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– Info : How to Change & Create BatteryEx Skin

BatteryEx Skin Manual

 

 

What is skin
Different user has different requirements, so BatteryEx introduced by the user configurable skin to meet different user requirements. The skin is used to display a small icon at system notification area, BatteryEx’s application icon and eScreen icon. By default, BatteryEx will display it’s default builtin skin.

Install a skin
BatteryEx store skins on storage card or internal storage. The skin directory is <Your SDCard>\Blackberry\m4dev\skins\BatteryEx or /store/home/user/m4dev/skins/BatteryEx ˇŁEvery skin is a zip file¬for example¬you download a skin named “MySkin”¬the file name will be “MySkin.zip”.After installed a new skin, you can find it under “BatteryEx”-“Skin”, you can use trackball/trackpad/space/enter to apply selected skin, no device reboot required.

Create Skin
It’s very easy to create your own skin. You need to create the following png files;

Preview.png Skin preview in BatteryEx, 64×64 pixel
charging_xxx.png Application’s big icon that indicate the battery is charging, png format, 64×64 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery charging status

Charging_xxxi.png Small icon that shows in system notification area that indicate the battery is charging, png file,22×22 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery charging status

Discharging_xxx.png Application’s big icon that indicate the battery is discharging, png format, 64×64 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery discharging status.

Discharging_xxxi.png Small icon that shows in system notification area that indicate the battery is discharging, png file,22×22 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery discharging status.

m.png memory icon shows on homescreen, 64×64 pixel.

dot.png display battery status on bottom of escreen. 16×48 or 24*72 pixel, this file contains three 16×16 or 24×24 image, each means “left battery power”,”using battery power” and “used battery power”, from left to right.

Echarging.png display charging indictor on top right of escreen with fade-in/fade-out effect, 64×64~256×256 pixel.

Backgroundyyyxzzz.png eScreen background image file, yyy is screen height and zzz is screen width. e.g. for Bold 9000, BatteryEx will use background320x480.png as escreen background and for Bold2 9700, use background360x480.png. A skin file may contains more than one background file.

There should be 29 or more png files : preview.png, charging_000.png~charging_100.png, charging_000i.png~charging_100i.png,discharging_000.png~discharging_100.png, discharging_000i.png~discharging_100i.png,m.png.dot.png,echarging.png, backgroundyyyxzzz.png.

You need to compress these 28 files into 1 zip archive, this zip archive does not contain directories but only contains these png files. Put this zip file to skin direcry, that’s all

If you forget to place a png file under your skin directory, BatteryEx will display it’s default(builtin) skin instead

After that, you can find your own skin in “BatteryEx”-“Skin”, apply your own skin and enjoy!

 

Share your skin

 

BatteryEx Skin Manual

What is skin
Different user has different requirements, so BatteryEx introduced by the user configurable skin to meet different user requirements. The skin is used to display a small icon at system notification area, BatteryEx’s application icon and eScreen icon. By default, BatteryEx will display it’s default builtin skin.

Install a skin
BatteryEx store skins on storage card or internal storage. The skin directory is <Your SDCard>\Blackberry\m4dev\skins\BatteryEx or /store/home/user/m4dev/skins/BatteryEx ˇŁEvery skin is a zip file¬for example¬you download a skin named “MySkin”¬the file name will be “MySkin.zip”.After installed a new skin, you can find it under “BatteryEx”-“Skin”, you can use trackball/trackpad/space/enter to apply selected skin, no device reboot required.

Create Skin
It’s very easy to create your own skin. You need to create the following png files;

Preview.png Skin preview in BatteryEx, 64×64 pixel
charging_xxx.png Application’s big icon that indicate the battery is charging, png format, 64×64 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery charging status

Charging_xxxi.png Small icon that shows in system notification area that indicate the battery is charging, png file,22×22 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery charging status

Discharging_xxx.png Application’s big icon that indicate the battery is discharging, png format, 64×64 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery discharging status.

Discharging_xxxi.png Small icon that shows in system notification area that indicate the battery is discharging, png file,22×22 pixel. The charactors “xxx” means current battery level, it’s values are 000, 020, 040, 060, 080, 100. This means you need 6 different png files to show battery discharging status.

m.png memory icon shows on homescreen, 64×64 pixel.

dot.png display battery status on bottom of escreen. 16×48 or 24*72 pixel, this file contains three 16×16 or 24×24 image, each means “left battery power”,”using battery power” and “used battery power”, from left to right.

Echarging.png display charging indictor on top right of escreen with fade-in/fade-out effect, 64×64~256×256 pixel.

Backgroundyyyxzzz.png eScreen background image file, yyy is screen height and zzz is screen width. e.g. for Bold 9000, BatteryEx will use background320x480.png as escreen background and for Bold2 9700, use background360x480.png. A skin file may contains more than one background file.

There should be 29 or more png files : preview.png, charging_000.png~charging_100.png, charging_000i.png~charging_100i.png,discharging_000.png~discharging_100.png, discharging_000i.png~discharging_100i.png,m.png.dot.png,echarging.png, backgroundyyyxzzz.png.

You need to compress these 28 files into 1 zip archive, this zip archive does not contain directories but only contains these png files. Put this zip file to skin direcry, that’s all

If you forget to place a png file under your skin directory, BatteryEx will display it’s default(builtin) skin instead

After that, you can find your own skin in “BatteryEx”-“Skin”, apply your own skin and enjoy!

 

Share your skin

5 Responses to “– Info : How to Change & Create BatteryEx Skin”

  1. i want to start creating my own batteryex skins however the info above is not clear to me. is there anyway i could me emailed the software or how to get started. thanks in advance

  2. Would love to get more detailed instructions also if possible have been dying to make these for a while now. TIA for any reply.

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