stock calendar app - going beyond basic inversion - if you're interested

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  1. Alastrionia

    Alastrionia Sourcery Themer / Designr Theme Developer Premium Member

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    Good Evening everyone,

    while looking over the stock calendar app and noticing that the stock white or inverted black for your current month is nice, and the ability to theme around it helps make it distinct, I decided to try and go a step further and really make it something special.

    so taking the androidmanifest.xml and changing all the "theme.black" back to just "theme" was the start.

    from there I went into the styles.xml and and made the following change:
    changes I made are in red. then it was just a matter of adding a custombg.png image to the drawable-hdpi folder and recompile the whole thing. so this is what I ended up with after some tinkering with colors - still tweaking it.

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    what do you think?
    I feel time well spent :D

    also, if this is something that has already been done - I didn't see / find / know of it (searched for a while but nothing came up)
     
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    Mbk Android For Life Theme Developer Premium Member

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    I think that many will love what you've done with the stock calendar.apk.... especially how you 'added' a new line of code to call the custom png (custombg)... I'm positive that we'll see all the other themers take this and run with it to further and further heights....kinda makes the stock calendar app look pretty cool now... :)
     
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    Good job man.. looks great!.. I did the same concept for the lockscreen_background on cm6.1 but that was just "used" from what I saw in a diff rom that I decompiled... but very nice work on this man... you making a full theme or already have one?
     
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    B-boy I'm currently working this into my Age Of BronZed theme on Project Elite 4.2
    actually in the middle of an overhaul on the theme, going for a metal on metal style (at least that's my hope)
    so it'll look like overlapping plates, seamless transitions from the main screen to the apps. :D
     
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    Well that's gonna he pretty sick looking man.... toss a lockscreen bg in there too if ya wanna cause doesn't pe just use the wallpaper that the user has set?...

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    ya, PE just uses the wallpaper in the background.
    once I get this all figured out, I'll take a stab at doing a custom lockscreen.
    still learning all the ropes, glad I got good buds like Mbk, Stetsonaw, Eiker83 to bounce ideas and stuff off of :)
     
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    Very cool man... Mbk is a good source IMO .... and the bg is easy... its in res/layout/keyguard_screen_tab_unlock.xml... near the top it'll say blah blah background@/#ffoooooo or something and ya just change it like ya did on this to point to a "lockscreen_background.png in drawable.. then add that to the d-hdpi folder before compiling back up.... looks better I think....

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    oh, well that is quite straightforward.
    inside the framework-res correct?

    when I get home from work, means I'll have more fun in store for me :D
     
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    Yeah framework-res.apk.... pm me if ya have any questions on it....

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    Man you guys are getting good!!!.... theming is definitely being takin up a notch....or three...:p ;)
     
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    Thanks.... lol. It's fun manipulating stuff to create a "new effect".... still wanna try for that live action pulldown tho.... I have an idea but haven't tested it yet....

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    Yeah, Alastrionia and I were just talking along those lines about having an animated background for whatever.... using a sequence of pngs to be called up by the XML basically like how the battery icons when charging are...

    doing it for a moving png like the pulldown is probably not ever really going to work, since so much has to be specified per image per movement location.... but I wouldn't say it 'cannot' be done...;)
     
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    That's exactly my idea except I was thinking the upload and download sequence in their xml.... its a fast moving cycle creating a "rotating ball or arrow" so as long as the size of the pulldown isn't too big to push a 3-6 png sequence, I think it will work....

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    yeah it just might with the pulldown, but definitely will in stationary images like backgrounds...

    but ultimately it all comes down to how much time and effort you're willing to put into it.... if I worked for Google I'd be ohh so happy to tinker like that...lol...
     
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    So in your opinion, you think on a custom "lockscreen_background_anime_2.png" for example would prob work better than the statusbar_background?... I don't know if the movin image of the pulldown would really matter tho, I think the size is gonna be the issue cause upload anime's and batt charge anime's are really small compared to the pulldown... less detail the better in this case.. I just need to figure out how to write a new xml into it and where all it needs to be done... and by "I", of course I mean "whoever"...:)
     
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