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GameLense - A project that I saw in a dream, so I made it.

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GameLense is an application I had a dream about two nights ago. So I woke up and immediately started coding. After about six hours I felt it was working well and I decided to release it for you guys. This is just a for fun project, it's free to use and free to share without anyone you like. (It's possible I may release the source code on GitHub)

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You need to have the .NET Framework 4 installed, but don't worry if you don't have it. The installer automagically installs what you need for you. :)

So what does it do? You just select the platform you want to view the games on and it loads the relevant information. Title, release date, basic plot of the game. You can also click on the image to be taken to the game Giantbomb page, or the small YouTube icon to be taken to a gameplay video of the game.

Here's the download link.
http://www.multiupload.com/7PLVOP2V0G

Note: This application has no viruses, trojans or any other nastyness. Scan it if you like.

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EnvXOwner Icon

13 May 2011 - 12:12 PM
Did you make a database and stored all the information or are you using a database that already has a bunch of games? If it's the first you could make an option in the program for someone to add a game. Just a suggestion!
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Sergio Tapia Icon

13 May 2011 - 12:23 PM
It fetches information from an online source. Nothing is saved locally.
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Sergio Tapia Icon

13 May 2011 - 12:24 PM
Also if you guys have Reddit accounts, please lend an upvote so more people can see it and suggest improvements. Thanks!

http://www.reddit.co...n_a_dream_so_i/
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bflosabre91 Icon

13 May 2011 - 12:28 PM
looks great man, id like to see how you go about getting the info. idk if its because im on XP but the container doesn't stretch when you change the window size or go full screen. good stuff though
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Sergio Tapia Icon

13 May 2011 - 12:31 PM
Ah crap! :lol: I completely forgot to disable resizing! It shouldn't let you resize.
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Curtis Rutland Icon

13 May 2011 - 04:06 PM
Well, I upboated you. Would you consider extracting the parsing part to a library? If so, I'd be willing to collaborate on a WM7 and/or Silverlight version.
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Sergio Tapia Icon

13 May 2011 - 05:51 PM
It would be awesome to make a WP7 version. :) Do you know if HtmlAgilityPack has a WP7 build or if there is something similar in WP7?
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Curtis Rutland Icon

13 May 2011 - 08:24 PM
There's a solution in the HAP source on Codeplex called HAPPhone. From what I gather in the discussions, it's a solution you can build for W7P. You can't use the XPATH stuff, but you can use LINQ.
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Munawwar Icon

14 May 2011 - 12:40 AM

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The installer automagically installs what you need for you. :)

How is that done? I thought .NET redistributable has to be packed with the installer.
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Sergio Tapia Icon

14 May 2011 - 06:08 AM
I'll write a small blog post about it, it's remarkably simple! :)
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Bienvenidos! I'm a USA ex-pat living in Bolivia for the past 10 years. Web development is my forte with a heavy lean for usability and optimization. I'm fluent in both English and Spanish. I guest write for the popular Python website Python Central. Visit my website.

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