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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #540 on: May 06, 2022, 11:41:17 pm »

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #541 on: August 08, 2022, 11:13:23 pm »
Heya! Sorry to revive this old thread but I suppose I can ask here for one tiny extra feature to MapView?

- Dark mode !

My eyes are literally bleeding after spending so many hours on map editing/making, not mapview's fault though I should see the sun more but I found that dark mode strains my eyes a lot less, maybe that's the case for you guys as well?

Anyways, thanks for maintaining that tool after so long, eager to see if it's already in the plans or not too hard to implement!  8)

Cheers!

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #542 on: August 09, 2022, 03:23:31 am »
hey thusky,

im okay with lightmode so no plans for dark, but you *might* be able to get some relief by tweaking your OS-color settings ... (change white controls to silver, for example)


ps. creating color-schemes = surprisingly nontrivial ...

pps. I might be able to add a 'dark' option for some areas without causing color conflicts, if you want to post a screenshot or two pointing out what bothers most, (no guarantees)
« Last Edit: August 09, 2022, 03:34:51 am by kevL »

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #543 on: August 09, 2022, 12:39:56 pm »
Alright I'll see what I can tweak in windows already!

Here are a few modified screenshots to show roughly what I had in mind just in case!

No worries though I can work in mapview already, if it's too much work might not be worth it if I'm the only one asking.

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #544 on: August 10, 2022, 03:24:31 am »
ok i see

basically backgrounds of panels, and the MapTree

am trying to finish a big update on another project atm - ill take a closer look sometime, maybe implement user-options for those ...


thanks for the headsup



ps. Is the font in your MapTree really that borky... ?
« Last Edit: August 10, 2022, 03:32:38 am by kevL »

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #545 on: August 10, 2022, 05:06:34 am »
Relevant image I produced a few years back:

(source material is Dumbing of Age webcomic)

Dark theme should always be the default, just putting that out there for future reference.
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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #546 on: August 10, 2022, 10:16:32 am »
am trying to finish a big update on another project atm - ill take a closer look sometime, maybe implement user-options for those ...
Awesome!


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ps. Is the font in your MapTree really that borky... ?
You mean the front of the top view being that big? It's because I increase the size to see more clearly or did you refer to something else?

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #547 on: August 10, 2022, 12:08:37 pm »
You mean the front of the top view being that big? It's because I increase the size to see more clearly or did you refer to something else?

well, i was kinda wondering about that (screenshot 1) but more about 2

did you increase fontsize in Win OS ?

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #548 on: August 10, 2022, 01:33:22 pm »
well, i was kinda wondering about that (screenshot 1) but more about 2

did you increase fontsize in Win OS ?

I did actually! I also tweaked the font in pixel art to make some part more readable to you as a ref, even though the text on the left is pretty unreadable I'll admit!

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #549 on: August 10, 2022, 03:26:08 pm »
I did actually!

hm, not sure what to say ... i never 'trusted' changing fontsize globally and am 'scared' to even try it (for myself). I mean, .net gives the programmer all sorts of control over the layout of his/her app, but then respects an OS setting that essentially says "Here, put this 15" tire on a fiat rim ..."

i mean, I see the user-side of the argument: monitor resolutions are getting huge these days (im running 1920x1080 and fortunately i like small fonts - but im also farsighted and have to wear reading glasses)

so ... How much space should a programmer allocate among controls to account for an arbitrary change of the fontsize in a label? Why doesn't .net TreeView handle the OS change better than that? If I change font-scaling on my OS and open some apps, are the locations and sizes of the apps going to change in the Registry?

and a change like that has the potential to crash the OS, which can be an absolute nightmare (been there)

... just some rhetorical questions, i guess. I'd have to take the deep dive and be prepared to bite the snake before venturing into that particular jungle, if you know what i mean :)


Anyway, backcolor and forecolor changes should be easier,

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #550 on: August 10, 2022, 08:16:15 pm »
Yeah background/foreground color is what dark mode is all about, font size wasn't my request it was to make things more readable to me and you ahah.

Thank you so much for your time!

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #551 on: August 11, 2022, 08:18:54 pm »
is it possible to do a LOFTEM view on mapview? dunno if already was discussed but that would be gold!

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #552 on: August 12, 2022, 04:08:40 am »
haha yeah, uh no

(not by me anyway)

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #553 on: August 12, 2022, 06:52:24 am »
@thusky so far so good ...

[edit] oh its beginning to look lovely (screenshot2)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2022, 09:06:43 am by kevL »

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Re: MAPVIEW upgrade
« Reply #554 on: August 12, 2022, 02:30:01 pm »
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oh its beginning to look lovely (screenshot2)

It's awesome! I'm sure your work will benefit many other modders as well, big thanks KevL!