Media Center Calendar Addin

Media Center Calendar Addin

Post#1 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:23 pm

Current verison 1.2.1
Version 1.1.1 released - first public release

My wife and I both use an exchange calendar. What we really wanted was a quick view of the entire month combining all our appointments onto one shared calendar and we wanted it in media center. That's where this addin comes in. There are three pieces to this addin, listed and described below.

Requirements
Outlook 2010 installed or any of the following:
Google Calendar
Windows Live Calendar
Microsoft Exchange

Widescreen display

Media Center Addin

View a full months calendar and associated details in the overview pane when selected
Skip forward and backwards move the calendar a month in the respective direction (Using skip forward/backward keys)

Media Center Background Addin

When enabled displays a single alert as set in outlook for upcoming appointments

Settings Tool
Allows you to customize the calendars you show in the addin
Allows you to customize the graphics displayed in the addin
Allows you to enable/disable the background addin
Many other settings

Install Instructions
Download and install the addin for the link below
Run the settings tool to get your initial settings
Launch media center

https://skydrive.live.com/#!/?cid=fc502126faae22c3&sc=documents&uc=1&id=FC502126FAAE22C3%21282

Let me know if you have suggestions/problems. As you may guess once you look at the addin more is to come, some thoughts listed below.

Upcoming
Week view
Day view
Attachments
CalendarScreenShot.jpg
Calendar
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Post#2 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:58 pm

Any chance of making this work with google calendar?
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Post#3 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:27 pm

Should work if you use google calendar sync to sync to outlook.

http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=89955

Edit: After looking into it a little further, I may consider adding direct support to google calendar. The api seems easy to work with. Let me sleep on it. For now the method above should work.
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Post#4 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:38 pm

After messing around with google calendar for a bit this should be easy to add. I'm working it into the addin now. I would estimate that it will be around a week or so before I get a release out, but it is coming!!
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Post#5 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:48 pm

Version 1.1.2 posted

Calendar Page
-Changes to support a bunch of new settings

Background Addin
-Changes to support a bunch of new settings
-Changes buttons to Open Calendar and Dismiss

Settings
-Miscellaneous bug fixes
-Support for google calendar
-Allows you to change more calendar images and tweak to your liking
-Background addin update interval to check for new appointments since the loading of media center
-Background image selection
-Background display items
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Post#6 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:06 pm

hi, i'm trying to use the add in with my Google calendar which is in turn linked with my windows live mail calendar. although everything displays fine in Google calendar and the web calendar seems to show in the settings app nothing shows in MC, not even appointments that are in the default Google calendar. instead i just see this:

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Thanks
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Post#7 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:23 pm

If you tilt your head 45 degrees to the right you can see all your appointments :D

Nice backdrop...
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Post#8 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:28 pm

Perhaps this has to do with date / time formats?
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Post#9 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:56 pm

not my work but it has become my fave. i got it from hack7mc. i'm UK based
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Post#10 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:35 pm

bobbob wrote:hi, i'm trying to use the add in with my Google calendar which is in turn linked with my windows live mail calendar. although everything displays fine in Google calendar and the web calendar seems to show in the settings app nothing shows in MC, not even appointments that are in the default Google calendar. instead i just see this:

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Please provide me with the log. C:\ProgramData\OutlookCalendarAddin\log.log
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Post#11 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:35 pm

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Post#12 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:53 pm

Version 1.1.3 posted

-Fixes a bug with google calendars
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Post#13 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:54 pm

bobbob wrote:here you go http://dl.dropbox.com/u/39548367/log.log

thanks!

Try version 1.1.3
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Post#14 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:47 am

well it works but unfortunately it doesn't bring in the data from the imported calendar. would it be possible to build an interface with the windows live calendar as well?
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Post#15 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:00 am

bobbob wrote:well it works but unfortunately it doesn't bring in the data from the imported calendar. would it be possible to build an interface with the windows live calendar as well?

It's possible but not as easy as google. I'll add it to the list.
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Post#16 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:45 am

excellent! thanks
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Post#17 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:15 pm

Version 1.1.4 posted

-Adds support for Windows Live Calendars
(note: This functionality is brand new to Windows Live and is currently in beta testing from Microsoft. This functionality may break at any time. If anything happens I will update that app as soon as possible)
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Post#18 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:16 pm

bobbob wrote:excellent! thanks

Please give version 1.1.4 a try and let me know the results.
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Post#19 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:10 pm

it works perfectly thanks. even when another user is also signed into Windows Live. The only issue i'd note overall is that when i'm in the calendar view i can only ee the cursor if its over an appointment. otherwise i have to guess where it is. apart from that,perfect work!
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Post#20 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:28 pm

trying to get this to work, but no suck luck. Installed ok, went to setup Google account, put in user and PW and hit find calendar, that all works. Its when I slect the calendar from the left list and click add it doesn't do anything. If I hit remove or save button it throws an error (my guess is because no calendar is selected). In any case, seems to be an issue with the add button.
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