Desktop Highlighter Project
Seeking to have small self executable windows based application created. The programs primary objective will be to give the user the ability to place square/rectangular boxes, highlight areas and insert text in fixed positions on the desktop. The arrangement will always be FRONT (ahead of any other applications/programs/browsers running). This will give the user the ability to view an article online via their web browser and perhaps highlight certain notes of interest, or highlight an entire paragraph/section with the rectangular tool. Inserting text will also be available. The program will be similar to Windows Paint.
As per the graphic designs provided, the program will have three main tools of use;
Once selected, the rectangular objects editable features must include; color, thickness, transparency, duplicate, and delete.
The highlighter tool will act like the windows paintbrush tool in Windows Paint. Giving the user the ability to create circles and squiggly lines as per desired. While holding the mouse button down and pressing SHIFT, the highlighter tool will make perfectly straight lines both horizontally and vertically. Thus acting more like a HIGHLIGHTER rather than a paintbrush. Its editable features must also include; color, thickness, transparency, duplicate, and delete.
The text tool is fairly self explanatory. Its editable features must include; font, size, color, transparency, duplicate and delete.
All of the editable features are accessible by RIGHT clicking on whichever desired object.
The program will operate in the following manner;
-Run self executable file,
-Press Start button
-Select tools desired and begin using them
*Note to remember: Arrangement for this program will always be Front, meaning all other programs, applications, folders, browsers ect… will be below (underneath).
-Press pause button (ll)
The pause button lets the program know you are done highlighting, squaring and texting everything you want, and to keep everything in place. You can then go back to doing whatever you wish on the computer as you normally would, having the fixed objects stay in their place. Once the pause button is pressed, the “start” button changes to “Edit”. You can then press the edit button if you wish to change/delete/edit any of the objects.
-Stop button; To clear all objects and stop using the program, simply press the “Stop” button.
-The “X” in the upper right hand corner will close the program.
-The “_” minimize button must place the program into the hidden taskbar area.
-The program can be placed into the hidden taskbar area and brought back up using shortcut key combination of; Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift + P
-The highlight Tool (middle tool) must have its transparency automatically set to approximately 65%, thus creating a transparent highlight effect. Although its transparency can also be manually set by the user simply by right clicking and scrolling down to “Transparency >”. The highlighter tool will be the only tool to have this pre-set. All other object tools will be set with a 0 transparency.
-As far as the colors, thickness, fonts and font sizes… I’m not picky about these settings. There should be about 10 different options available for each of these settings. I will not be requiring a large number of fonts and colors, the most common are acceptable.
-The program must be able to run stable on Windows7, Windows8 and WindowsXP.
11 freelancers are bidding on average $434 for this job
Hi! I am proficient in C++ and windows programming. So i can do your project. I have done similar drawing applications. If you are interested please get back to me. thank you