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Glass Notepad

By theking9794
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Now check out Glass Notepad v2.0

Thank you for over 30,000 views and 25,000 downloads, just from DA!

WOW! I can't thank everyone enough! This app has been added to So[link] and has been added to DownloadTube! I didn't even ask for it either! And i have recieved an award from DownloadTube for this! This has been given the Top Software award from DownloadTube as well! Here are the links to the two new locations - DownloadTube and So[link].

Coming soon: French and Arabic translations, thanks to Abderrahmane KASSAR

I have been receiving alot of messages about pasting into this app lately, and i want to clarify some thing. If you paste using right click or the edit menu instead of CTRL+V the text will be visible, also if you do insist on pasting with CTRL+V i added a button down at the bottom that says "Color to White", if you click that it should make your text visible. Also if you try to open a file with this and nothing shows up but the app, im sorry, you'll need to use File->Open, i am still working on it taking command line arguments to open files. Any other bugs, just PM or e-mail me, i love to get suggestions, and constructive crit. (just don't go to harsh on me!)

Program: Notepad (Glass Edition)
Programmed By: Tyler J. Colby-Wolter (That's me!)
Company: Matrix Softworks™
Copyright ©: 2009

This Software is available under the creative commons liscence

Notepad (Glass Edition) is a program i made
in my spare time to try and make boring old
Microsoft Notepad look a little spiffier and
modern. It has a completely glassed surface
which goes well with the "Aero" theme on
Windows Vista and Windows 7. If you would
like the source code just PM me, i'll send you
the visual studio solution file. It is programmed
in C#.

v1.0:Initial release
v1.1:Fixed a minor bug
v1.2:Added Text Alignment

OS: At least windows Vista, but i added code to make it
compatible on earlier OSes, you just wont have the glass effect. (No, this won't work on Mac or Linux, sorry guys)

.Net Framework 3.5

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Beautiful, work, thanks for sharing

himurahmed's avatar
Wow,...i like this,...nice job
ePlays's avatar
No windows 10? ;(
FuckYouDeviantart70's avatar

Actually its works with Windows 10, but to get Glass effect you need to install Aero Glass:

also dont talk about my username, deviantart actually sucks because everytime i had to login to download stuff.

this works great... does anyone know where I can find glass sticky notes?
saffronrestaurantoxf's avatar
You made a great work.. The glass effect is so perfect..
Orangereapor's avatar
winmodder's avatar
Put in spanish please
hello, there! how can i apply this to my default notepad!!? just simply remove the old notepad and replace with this one!... thanks
winmodder's avatar
rename the old notepad as backup with any extension and rename the modded notepad with the original name (it is reverse for restore)
hi! i rename the old notepad as what you said..but it says that i'm not allowed to make any there any other way to make my notepad looks like this :)
miwwim09's avatar
great work here man but can I request for a reupload?
the links have already expired and I wanna experience for myself this new notepad for myself.

theking9794's avatar
Use the download link that is to the right side. The one that is hosted by DeviantArt. That still works perfectly, and always will. I couldn't re-upload it even if i had to though. I lost the source code a good 3 years ago (so it's not exactly a "new" notepad :P).

However... I am making a new notepad. Not a successor to this per say, as it is a different code base, but it is still a glass window. But packed with MANY more features, including syntax highlighting for if you need to write a quick script :D
You can find it on my profile, it is my featured deviation called "Codename: Ava"
miwwim09's avatar
cant seem to download the file here in DA.
somethings wrong with my internet...thx again
AfterD34TH's avatar
Niice Source ? pls ? :)
tangovirtud's avatar
Can you do the same with openoffice?? =)
Anyways, it's great. I can translate it into Spanish or Italian. Just tell me how.
theking9794's avatar
Actually, this was written from scratch, and uses no part of the original notepad. Doing something like this for OpenOffice would require me to write my own office suite.
tangovirtud's avatar
Hi there!!
I found a little program that does it. You don't even need to have aero effect, as it works on win XP.
The program is called Glass2k
It's so light that you can't believe it does it all.
lkearney29's avatar
I like this notepad and changed it out with original... but I had to change back due to its still in beta phase. For ex... you cant use it for " .ini " files ( file format for rainmeter) and a couple more. But all in all its good for jotting down things in a hurry with a little style
nitocris's avatar
This is cool, thanks for taking the time to make it!
skyninja53's avatar
does this work with note pad 2 or is it like its own notepad
theking9794's avatar
This is actually a completely separate application. I mainly wrote it as a proof-of-concept.
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