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grahamt


Joined: 05/05/2009 11:54:24
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OK, finally I think we've sorted out the solution to launching Bitmeter with the Profile in the application's folders rather than in Application Data. It doesn't require a BAT file: all it needs is a standard Windows shortcut definition. This is how it's defined in the shortcut I have created on my thumb drive, where the thumb drive is defined to drive letter H:

H:\Applications\BitMeter\BitMeter2.exe -D ".\Profile"

So, all you need to do is right-click where you want the shortcut created and select New > Shortcut. Go through the procedure to create a shortcut and when you've browsed to the Bitmeter executable, before moving on, add the extra parameters to the Target definition. That seems to work!
Anonymous User



I just wanted to add my appreciation of this lovely program. I've been a user of the payware 'NetGrid' since my Windows 2000 days but the program -- or at least the last version I had a license for -- was giving me grief under Windows 7. The authors of NetGrid have abandoned the Windows scene in favour of the Mac so I was on the hunt for a replacement, and yours is by far the closest in terms of being able to replicate the look and feel of what I was used to.

While I would agree that the ability to monitor only internet traffic and not LAN traffic would be handy, it's by no means a deal breaker for me. After all, the program I've been using for 9 years didn't do that either! The only thing I would add to the request list would be the option to display the Graph Maximum Value at the top-left as opposed to the top-right of the graph window. I have my semi-transparent, click-through enabled graph near the top-right corner of the screen so it covers part of the title bar and part of the menu bar for maximised windows. Where the Maximum Value is currently displayed puts it right over the X button and while it's readable it's a bit unsightly. If the readout were on the left, it would sit on a blank part of the title bar.

Other than that, no complaints whatsoever. Thanks again for a wonderful little program.
grahamt


Joined: 05/05/2009 11:54:24
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OK, finally got this to work, after a fashion, but not for U3, only for PortableApps. I'm now dropping U3 anyway as it appears no longer to be getting the support it needs.

I'm running Rel 2 Beta Build 3 of the PortableApps platform, on a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 8GB thumb drive. Because of the changes to Bitmeter2 to save application data to the AppData folder it isn't "portable" out-of-the-box. However, the -D option enables portability to be restored. Launching BitMeter2 with the run-time option cannot be done with a shortcut as Windows shortcuts don't permit the use of the .\ designator to enable relocation of the executable according to the assigned drive letter. It has to be done with a .bat file but not as shown above. Doing it that way leaves the command window open even after the application has been launched. You have to use this syntax:

Start .\BitMeter2.exe -D .\Profile

The command window briefly flashes on the screen but otherwise the application launches OK.

To get PortableApps to launch Bitmeter2 from the .bat file rather than, as it will automatically, from the .exe file, you have to add additional information to the PortableApps\Bitmeter folder. Firstly you need to add the .bat file created as above. Then you need to add two further folders - App\AppInfo - as PortableApps\Bitmeter\App\AppInfo. In the AppInfo folder you need to create two new files - appinfo.ico and appinfo.ini.

appinfo.ico contains the icon for the application. I used IconsExtract to extract and create the icon file from the BitMeter2.exe file.

appinfo.ini contains the following:

[Format]
Type=PortableApps
Format Version=0.91

[Details]
Name=BitMeter2

[Control]
Icons=1
Start=BitMeter2.bat

With this set up, BitMeter2 will then appear in the PortableApps menu and clicking on it will launch Bitmeter2 via the .bat file with the application data saved to the Profile folder in the Bitmeter folder on the thumb drive.
rob


Joined: 19/03/2008 18:27:35
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grahamt wrote:OK, finally got this to work, after a fashion, but not for U3, only for PortableApps. I'm now dropping U3 anyway as it appears no longer to be getting the support it needs.

I'm running Rel 2 Beta Build 3 of the PortableApps platform, on a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 8GB thumb drive. Because of the changes to Bitmeter2 to save application data to the AppData folder it isn't "portable" out-of-the-box. However, the -D option enables portability to be restored. Launching BitMeter2 with the run-time option cannot be done with a shortcut as Windows shortcuts don't permit the use of the .\ designator to enable relocation of the executable according to the assigned drive letter. It has to be done with a .bat file but not as shown above. Doing it that way leaves the command window open even after the application has been launched. You have to use this syntax:

Start .\BitMeter2.exe -D .\Profile

The command window briefly flashes on the screen but otherwise the application launches OK.

To get PortableApps to launch Bitmeter2 from the .bat file rather than, as it will automatically, from the .exe file, you have to add additional information to the PortableApps\Bitmeter folder. Firstly you need to add the .bat file created as above. Then you need to add two further folders - App\AppInfo - as PortableApps\Bitmeter\App\AppInfo. In the AppInfo folder you need to create two new files - appinfo.ico and appinfo.ini.

appinfo.ico contains the icon for the application. I used IconsExtract to extract and create the icon file from the BitMeter2.exe file.

appinfo.ini contains the following:

[Format]
Type=PortableApps
Format Version=0.91

[Details]
Name=BitMeter2

[Control]
Icons=1
Start=BitMeter2.bat

With this set up, BitMeter2 will then appear in the PortableApps menu and clicking on it will launch Bitmeter2 via the .bat file with the application data saved to the Profile folder in the Bitmeter folder on the thumb drive.


Thanks for the detailed info Graham - I'm sure people will find it useful

Rob
kokos


Joined: 18/09/2009 11:19:35
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Hi! Thank you for the wonderful program!

Please, i need this:


Or "By port". (For example, port of local proxy-server - 3128 etc)

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 03/10/2009 13:27:46

Anonymous User



just wanted to say thanks for a great programme, would be good if you could implement to be able to turn off the grapg totally.
Anonymous User



Hi ,

First i must thank you for this little piece of artwork! very beautiful and handy program.

only one Request :

Statistics of the traffic on different Adapters Separately.
grahamt


Joined: 05/05/2009 11:54:24
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I've recently been installing a portable version of Digsby that uses shell scripting to move files into and out of appdata and in doing so was introduced to the Bat to Exe utility that creates executables from batch command files. It seemed to me that this would be a neater way of launching BitMeter2 than a batch command file. In doing to I also modified the structure of the PortableApps environment for BitMeter2 to better suit. I've also created a modified version of your BitMeter2 icon to incorporate a USB Thumb Drive graphic and incorporated that into the executable file and also as the PortableApps Menu icon.

It all now sits in a BitMeter2Portable directory, below which is the new BitMeter2Portable.exe launcher, the Bitmeter2 directory into which is copied all of your BitMeter2 program files, a Profile directory to contain the stored data and traffic statistics and an App\AppInfo directory containing the appinfo.ini and appicon.ico files required by PortableApps. I've packaged all of this up as a 7z file and posted it on SkyDrive in my Public folder (http://tinyurl.com/yclex93) so you can take a look if you like. I've also included a Source directory containing the original BitMeter2Portable.bat file used to create the executable.
rob


Joined: 19/03/2008 18:27:35
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grahamt wrote:I've recently been installing a portable version of Digsby that uses shell scripting to move files into and out of appdata and in doing so was introduced to the Bat to Exe utility that creates executables from batch command files. It seemed to me that this would be a neater way of launching BitMeter2 than a batch command file. In doing to I also modified the structure of the PortableApps environment for BitMeter2 to better suit. I've also created a modified version of your BitMeter2 icon to incorporate a USB Thumb Drive graphic and incorporated that into the executable file and also as the PortableApps Menu icon.

It all now sits in a BitMeter2Portable directory, below which is the new BitMeter2Portable.exe launcher, the Bitmeter2 directory into which is copied all of your BitMeter2 program files, a Profile directory to contain the stored data and traffic statistics and an App\AppInfo directory containing the appinfo.ini and appicon.ico files required by PortableApps. I've packaged all of this up as a 7z file and posted it on SkyDrive in my Public folder (http://tinyurl.com/yclex93) so you can take a look if you like. I've also included a Source directory containing the original BitMeter2Portable.bat file used to create the executable.


That's excellent, thanks Graham! - I'm sure others will find this useful
Anonymous User



HI I Want The Author To Say That Bit Meter 2 Does Not Show Download Graph & How Much Downloaded or Uploaded

IN WINDOWS 7
Anonymous User



Hi,
I would like to request a feature that keeps track of total traffic usage to different routers; I connect to different routers with different caps/limits (i.e. university routers, home routers, library routers, etc.) and I need to keep separate log of each. Thanks!
Anonymous User



I am moving the temp file on ramdisk by using Gavotte RAMdisk.
The content of Bitmeter2 set (color in the graph etc.) disappears when Windows is reactivated in this environment.
I hope for the following function additions.
Memory of position of graph
The preservation place of a set content can be freely chosen.
..restoring.. function is added to the backup function.

I'm sorry in the machine translation.
Anonymous User



Feature for isp restrictions
My connection allows me to do unlimited download and upload from 2AM to 8AM. And for the remaining time i have download limit of 1.5gb.

Currently i can only specify the download limit. Please provide feature to not measure the free traffic for a given period of time.
Anonymous User



Hi,
I've been using NetMeter but I think I am liking BitMeter's statistic displays better. Is there a way to import my previous NetMeter statistics (very simple CSV format):

Date,Download,Upload
1/7/2009,14633721438,349779719
1/8/2009,1687907709,754136317
1/9/2009,540327003,7239060
etc.

Alternatively, could you publish a quick layout of the xml file that BitMeter uses? I would think that I could probably to a quick edit on the NetMeter data to incorporate it into BitMeter's xml format.

Also, thanks for the program!
Anonymous User



Anonymous User wrote:Hi,
I've been using NetMeter but I think I am liking BitMeter's statistic displays better. Is there a way to import my previous NetMeter statistics (very simple CSV format):

Date,Download,Upload
1/7/2009,14633721438,349779719
1/8/2009,1687907709,754136317
1/9/2009,540327003,7239060
etc.

Alternatively, could you publish a quick layout of the xml file that BitMeter uses? I would think that I could probably to a quick edit on the NetMeter data to incorporate it into BitMeter's xml format.

Also, thanks for the program!


Hi,
There is an explanation of the format of the bitmeterhistory.xml file here:
http://codebox.org.uk/controller?page=bitmeter2history
good luck!
Rob
 
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