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Domino by fogelsoft Domino by fogelsoft
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.

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!)
- code clean-up and optimization
- bug fixes
- show desktop under tiles option - side bar issue has been fixed
- 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! (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 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
- 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
- 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

- .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)
gauravpcs007 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
how to use
gauravpcs007 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
how to use
fogelsoft Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
new updated version of Domino is available here:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this with your allowance, or is it stolen?
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 :)
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
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this with your allowance[link] or is it stolen?
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.
SubCultureB Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
És tud magyarul? :D
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