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Old 12-30-2010, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default E-Book Reader for Zune HD V1.0

Hi,

This is my First application. I have put in a lot of learning efforts and have made this working. I hope you will like it.

I have added bookmarking functionality, jump to specific page.

First of all thanks very much to the existing ebook reader developed by netrix, i learnt how to display the books in the screen from that solution only. It helped me a lot in learning.

Here are some caps of my application. Sorry the snaps will be crude as i made them in paint.











I have posted more instructions and about the workings of the application in my blog. Please get the code from there and let me know how it is.

There might be bugs, please let me know as soon as you find them.

Project Home page: E-Book Reader Project

Instructions to install: Instructions

E-Book Reader Workings: Application

Please give me your valuable comments. I hope this will help many like me who are waiting to read some ebooks in zune hd.

If you find any issues please add them in the project issues list. so that it is easy to track for me and close it. Issues page: Report Issues

Thanks,
Dinesh

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:50 AM   #2
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Wow. This is a quality app. Great job you did with it, and it should be in the Zune software.




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Old 12-31-2010, 05:52 AM   #3
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Thanks autopilot. Glad you liked it. I hope it will be usefull.



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Old 12-31-2010, 06:02 AM   #4
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thanks for the amazing app dude... so what formats does it support?




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Old 12-31-2010, 06:54 AM   #5
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It doesn't work entirely. When I started it from VS08 I didn't let me process any of the books so I restarted my Zune and just let it start from there. Now those books which I tried to process at my first try don't work and the books I didn't work fine.

I also can't process the book that I added myself.



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Old 12-31-2010, 07:21 AM   #6
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Hi,

Can you please tell me what were the file names.?

Please try renaming it. dont add any spaces, just keep the filename as small as possible.

I dont know why it happens.. sometimes i am getting system.Io error while reading the book. and if i change the file name it doesnt happen.. dunno the root cause.

Other than this error can you please tell me how was the overall experience.

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thanks for the amazing app dude... so what formats does it support?
Only .txt files as of now

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:01 AM   #7
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On further use, it works fine with the books I added, but some of the book excerpts that came with it (Half Blood Prince) won't process (it will process and then say it hasn't been processed), and it seems that after you try to process them unsuccessfully, the app will crash when you tap on their book names. The crash gives error "error in start_root."




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Old 12-31-2010, 11:03 AM   #8
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HI, even i had the same problem with half blood prince, i renamed it like halfbloodprince.txt. now its working fine..

i really dont know whats th relation with that error and bookname, but it seems to work if we keep the book name as small as possible.

Can you please try renaming your books to small names also and let me know if it works.

Also if you get start_root, then it means there are some temporary files created, and they are corrupted. i ll give an option to clear them in next release. as of now renaming the file will fix that problem too. please keep the book name smaller without any space.

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Old 12-31-2010, 11:12 AM   #9
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oooohhhhh, this looks much shmexier then the other ebook readers, I'll have to try it out.



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Im getting this error

Error 1 Unknown error during method invoke. 0 0



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At which point do you get this error?



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At which point do you get this error?




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Old 01-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #14
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i wosh there was a way to delete bookmarks and books without having to delete the app and then re-whatever its called.



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Old 01-10-2011, 05:08 PM   #15
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I'm guessing that this still only supports txt files. Unfortunately whoever uploaded all of my PDF's did so by scanning the pages instead of typing it, so this app is kinda useless to me. This, however looks very polished and adds functionality to the existing E-Book Reader, the old reader got me through all of the Halo books, so if I ever feel like reading another e-book I will be sure to download this.






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Old 01-10-2011, 05:38 PM   #16
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looks pretty cool. know any good sites i can acquire ebooks from?

EDIT: your home page doesn't support internet explorer >=(

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Not bad apps,
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Only .txt files as of now
Seifer, it's only support txt files, maybe PDF support will be better



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I'm guessing that this still only supports txt files. Unfortunately whoever uploaded all of my PDF's did so by scanning the pages instead of typing it, so this app is kinda useless to me. This, however looks very polished and adds functionality to the existing E-Book Reader, the old reader got me through all of the Halo books, so if I ever feel like reading another e-book I will be sure to download this.
you can actually convert PDF files to .txt files very easily using a windows program called Zilla Pdf converter. search it on google.



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When do you think you'll be able to read .pdb files with it, or does someone have a pdb - txt converter?



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When do you think you'll be able to read .pdb files with it, or does someone have a pdb - txt converter?
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you can actually convert PDF files to .txt files very easily using a windows program called Zilla Pdf converter. search it on google.





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