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Domino tries to emulate the Windows 8 Start Screen you can see all over the internet nowadays.
This is a project started by me and now became Dejco's as much as mine with all his contribution.

Changelog:
version numbering has been also changed, most recent is RC2!
v0.5.4.0 (RC2):
- new tile framework
- moving the tiles with mouse
- new tiles config file (xml)
- hooking start button of Windows (optional)
- upon application crash, you're able to start Domino in Safe Mode (this will erease all your settings!)
- when "going to settings dialog and not changing the background colors, it set it back to white" bug fixed
- new animation when loading fullscreen tile or going back to tiles view
- improvements in the code
- fixed add/remove tiles function on settings dialog (with the new tiles framework it was not working)
- added threading (faster loading) to several tiles
- new Gmail tile with fullscreen ui (settings & mail preview of the last few mails)
- new pictures tile (no fullscreen ui yet but improved code with threading so much faster)
- less memory & cpu usage
- error reports are now saved to Domino\Logs\Error\ folder
(release is not available via update at the moment, please download it from here - please make sure to delete previous version of Domino!)

1.1.0.0
- code clean-up and optimization
- bug fixes
10/08/11:
- show desktop under tiles option - side bar issue has been fixed
29/08/11:
- with new animations you can get more from the real feeling of windows 8 start menu (u012 update) - thanks a lot to Dejco for the contribution again!

1.0.2.1 (via updater, please see below, latest version BETA 2):
- updater version changed to 1.2
- application now able to update tiles and the updater itself
- while updating, you'll see the update number (uXXX) and a short description of the update
- added Update histroy
- updates are coming from JoeJoe.org server now, thanks a lot to JoeJoe
- updater is now able to install multiple updates (please download it from below link)
- about tile has been added as well
- due to changed updater, the update script has been changed
3/07/11:
- ability to add background image as wallpaper instead of fixed colors (improved way of using this feature)
- date and time is now showen according to your current cultural settings in Windows (thanks dejco for the tip!)
- ability to disable automatic updates
4/07/11:
- new feature: multiple pages for tiles with page indicator
7/07/11: BETA 2
- improved tile page load speed
- updated updater (v.1.3)
- bug fixes
17/07/11: RC1
- window sits on desktop (on activation, it might come to front, i'm trying to fix this issue)
- animations
- gmail tiles loads gmail or e-mail client on click
- FB tile loads FB
- net "hungry" apps should not "stop working" if no internet connection alive
- bug fixes

1.0.2.0:

- .net framework version check on startup added (silent, only visible if you don't have the required .net framework version)
- Error reporting added
- Auto-updater added
- Main window's background colors can be changed through settings
- sidebar and clock disappear animation is speeded up (almost not visible)
- application icon added (supports vista/win7 icon scaling)
- bug fixes
- CurrentWeather tile has been removed
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adni18 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I wanted to try it but crashes for me too, I got this error: (Windows 7 - 64 bit):

Domino by ~dotnext



An unhandled exception occurred: Collection index must be in the range 1 to the size of the collection.

at Microsoft.VisualBasic.Collection.IndexCheck(Int32 Index)
at Microsoft.VisualBasic.Collection.get_Item(Int32 Index)
at Winamp.Tile.Tile_Loaded(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(Object target, RoutedEventArgs routedEventArgs)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastEvent(DependencyObject root, RoutedEvent routedEvent)
at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastLoadedEvent(Object root)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
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gauravpcs007 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
how to use
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gauravpcs007 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
how to use
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
new updated version of Domino is available here:
[link]
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this with your allowance, or is it stolen?
[link]
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
hey, thanks for the notice! it's with my allowance, and it's not stolen of course :) .Next is our new "company" name with Dejco since both of us works on Domino from now on. In fact we can thank the lovely new w8ish interface and a lot of tiles to him. Without his help, Domino wouldn't have gotten this far :)
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, i didn't know this.I didn't want to attack anyone.I knew it was your work, and thought it was stolen. I'm glad it isn't.:)
Domino is great, and i think two talented artists will bring it forward.So good luck for the future.:D
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this with your allowance[link] or is it stolen?
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Version 0.7.2 is released via update (update number: u014).

This update brings you multilanguage support to Domino, 2 languages included: English and Hungarian. If you want to translate the app to your own language, open the Languages\English.xml file from Domino folder and transtate the <content> tag of each item found in the xml. Save as yourlanguage.xml to the same folder.

When changing language, not all text will be translated until you restart Domino.

Please note that the multilanguage support is only applicable for the application core and not for the tiles as well. Each tile has to support multilanguage on its own. The default tiles that come with Domino will support multilanguage as well soon.
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SubCultureB Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
És tud magyarul? :D
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
A core angol ebben a pillanatban, a tile-ok pedig olyan nyelvűek, amilyenre a programozó készíti őket. Az csomagban található tile-ok angol nyelvűek. a multilanguage support is érkezik hamarosan :)

The core of the application is English, the tiles are in the language the programmer writes (or add) them. The tiles coming with the application are also English at the moment. The multilanguage support is coming soon :)
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
jah, még annyi, hogy a dátumok, napok nevei, stb lokalizálva vannak és az oprendszertől kapja az infót a progi.

additionally, the dates and name of the days, etc, are localized already and the app gets the information from the operating system.
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SubCultureB Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Szép munka, sok sikert a további fejlesztéshez! :)
Great work! Good luck for the development!
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
köszi szépen!

thanks a lot! :)
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Sk8rDude7 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is neat!
is this an alternative to explorer.exe or is it sortave like rainmeter... ?
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
thanks! nah, this is not an explorer alternative, it's only a - let's call it like this - start menu :) you can think of it like rainmeter but this is only emulates windows 8's start menu/start screen
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Sk8rDude7 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the more accurate description.. =D
is it heavily configurable, or have lots of options ?
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
well, you can set up everything you'd like. you can write your own tiles if you know vb.net or c#.net, i'm working on html tiles, you can move the tiles around, you can change background and that stuff. try it for yourself
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scritperkid2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
very nice, could you give me a link to the backgroud. i want to change my win 8 start screen background to this one!
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
which one you mean? :O
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scritperkid2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
sorry, i meant the one in your screenie, the blue one. that ones way better than the default green on windows 8.
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
that's not an image, that's 2 colors mixed in gradient done by the application, sorry
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scritperkid2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
thats alright
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:iconreb70:
reb70 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Orommel latom, hogy egyre tobb magyar probalkozik ezen a teruleten. Ez tetszik.
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
köszi! :)
thanks :)
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
update release via the updater as well
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sujayg2008 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
looks awsome...will try
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
thanks :) go ahead, no harm :)
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Works fine. Does the original has the same mouseover effect?

This is really GREAT work.:D

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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
hey,

thanks for the feedback. actually a minor bug has already been reported but i'll fix that tomorrow :) nothing big.

i guess the original does not have the mouseover effect and i also removed it for a few tiles already :) not used win8 that much but will and will improve Domino further :)
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, i will stay tuned. Very promising project.:)
You are the creator of VSE7 right?
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WhitePhantom030 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool :thumbsup:
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
thanks!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great. Gonna try it asap.:)
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
thanks! just go ahead, won't harm and at least you delete it :)
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no reason to delete it. Works good so far. Crashed one times til now.
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:iconfogelsoft:
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
can you please send me the log? it's located under Domino\logs\error\ folder. i wanna take a look into it.
thanks!
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. Here it is:

An unhandled exception occurred: Invalid URI: The URI is empty.

at System.Uri.CreateThis(String uri, Boolean dontEscape, UriKind uriKind)
at System.Uri..ctor(String uriString)
at Videos.FullScreenUI.FullScreenUI_Loaded(Object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.RoutedEventHandlerInfo.InvokeHandler(Object target, RoutedEventArgs routedEventArgs)
at System.Windows.EventRoute.InvokeHandlersImpl(Object source, RoutedEventArgs args, Boolean reRaised)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEventImpl(DependencyObject sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
at System.Windows.UIElement.RaiseEvent(RoutedEventArgs e)
at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastEvent(DependencyObject root, RoutedEvent routedEvent)
at System.Windows.BroadcastEventHelper.BroadcastLoadedEvent(Object root)
at MS.Internal.LoadedOrUnloadedOperation.DoWork()
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireLoadedPendingCallbacks()
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.FireInvokeOnRenderCallbacks()
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandlerCore(Object resizedCompositionTarget)
at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.RenderMessageHandler(Object resizedCompositionTarget)
at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Int32 numArgs)
at MS.Internal.Threading.ExceptionFilterHelper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate method, Object args, Int32 numArgs, Delegate catchHandler)
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fogelsoft Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
heck, i fixed this in a previous update, it seems either you did not install that update or i included the wrong videos tile in the package :) please configure the videos tile before trying to move it to full screen mode - that's a temporary solution but works.

on the other hand, a new videos tile is on the way with a bit more funtions, that i think everyone will enjoy more than the current one :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. Take your time to finish your great work.:)
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