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Create a file downloading software

Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

Hi everyone,
I have been using Internet Download Manager, and its really amazing. I was just wondering if I could do something of this kind as my own personal project.
Kindly let me know if its feasible to do and do give me any pointers from where I could learn the technology involved in it ...and yes which is the best one to start off..:)
Thanks in advance..

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Re: Create a file downloading software

Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:55 AM

Yes, you could do this in Java. You would have to learn things from:

JFrame - the GUI window (with the x, full screen, and minimize buttons)
JPanel - the area that holds all the other items in the application
JToolbar - the top bar that has all the cool icons
JButton - the buttons that say "hide details", all the buttons in the toolbar, and more
JList & JTable - the complete box that says "File Name", "size", etc
A bunch of LayoutManagers in the Java Programming Language - how everything is seen on the screen
JProgressBar - the bar that loads and has the colored bar filing effect
JTree - the component that holds all the filenames in the hierarchial panel at the left
JTabbedPane - the status panel, speed limiter panel, and more.
There are much more items needed to complete a project in this complexity.
Even though it is complex, it is very possible

I have attached a photo to go off my descriptions
http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/fullscr.html

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Re: Create a file downloading software

Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:00 PM

View Postejjy, on 25 March 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

I was just wondering if I could do something of this kind as my own personal project.

Sure it's a personal project you can, more or less, do what you want. You don't need our permission to try!

View Postejjy, on 25 March 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

Kindly let me know if its feasible to do

I have zero idea on your ability, background, time frame, etc. As in no 'context'.. without context we cannot very well make that call. so, maybe?

View Postejjy, on 25 March 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

and do give me any pointers from where I could learn the technology involved in it

Being it is an internet downloader I would image learning about tcp/ip and sockets would go well.

View Postejjy, on 25 March 2013 - 01:44 PM, said:

...and yes which is the best one to start off..:)/>
Thanks in advance..

Best is relative.. best to.. what?
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