg. No need for fonts or other external
components. You may even be able to market it as a custom control
yourself.

When I first read your question I thought it was a single LED like an
indicator. Then when I read further and associated the ticker with the
'LED' I assumed it was a 7 segment LED you were talking about. In
either case just use a graphics editor to create the 'look' you want
for the display. Make 10 of them (0 - 9) and display only the correct
one in the picture boxs. If it's a jpg file they will stretch and
shrink so the size of the picture box will control the size of the
image.

Hope this helps.

Bob
Steve Amey wrote:
Hi All

Does anyone know of an LED style ticker control that I can use in my
application?

I can find lots of examples of ticker controls, but no LED ones.

Kind Regards,
Steve


Apr 16 '06 #8

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