Author Topic: DISPLAYING CHART YEAR SELECTION ONLY WORKS WITH PARTICULAR PC DATE FORMAT  (Read 606 times)

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DISPLAYING CHART YEAR SELECTION ONLY WORKS WITH PARTICULAR PC DATE FORMAT
Probably just a notation for anyone else suffering the same thing that had me scratching my head for a long time. When accessing the CHARTS function you can click on the current MONTH or the current YEAR to quickly display a month/year selection page to quickly jump to it.

Except whilst this was working fine on my true photo-kiosk jukebox, it wasn't displaying any years on my test/build machine- I just got a mostly "blank" page with no clickable years.

Skin information and graphics all seemed to be there. Nothing untoward in the debugging information. Turns out I found the answer buried in a really old post that honestly I'm not sure how I found it unless I spent a few days going through every past bug post.

If this happens to you MUST set your Windows Short-Date format to "M/d/yyyy". Otherwise, I usually prefer an Australian format (dd-MMM-yy) or a computer-nerd format where the year is first (yyyy/mm/dd) but I guess it doesn't really matter if your jukebox machine is solely used for jukebox purposes.



Not sure exactly why this is or whether Barry can "smarten up" this function (where the date format is inconsequential to the workings of ETouch) in a future release.

NEXT DECADE WORTH OF CHART ENTRIES
Although not a bug, I'll put this entry in the same post since it's tightly-related to the above.

Not sure what you expected the lifespan of ETouch would be but it's now 2019! I certainly see myself using the jukebox and ETouch to control it beyond this year.

As you can see via the picture above for the skin I use, there appears to be enough room for another decade of "year" selections even if the background didn't cater for it (there's no "20's")

But other skins may not have this room, so two things:-
  • Does this page already have the ability to have functional PAGE UP / PAGE DOWN buttons if required?
  • Probably for the skin authors - The year graphics in the various skin /images folder on my system seem to top out at 2019. Will we be delivered new images for the next decade or have access to the photoshop template for each skin so we can build our own?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 03:33:36 AM by wwwombat »