If you haven’t heard yet there is a new WinCustomize Wiki site!
I’m putting all new tutorials there, but since the site is new it’s still a little hard to find (even with internet searches). So, I’ve decided to create an index of links to the site and my tutorials.
WinCustomize Wiki – Link
WinCustomize Wiki Tutorials– Link (There are some valuable tuts there for various programs.)
DesktopX Builder Mode for Beginners
Part 1 – Link
This tutorial shows you how to make a simple shortcut in DesktopX. You’ll create an object, apply an image and some finishing touches. It’s primarily designed as an introduction to help you get started in DesktopX Builder Mode.
Part 2 – Link
This tutorial shows you how to add a plug-in to your object and configure it. It includes some basic plug-ins such as time, date, and email.
Part 3 – Link
This tutorial shows you how to add animations to your object using states effects and images.
Part 4 – Link
This tutorial will show you how to modify a preexisting widget; from simple tweaks to a complete reconstruction.
Modifying a Theme: Downsize Resolution- Link
This tutorial will show you how to downsize a large resolution theme to fit on a smaller screen resolution.
Behind the Theme - Link
A five-part series exploring how to make some basic parts of a theme, including taskbar, system controls, recycle bin, and more.
The 4 Basics of Vbscript – Link
This tutorial is an introduction to 4 basic functions in vbscript which are most often used in DesktopX scripting. It’s primarily designed to give you a basic understanding for DXscripting.
Scripting Visibility – Link
This tutorial shows you how to control visibility and opacity through scripting. Includes a fading effect script.
Scripting Motion – Link
This tutorial shows you how to set an object’s position through scripting, and move an object constantly for the effect of motion.
Scripting Colors – Link
This tutorial shows you how to change/set an object’s color or hue through scripting; both image hue and text color.
Scripting Time Displays – Link
This tutorial shows you how to create and keep track of time displays including time of day, date, a countdown timer, and a stopwatch (or elapsed time).
Scripting a Complete Widget 1 – Link
This tutorial combines everything learned from the 5 previous scripting tutorials. It uses visibility, motion, color, and time display to create a widget that is a game. This tutorial also gives tips on how to go about your own DesktopX projects from rough idea to finalized widget.
Scripting Arrays, Constants, Functions - Link
This tutorial explains the use of arrays, constants, and returning and passing values with functions.
Scripting Groups - Link
This tutorial explains how to control a group of objects and an ungrouped collection of objects through scripting.
Scripting Images - Link
This tutorial explains how to apply images to objects through scripting. It also shows how to create a thumbnail of an image.
Scripting Parent Child Relations - Link
This tutorial explains the use of parent child relations. Links to how to create/use a mask, and it shows how to use one script in the parent object to detect user interaction with the child objects.
Scripting Scrolling Text - Link
This is a reposting of one of my older tutorials which shows, step by step, how to create scrolling text.
Creating a Slideshow Widget - Link
Building on the previous tutorials, this tutorial will show you how to make a simple slideshow widget from start to finish. The slideshow can play, pause, go forward and back, and load images on click or drag and drop.
Check back as more tutorials are added.
Be sure to check out:
Romanda's Step by Step tutorials - Link (An excellent series of DesktopX tutorials)
My older tutorials - Link
My Wincustomize Site - Link