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Title: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on May 26, 2008, 10:48:19 AM
The NC manager is the software I wrote myself to edit the data stored in my database. Here's a few screenshots to give an impression of how it works.






(http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_00_main.png.jpg)
Main window (http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_00_main.png)
(http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_20_chart.png.jpg)
Chart window (http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_20_chart.png)
(http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_40_pm_props.png.jpg)
Placemarks props (http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_40_pm_props.png)
(http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_42_pm_map.png.jpg)
Placemarks map (http://www.history-book.net/files/ch/screenshot_42_pm_map.png)


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: theelf29 on June 22, 2008, 03:05:21 AM
From the screenshots, that looks impressive. Could I ask you what software/language you used in writing the programme?


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on June 22, 2008, 11:18:22 PM
Quote from: theelf29 on June 22, 2008, 03:05:21 AM
From the screenshots, that looks impressive. Could I ask you what software/language you used in writing the programme?


I have written it in C# for the Microsoft .NET platform. On request of TuckerResearch I have implemented an offline-version (that needs no database and works with files). If you want it you can have it. It just does not yet have all features of the online-version.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on June 23, 2008, 12:24:48 AM
Here are the maps I create with the NC manager:











(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_All_sites.jpg.gif)
All sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_All_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Anatolia_sites.jpg.gif)
Anatolia sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Anatolia_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Egypt_sites.jpg.gif)
Egypt sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Egypt_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Egypt_Levant_sites.jpg.gif)
Egypt + Levant sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Egypt_Levant_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Iran_sites.jpg.gif)
Iran sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Iran_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Kush_sites.jpg.gif)
Kush sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Kush_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Mesopotamia_sites.jpg.gif)
Mesopotamia sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Mesopotamia_sites.jpg)
(http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Syria_sites.jpg.gif)
Syria sites (http://www.history-book.net/nc_maps/NC_Syria_sites.jpg)


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: theelf29 on June 23, 2008, 07:14:58 PM
Thanks for the info. Please, if you would - I'd be most interested in checking it out.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on July 02, 2008, 10:56:28 PM
And? Does it work?
I could, btw, give you the data i have imported from the excel.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: theelf29 on September 16, 2008, 12:29:13 AM
It's an excellent piece of kit. I spent a few hours looking at it some time ago (downloading it again - computer said "no" - and, of course, muggins here didn't back up  ::) ).


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on September 24, 2008, 11:51:20 AM
Quote from: theelf29 on September 16, 2008, 12:29:13 AM
It's an excellent piece of kit. I spent a few hours looking at it some time ago (downloading it again - computer said "no" - and, of course, muggins here didn't back up  ::) ).


Oh, would you need an update?
Maybe I should implement an update mechanism into the application as well...


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: theelf29 on November 24, 2008, 01:36:24 PM
Quote from: Cush on September 24, 2008, 11:51:20 AM
Oh, would you need an update?
Maybe I should implement an update mechanism into the application as well...

It's my computer that needs an update I think lol...


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on December 12, 2008, 06:50:38 PM
I have far to little time to implement all I want in the NC manager. Right now I change the Placemarks editor so that it can also function in the offline version. I will post a note here when I have something new.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: theelf29 on January 26, 2009, 03:21:41 PM
Okay, thanks.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on January 29, 2009, 07:11:40 AM
Well, I realize now how little I have done in recent months. It really is a shame.

Oh, and a Happy New Year to you and welcome back  ;D


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Nunki on March 18, 2009, 01:16:42 PM
That looks rather impressive. Would it be possible to get a copy. If you don't have the time to add all the features you would like then I wouldn't mind having a go at adding some too. If I can find the time of course.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on March 18, 2009, 01:31:08 PM
Quote from: Nunki on March 18, 2009, 01:16:42 PM
That looks rather impressive. Would it be possible to get a copy. If you don't have the time to add all the features you would like then I wouldn't mind having a go at adding some too. If I can find the time of course.


You want my source code??? :o  ;D
Well, I will think about it. Right now I can give you the application. There is an online and an offline version, and I have already given the offline version to some people. The online version would require that you have a webspace with php/MySql installed. Or would you want to connect to my database?
And I need to check whether it still compiles...


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Nunki on March 19, 2009, 03:07:20 PM
No I don't want your source code  ::) was just an offer to help if you wanted it but I'm not really a PHP or mySQL, more C#, Javascript and Oracle. I wouldn't mind browsing the offline version though. Thanks


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on March 19, 2009, 10:29:14 PM
Quote from: Nunki on March 19, 2009, 03:07:20 PM
No I don't want your source code  ::) was just an offer to help if you wanted it but I'm not really a PHP or mySQL, more C#, Javascript and Oracle. I wouldn't mind browsing the offline version though. Thanks

oh, the php/mysql is only used to access any kind of database that my webspace provider provides. The application itself is a C# WinForms application.
I will see that it compiles and give you the application and some setup instructions.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on March 20, 2009, 03:53:31 PM
NC Manager 4.0 Local
download (see next post)

Just unpack in a new folder and run the executable. It will create its needed subfolders automatically.
Create Subnodes in the main tree using the context menu thereof.

And then ask me how the rest works ;)
And give me feedback and report any bugs...

---

Here is the data (http://www.history-book.net/files/NC_2005.zip) I have extracted for the dates collected by David Rohl.
Unzip the data into a new folder, and set the "Local Data Path" on the settings tab to the new folder and restart the application.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on January 23, 2011, 07:15:20 PM
download NC Manager 4.0 Local for .NET Framework 3.5 (http://www.history-book.net/files/NCmanager4Local-2011-01-23.zip)

To run the application you must have .NET Framework 3.5 installed on your machine.

Just unpack in a new folder and run the executable. At startup the application will create its needed subfolders automatically (which are those that can bee seen on the "settings" tab of the main window).

To create new entries please use the context menu in the tree view on the left of the main window by clicking "New Subnode".
After entering a name for the new entry you can enter the properties for the entry in the "General" and "Details" tabs of the main window:
(http://www.history-book.net/files/general.png)

On the Details tab you must select which entry type the new entry type is of:
(http://www.history-book.net/files/details.png)

The entry text can be entered in the Text tab as HTML:
(http://www.history-book.net/files/text.png)

Don't forget to save your entry by clicking the button on the bottom left.

The browser that is used to view entries is selected by double clicking the small label next to the buttons at the bottom. Right now only Internet Explorer "IE" and Firefox "FF" can be selected.

To learn more you can register at this forum and I will approve you.
You can then ask your questions right here.
I have re-enabled registration as I have received some requests about the NC Manager in recent days. Unfortunately I also receive huge amounts of of spam through this forum, which is why I had disabled registration in the past.




Here is the data (http://www.history-book.net/files/NC_2005.zip) I have extracted for the dates collected by David Rohl.
Unzip the data into a new folder, and set the "Local Data Path" on the settings tab to the new folder and restart the application.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cabby on January 24, 2011, 12:49:31 AM
I've now downloaded NC Manager into a second computer, and I am running into the same problem.  From what I can tell from your instructions, I am not seeing "New Subnode".  I am also still unable to save.

Both computers seem to have .NET Framework 4.0.  Is that a problem?  I am also wondering if my computer is missing something else.

Kindly,
Jon.  :-\


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on January 24, 2011, 01:18:48 AM
Quote from: Cabby on January 24, 2011, 12:49:31 AM
I've now downloaded NC Manager into a second computer, and I am running into the same problem.  From what I can tell from your instructions, I am not seeing "New Subnode".  I am also still unable to save.

Both computers seem to have .NET Framework 4.0.  Is that a problem?  I am also wondering if my computer is missing something else.

Kindly,
Jon.   :-\


Hmm, strange.
When the application first starts, you should be able to right-click on the "Overall Index" tree node, and then select "New Subnode" from the context menu.
You should install the .NET Framework 3.5  from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325fd-ae52-4e35-b531-508d977d32a6&displaylang=en).
However, I will provide a version for .NET Framework 4.0.

here it is:
NC Manager 4.0 Local for .NET Framework 4.0 (http://www.history-book.net/files/NCmanager4-2011-01-23-for-NET40)

Please let me know, when there are further problems.


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cabby on January 24, 2011, 05:43:27 PM
After reading your last post, I simply did not know to 'right' click on the overall index.  This is embarrassing.  :-[  I was able to get started.

I did follow your other instructions and cross referenced them with your screenshots.  I saved three kings from a chronology of mine.  Before I input too much, how do I make a chart?

Jon.  ::)


Title: Re: NC manager 4.0
Post by: Cush on January 24, 2011, 06:04:57 PM
To create a chart you need to select a tree node (entry) that has sub-entries of the types "Person", "Event" or "Period"
You right-click on the node and select "Create Chart" from the context menu.
(http://www.history-book.net/files/chart1.png)

You will then be asked whether you want to set a common color for all chart elements. For now please click "No".
The Chart dialog opens and it contains a list of the entries that can be displayed in the chart on the left.
When you click the "draw" button, the chart will be created. The program will automatically determine the "Pixels per year" value (to fit the chart into a height of 800 pixels) but you can change the value and re-draw the chart as you wish.
(http://www.history-book.net/files/chart2.png)

You can move entries from one list to the other by using the context menu of either list, then the result will be a double-chart.
In the Chart-Map tab a areamap will be created in case you want to include the chart in HTML.
You can save the listing of entries to a file and also load a file into the lists, so you can develop a chart over a period of time.
You can add entries from your data and you can new items that are not based on entries.
You can set the indentation for overlapping items.

I will soon implement a way to edit the used color scheme.

Just play around with it a little and tell me your experience.

BTW, I can of course add functionality to the application, e.g. in case you want an entirely different chart design.


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