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Tranquilizer 3.1

Posted in Tools and Software at Monday, December 05, 2005 7:36 PM W. Europe Standard Time

When the .NET Framework 2.0 was released, I decided to give my little home-grown application called Tranquilizer a major update. The first version was written in C++/MFC in back in the days of my studies at BA Glauchau. In 2003 I ported the source code to .NET 1.1 after attending the .NET Summercamp in Leipzig. I admit that this port was kind of ugly since I didn't have deep knowledge of the framework's design guidelines. My knowledge has broadened since then, so I decided to do a rewrite from scratch.

Tranquilizer 3.1 Screenshot

Tranquilizer is an application that allows you to fade out music and let the computer perform other music-related actions. I use it almost every evening when I go to sleep, the music is faded out so I won't awake when it eventually stops. There is also an option that allows you to shut the machine down.

New to this version is the wakeup mode. It leverages the Task Scheduler introduced in Windows 2000 to start Tranquilizer at defined times. The configured actions will then be executed. Put a playlist file in the "Run" text box and your media player will wake you softly with music.

Wakeup Settings Screenshot

DownloadDownload the installer or the executables for Tranquilizer. Source code is available upon request.

Please drop me a line if you're feeling that some kind of functionality is missing. I'll happily add it. The development effort is also reason for the last weeks of silence in this blog. :-)

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