This is a personal project of mine that I have been working on for quite some time. It started as a Windows Forms application which I recently upgraded to the Windows Performance Foundation system. The goal of this project is to increase my productivity and simplify my work flow. My goal with this project is to create a custom user interface that allows me to run programs, access shortcuts, and quickly navigate locations on my computer with ease. It is currently still a work in progress.
My favorite part of this project is how anytime I want to add a bit of functionality, I travel down a rabbit hole of new features and functions to explore and integrate.
This shortcut menu has 30 individual customizable shortcut buttons.
Each shortcut button has two options. Either left click to enable its programmed function, or right click to open its edit menu. Selecting edit will open the following window:
At the top you will see a picture preview of what image is set to display on the shortcut button.
Below that are two textboxes(blue) and two buttons(black). The first textbox displays the source path of the image displayed.
The second textbox displays the function associated with the shortcut button.
The EditFunction button works as follows: If the textbox is empty, clicking "Edit Function" will open a file dialog box and you can navigate to your desired .exe file.If you simply want to have the button navigate to a desired webpage or file location, simply type it in and close the window to save.