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An API of some sort?

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helmutjd
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This is something I've been mulling over for some time now... it's still kind of a half-baked idea and I'm not sure what the best way to implement it might be (or if it's even a reasonable request) but I was thinking it'd be really handy to be able to integrate with DF from third-party applications to display custom "stuff" on the taskbars of secondary monitors.

In its simplest form, this could be something as basic as some kind of system tray support for the DF taskbars. Or, it could be something like the Windows taskbar's "custom toolbar" support. Or maybe even an API of some sort (even if it were as simple as just posting messages to a DF-managed window handle) through which we could create/remove task buttons (or tray icons) and associate mouse click handlers with them.

Granted this wouldn't be useful for everyone, but it would open up the possibility of third-party DF add-ons and yield great hacking potential for programmer geeks like myself. :)
Mar 19, 2010  • #1
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Kevin F.
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I can't see this getting into DF anytime soon, however I wouldn't rule it out for a much later release.
Mar 20, 2010  • #2
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helmutjd
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Yup, it's not something I expected to receive a high priority, just a thought for down the road sometime.
Mar 20, 2010  • #3
jerone's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I like to have some sort of API too. That way someone can make the much requested clock.
Mar 20, 2010  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
It would take more than an API to allow someone to integrate a clock with the DF taskbars, unfortunately. I have thought about something along the lines of an API for interacting with DisplayFusion, but the major version (3.2) will have some close. It will have command line support that can be invoked even while DF is already running. You will be able to use it to trigger DF actions (wallpaper changes, enable/disable features... etc) from external applications. I hope this will fill the gap until a proper API is developed, but I don't have that as a high priority item right now.
Mar 20, 2010  • #5
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