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Win7 + BingDownloader

Jun 26, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Hi, 

Are there any problems when using BingDownloader within Windows7 ? Coz I'm havin exception when I'm tryin to execute it. 

Here is the screenshot : http://yfrog.com/0wexceptionp

Coordinator
Jul 3, 2009 at 9:20 AM

This error occurs when your date format contains a "/"

BingDownloader creates files from the date for every downloaded BingImage.

I've fixed this issue in BingDownloader release 1.1

Please check it out...

Jul 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM

Seems it's not the bug that occured in my PC. Still gives me the same error message. 

Coordinator
Jul 3, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Hmm...
I don't have Win7 yet. Will try installing on my mac today and update you.

Thanks for trying my app. :D

Jul 3, 2009 at 10:13 PM

http://bing.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=29164

I have tired to download ver 1.1 many times, but it looks to be ver 1.0 after download.

receiving same error message on Windows 7 RC, when starting BingDownloader.

Coordinator
Jul 6, 2009 at 2:31 AM

Another new release available... Could you please try it on your Win 7 machine?

Thanks.

Jul 6, 2009 at 4:18 AM

Still can't http://yfrog.com/4hzs0p

Coordinator
Jul 6, 2009 at 4:33 AM

Copy BingDownloader to your "Documents" folder.

It's now running from C:\Program Files\Mozillla Firefox

BingDownloader creates a folder called "BingImages" in the same directory.

So it needs write access to where it is present.

It's better to run BingDownloader from your Desktop/Documents/Pictures folder or any place where you have access.

 

Thanks.

Jul 6, 2009 at 2:08 PM
Edited Jul 6, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Now working! Download Ver 1.2 to Documents folder. Well not work from other locations. Run program, it created BingImages folder.

System Info:

Win 7 Rc, IE8

Coordinator
Jul 7, 2009 at 2:51 AM

Nice to hear that... May be I should display a nice error message when file access in not present...

:D

Jul 7, 2009 at 3:21 AM

Thanks, it works now..Win7 7201 

Jul 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Thank you.... Now, could you make it download ALL Previous Bing images?

Coordinator
Jul 7, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Actually, I would love to... But there is no API to get images from Bing.com

If you look at the source code, you can see that I actually parse the html to find the background image.

So even the slighest change could break the app. (However I'm ready to play a cat and mouse game :D)

If you want to view the archives of all Bing Images, you can visit, LongZheng's site @

http://www.istartedsomething.com/bingimages/

 

I'm working on a backgrounder kind of app that automatically runs bingdownloader at a specified time everyday. so that you can get all wallpapers from today.

 

I also have made another app,

http://dis.codeplex.com/

this changes your desktop wallpaper automatically picking images from a folder.

Just map the "BingImages" to this app and you can see Bing Wallpapers on your desktop... :D