I use my Logitech G13 for my game controller, and it has a pretty cool configuration utility that shows you the keys and allows you to map your controls. I was using it for a reference for a while. Then I purchased more Logitech peripherals, and they worked great with the utility, other than the fact that my mouse is wired/wireless, and whenever I plugged/unplugged it, the stupid app would automatically switch to the mouse- very inconvenient if I do this in a game. Also, having the ability to bring it up as an overlay would have been nice.
Enter the Reference Overlay Tool. It does one simple thing- points to a directory of images, and displays them in a transparent window.
The final release has been posted in time for NANY 2014.
- Displays images from a directory (Implemented)
- Allows the user to move back and forth through the images (Implemented)
- Allows the user to specify whether the images are stretched to the size of the window or not (Implemented)
- Save settings (Implemented)
- Allow user to change the opacity (Implemented)
- Allow the user to specify whether the window should always be on top or not (Planned)
- Allow the user to use a hotkey to bring the window to the front (Planned)
The download is now available, as is online documentation. It requires .NET 4.0, but not much else.
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