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hi guys,

is there a plugin such that when you receive SMS / e-mail, another background will pop and the "You have x SMS / E-mail" is shown on the background. I saw something like that on missed calls.

I think it's a nice idea for those who are heavy texters.

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Yes, I believe that the Orange plugin has something of the sort, but is there a plugin that can be installed on non Orange phones like mine which is an O2 XPhone? :roll:

This would be really great!

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should be possible - simply make the sms pluging so big that it fills up the whole screen - i'll do later and come back...

cheers, lutz

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funny lutzh. i'wait for your plugin.
thanks.

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should be possible - simply make the sms pluging so big that it fills up the whole screen - i'll do later and come back...

cheers, lutz


You know what else would be nice is a Continues alert when you receive an SMS until you acknowledge it. Think you can bust that out and come back later too? :)

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should be possible - simply make the sms pluging so big that it fills up the whole screen - i'll do later and come back...

cheers, lutz


You know what else would be nice is a Continues alert when you receive an SMS until you acknowledge it. Think you can bust that out and come back later too? :)


That way you can wake up in the morning and your battery is totally drained ! Or you go for a dump, come back and your phone has been smashed into pieces by your office / school colleagues !
You sure about that one ? :wink:

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crafty's iCandy theme has this feature but its only for the Orange SPV E200 :)

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should be possible - simply make the sms pluging so big that it fills up the whole screen - i'll do later and come back...

cheers, lutz


You know what else would be nice is a Continues alert when you receive an SMS until you acknowledge it. Think you can bust that out and come back later too? :)


That way you can wake up in the morning and your battery is totally drained ! Or you go for a dump, come back and your phone has been smashed into pieces by your office / school colleagues !
You sure about that one ? :wink:


Maybe an alert every X amount of time. I am trying to figure out a way to replace a pager which can keep beeping until you acknowledge it.

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No stop trying to derail Lutzhs efforts with this alarm crap
Lets focus on one thing at a time, that being the popup of SMS or and once thats done Missed calls.

I love that feature on those Orange phones, now lets get something similar for us non-orange users!

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No stop trying to derail Lutzhs efforts with this alarm crap
Lets focus on one thing at a time, that being the popup of SMS or and once thats done Missed calls.

I love that feature on those Orange phones, now lets get something similar for us non-orange users!


The missed calls alert is already available on some of the fine skins provided by Midnight, check out the homescreens download forum for some of them. The calls plugin uses an image that covers the entire screen and puts the number of missed calls inside there.

Isn't the SMS plugin a default within the Smartphone 2002/2003 OS? Just wondering if all it needs is a Homescreen XML tweak?

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is there a plugin such that when you receive SMS / e-mail, another background will pop and the "You have x SMS / E-mail" is shown on the background. I saw something like that on missed calls.


You can do this on the Orange E200 or C500 using the orange plugin. You need to insert the following code into your homescreen xml:

<!-- (Hiding) Message alert Screen -->



<plugin  clsid="{A2536C54-6AC2-4c31-9542-B144B0E9D077}" height="xxx" width="100%" wrap="1" autohide="1" autoheight="0">

  <format padding-bottom="3" padding-top="40" padding-left="65" wrap="1"/>

  <format state="selected" padding-bottom="3" padding-top="40" padding-left="65" bgtext="transparent" wrap="1"/>

  <background bgimage="path to background image.bmp">

 	 <format state="selected" bgtext="transparent" bgimage="path to background image.bmp"/>

  </background>

 	 <label><text><sms/><mms/><email/></text></label>

	</plugin>

Where you need to:
- specify the height of the plugin when it appears (where i've put xxx)
- (optional) Make a background image (must be a .bmp) to appear when the plugin appears.
- The plugin is a big 'tempremental' when it comes to positioning so you have to use the padding values rather than x=".." or anything else.

This will give you a popup when you receive a new sms, mms or email and be in visable when theere are no new messages - just like the missed-call plugin. Check out my iCandy and Gant themes in the download section for examples of this in action:

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Thanks Crafty.

I will try this and let you know if this works.

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What a brilliant idea! The best thing about icandy is the pop up missed calls and new sms. If someone can design a neat screen for instance with a nice background, ie something windows related. And make it easy to install as a cab file - that would be awesome.

You need the pop up to look as though it would fit with any homescreen

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yes we are acutely aware of the orange plugin....
that is what we are trying to recreate here, that lovely overlay effect of the SMS alert, with non orange phones.

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Osiris is right, use non-orange users dont wanna miss out !

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duncanbaker wrote:

What a brilliant idea! The best thing about icandy is the pop up missed calls and new sms. If someone can design a neat screen for instance with a nice background, ie something windows related. And make it easy to install as a cab file - that would be awesome.

You need the pop up to look as though it would fit with any homescreen.



Yeah. That's mhy I am waiting for lutzh to finish his masterpiece.

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come on lump,
wheres some results?

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Okay, i use the ppc bliss home screen to match my ipaq, (sad ehh)

I've added the code shown above to the ppc_bliss home screen and it displays my customised screen but the text is at the top and the task bar buttons, signel, bluetooth etc icons are under neath, can't get em to stay where they should be.

the logo i used was just the ppc_bliss jpg with a box in tghe middle to hoild the info from the plugin.

please help, where am i goin round, i've tried changing the hieght and top padding values but nothing seems to make any difference

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@steverae - can you post your xml and images and i'll take a look :)

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I want the SMS popup real bad :)

Even considering learning how to customise plugins, I read the following on some of the documentation

"* Incoming SMS messages can be intercepted

The IMailRuleClient interface provides the ability for an application to intercept incoming text SMS messages. This interface and its methods enable developers to perform customized filtering rules on incoming messages and handle them as appropriate within their applications. "

I guess, much like the missedcalls plugin which is a part of the sysplug.dll file, a wrapper plugin dll or a new one based on the above interface could be used to capture an incoming sms and be hidden otherwise. I believe the Orange plugin has already done that in some way, wodering if any of the plugin developers out there know how to do the same for phones that do not have the Orange plugin?

Any ideas?

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