active desktop question..

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kid23, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. kid23

    kid23 Guest


    I'm busy writing my first active desktop, and while browsing the monthly desktops, I found some cool ideas of what I'd like to integrate on mine.. but I'm not too sure on how to do it.

    Here's what I'd like to add:

    - CPU load (+ temp + etc..)
    - Ram usage (total, used, free)
    - HD free space
    - uptime
    - download, upload
    - IP address(es)

    Now my question is, do you guys use a tool or a script to get these values ? I guess I could use VBScript to get them, but I'm new to VB, and I don't know which object I can use to get them.

    Any hint will help :)

    Thx in advance :D

  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

    Amstelveen, The Netherlands
    checkout coolmon, it can display that an a lot more on your desktop :)
  3. kid23

    kid23 Guest

    Sounds great, gonna try that !

    Thx :D
  4. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

    some of the stuff you see is apps running in the background and other kind of neat stuff. I let my apps write the stuff to files which i can then parse with PHP.