This file lists the changes between revisions of WinClock.
v1.2 - February 20, 1993
Hopefully removed bug that caused system colors not to work
on certain configurations. I now default to using the active
colors rather than the inactive colors. (I was only able to
reproduce and fis this using Windows 3.0 - if this is still a
problem, let me know what version of Windows you are using)
Completely tested and compatible with Windows 3.0. There
were a few compatability issues introduced with v1.1 that are
Removed custom colors - the clock now always uses system colors
for the background and the text. Removing this option also
eliminated a bug which caused a "COMMDLG.DLG could not be found"
message. (Custom text color is still supported by options in the
Make sure that the clock does not cover the entire caption
bar on small windows. Items on left are given preference over
items on right.
When all windows are iconized and WinClock is left homeless,
information is displayed in the WinClock caption bar. Can be
disabled by setting in .INI file.
Moved all preferences out of win.ini and into WinClock.ini.
Added new display items for displaying free memory, free
resources and free disk space on a chosen drive.
Added options for what gets displayed when and where it gets
displayed. Setup dialog is now a hideous mass of radio buttons
that allow the setting of these options. Any suggestions on a
better UI that uses standard controls would be appreciated.
Added better support for international time and date settings.
I now use the system settings for time separator, AM/PM text,
and date separator. In addition, DD/MM/YY and YY/MM/DD formats
have been added. Setup dialog now uses current date for sample.
Added option to disable invalidation of entire desktop on
machines running Windows 3.0.
Once again, I thank all those who gave me ideas and described
v1.1 - February 7, 1993
Fixed drawing problem that resulted in "ghost" clocks. This
version uses the Windows 3.1 function RedrawWindow() to invalidate
the caption of the previous window which had the clock. If
RedrawWindow() is not available (ie, Windows 3.0 is being used),
the entire desktop window is invalidated. This does solve the
problem, but it causes a noticeable flicker. I will continue to
look for a better solution.
Fixed drawing problem in very small windows - the clock would
cover the system menu and the window border. Now it will never
extend outside of the caption area.
Added date. A short click on the clock will display the date in
the caption bar for a few seconds before displaying the time again.
There are a couple of date formats available in the Setup... dialog.
Removed flashing colon when seconds are not displayed.
Added ability to position the clock on either the left or the
right of the caption bar. This is controlled by an option found
in the Setup... dialog.
Added Setup... dialog so that many options can be set at once.
Added Color... dialog. This dialog allows you to specify the
text and background color of the clock. It now defaults to using
the system colors. The Set... buttons are enabled if you have
the Windows COMMDLG.DLL (I didn't want to create a fancy color
dialog). Otherwise, type in the RGB value of the color you desire.
Thanks to all the people who contributed ideas and bug reports -
I will continue to listen and respond to all contributions.
v1.0 - January 30, 1993