Making Database Observation App - NEED INPUT!
Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:12 PM
- Create database to store all observing session by number and date
- Search all function for searching any catagory... object, date, etc
- Keep track of Pictures/Sketches by digital upload with viewer so sketchers/astrophotograhy people can use it
I hope to ...
- link a given object to all other names M objects, NGC, IC...
-Backup every session in Excel format for ease of viewing and backup safety
I need Ideas!!! This software will be compiled and uploaded on this thread in the future for anyone to use free of charge.
Any ideas, input, or things I left out would be very helpful. I would like to build the basic GUI before I delve into the real coding if possible.
I could start with some input on what particular entries a standard log has. So far for each session I have...
-seeing, transparency, date, location, name, general notes
and for each object...
object name, object number, description, magnification, future notes, ...
Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:12 PM
-Store pictures and view them?
-Keep track of how many objects were observed in each list?
-Check off objects that were observed from a list ex (herschell 400)
-generate a nice report in xls format
Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted 07 October 2012 - 01:15 AM
Ah, never mind on Python, I read again and I see the motivation for c#.
This link sends you to a tutorial on embedding sqlite3 in a c# application with a Metro interface.
Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:15 AM
I suggest that you have a look at the <OpenAstronomyLog> XML format designed to exchange observations. There is everything in that you will probably "invent" for yourself. If you work on a software, the <OpenAstronomyLog> project members (including myself) would appreciate if you support this format.
In my own software, I use the MS Access database format for persistence because on a Windows machine it requires no extra setup during installation. ADO is included in Windows since XP. Using it with C# should cause no problems. If I would consider using another database, it should require no setup by the user of the program.
Greetings from another bass player (Kubicki Factor 4 string fretless, Status Energy 5 string) ;-)
Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:29 PM
Needless to say, I've made good progress in being able to get data in and view it back out in the program. I have a good search and search all routine for searching through any of the criteria. My next step will be adding an exportable form and uploading images. I'll check out that XML form also as it sounds interesting. I've no real experience in xml though! I've added functionality to add all your equipment into a separate database in order to make selection and input of observations easier and more exact.
Maybe soon I can upload a few pictures or a beta version if anyone is interested.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:33 PM