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  1. It's the only way to avoid copies in the Effects and Filetype folder. These kind of libraries are more extensions of the standard libraries. That's a standard design pattern. 😉 But that's just my opinion.
  2. Just a hint: SetWindowTheme(xxx.Handle, "DarkMode_Explorer", null); allows to switch on dark mode of forms and controls (i.e. buttons). Is also adapts scrollbars (i.e. of richtextbox or form). You still have to set BackColor and ForeColor. using System.Runtime.InteropServices; [DllImport("uxtheme.dll", SetLastError = true, ExactSpelling = true, CharSet = CharSet.Unicode)] public static extern int SetWindowTheme(IntPtr hWnd, string pszSubAppName, string pszSubIdList);
  3. Windows 10 allows to set the color of the active window title bar (AccentColor). The issue is that in dark mode the inactive title bars are much to light. To solve this you may add the AccentColorInactive key to the registry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\ I'm using AccentColorInactive=0xff595448 (together with an pale dark blue accent color). The value has to be provided in ABGR. So 0xffff0000 is blue. No reboot is required. Just activate and deactivate your windows.
  4. If people like @BoltBait and @Ego Eram Reputo think it is a mess to use OBL then there is the general question whether it makes sense to continue the development or not. It's not a big loss for me to stop the paint.net variant because I'm using most components of the lib for other applications. I just don't like to spend time if I have to fight against others in the forum. So what do you think?
  5. Nobody forces you to use it. If your effects are based on just a few settings then there is no need to do it. Be happy with the built-in PropertyBasedLibrary. There was never a public version, people just used it because there was a need. But if there is no support then there will be no public version in the future.
  6. .NET will search in different places and if will also look in the folder of the dll. It's just not a good idea to store copies of libraries everywhere.
  7. OptionBasedLibrary should always be placed in the paint.net folder and not in Effects or FileTypes. Windows dll search mechanism may be confused if the dll and dlc is not in the right place (and only there).
  8. Hi @Parbuster, if you are looking for an application to manage or organize your images then paint.net is not the tool to do this. paint.net allows you to create and edit images. It doesn't promise to do anything else. Maybe check out 'Magix Photo Manager'.
  9. I'm not sure that I can repro your case. If I'm selecting something and switch to the 'Move Selection' tool then the tool remembers the ratio. Pressing shift while dragging a corner adapts the selection to this ratio. If you change the ratio in this situation without shift then shift will still adapt to the original ration (which makes sense for me). So the selection tools define the ratio and the 'Move Selection' tool adapts to this ratio it if you are pressing shift.
  10. It looks like that you prefer to see them in an aquarium. I really like your sig.
  11. I'm so used to a trackpad that I really have issues if I'm forced to use a mouse...
  12. I guess 6 years ago, I got a Wacom Intuos Pro Wireless. I tried to use it in paint.net but it wasn't working properly (same with gimp and inkscape)(Win 7). After a short while the tablet found its rest somewhere in the cellar. Yesterday I got it again in my hands (searching for something different) and thought I should give it a try. After loading the battery and installing drivers it worked immediately on Win 10. The functionality in paint.net is limited (as we know) but the drawing is smooth. Win 10 offers hand writing for different kind of applications and the the detection rate is quite good for me. Really surprised that the battery survived 6 years without loading. Not so surprised that it works much better now in paint.net 😉 Let's hope that Rick finds some time to implement pressure sensitivity in the future.
  13. Hi @Alexey Lakutin. I can not reproduce this. Maybe post your Settings->Diagnostics to check if there is something special. If your are using a tool which catches and manipulates keyboard input then switch it off and test again.
  14. If there is some time left I will create a gif. The UGEARS models are really cool, the biggest issue is that the rubber-bands are dying after one or two years. I will show some of the models in the construction zone. Still thinking about some paint.net Maker tools which work together with the cutter.
  15. @Pixey⚠️Construction Zone⚠️ matched my 5 years gap. Thanks for the hint.
  16. Little bit off topic but the 'Insects' topic reminded me that I just assembled the UGEARS model 'Butterfly'. The rubber-band 'motor' allows the butterfly to flap the wings. I'm using a Brother ScanCutter to create puzzles and other paper models. Be inspired 😉
  17. Even if you would be from China such kind of aggression in a population destroys the cohesion in a country.
  18. Hi @RubyTuesdei maybe you changed a setting which affects the blending of the colors. Click the Settings icon and then click the Reset button in the Tools section to get the default settings of the tools. Tell us if this solves your issue or not.
  19. Menu->Image->Canvas Size... allows you to increase or shrink the canvas on the preferred edges. Increase will use the background color to fill the added areas.
  20. Hi @richardch, first press the details button in the error dialog and paste the text here.
  21. Maybe switch off the 'Keep original alpha' checkbox?
  22. Hi @Ladybug Spraying typically requires that the tool repeats a random pixel pattern as long as the mouse button is pressed. Means that it increases the density of the pixels over the time in the brush area. Is this what you are looking for? So maybe take a look to the Brush Factory plugin.
  23. You have to switch from px to cm in the status bar. The rulers will then show cm in the top/left corner.
  24. Against which ruler? The paint.net one? The paint.net one should show 12 cm, I proposed once to implement WYSIWYG if you select 100% cm or 100% inch in the status bar but I guess that's not important for most of the users and may be confusing.
  25. I still prefer local solutions. No problem to share and publish. But Google closed so many tools over the years...
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