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Modified: 2018-06-24 @ 16:19
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Don't forget birthdays anymore!
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Did you ever forget the birthday of your friend/wive/husband ? Well I did ! So I wrote a program that reminds me of important events. The program starts warning 1 to 30 days in advance so you have ample time to buy a present or send a letter.

Birthday is the name of that program, it is a "reminder" for birthdays. It runs under W95/98/00/NT/Vista/Windows-7 RC. The Demo version can be downloaded free and is fully functional during 30 days.

Registration costs US$ 10,-. You will get an unlimited fully functional program. You will be alerted of updates by e-mail. Registered users may download them freely.

View the PADGen xml file xml file.    View the PADGen htm file html file.


At startup of your computer Birthday is started.
It shows birthdays within a period of one to 30 days before the birthday until one to 10 days after the birthday.
You can change the words and their order used in the alerts.
If you like it you may enable the built in timer so the program will be visible for an adjustable time.
Main window In order to keep the interface as simple a possible I used buttons to interface with the program in stead of using menu's.
You will find these buttons at the top of the program window of Birthday.
From left to right they are:
Button Open = Open
Button Edit = Edit
Button Save = Save
Button Backup = Backup
Button Configuration = Configure
Button Tranlate = Translate
Button Informatie = Information
Button Exit = Exit


The default filename of the birthday data file, with all birthday data is called "Birthday.dat". Birthday automatically reads this file at startup.
In order to open another file, use this Open button.

After clicking the "Edit" button the Edit window is shown. In this window you may simply edit your birthday data.
Edit window

Clicking the "Save" button saves the birthday data. This button is only enabled when the data have been changed.

Click the Backup Button to Backup or Restore your Birthday Data.

Click the Configure button to show the Configuration Window. In this Window are the Sections:
Config window
Select the way Birthday starts.
"Date Format"
Select the way dates will be shown, e.g. "Year-Month-Day" will give 2008-03-24 for march 24 2008.
Here you may switch the Timer On. In this state the program only runs an adjustable time.
"Time Window"
Select the number of days after the event the message is given. The range spans from 1 till 10 days.
And the number of days before the event the message is given. The range spans from 1 till 30 days.
"Sorting by..."
Select here the default sorting method.
Preferable is to check this item. So you will be notified of updates. To check for updates manually click the "Download Now" Button.


The first window of the translate procedure is the Word Order window. Here you can change the order of the words in the messages.
Word order window
There are two types of alerts. One where the year of birth is known and one where it is unknown. The word order is different in both cases.
To change the order of the words in the message click one of the green words and replace it by selecting another word from the pull down list.
In this way any word order may be constructed. Words with an "#" before it are replaced by the program:

   #Name = the name of the person
   #Period = the number of days
   #Age = the age of the person
   "-" = invisible in the message.

In the lower part of the window you can inspect the results of your changes.


Click the Translate button in the "Word order" window to translate the messages to your favorite language, then correct the word order if needed.
Translate window
As shown every word can be replaced by its translation. In the default translation file (c:\windows\Birthday.ini) the translation is the same as the original word. For some languages, after translating, you will have to correct the word order.


Click the Information Button to show the Information menu. It has two items:
Info window
Click this item to get the index of the help pages
Click this item to get information about the program and the author.
Click the Register Button in the about window to start the registration process.
About window


Click the Exit Button to end the program. For your safety a window appears where you can save the changes, discard them or return to the program.
N.b. this window is only visible if the data have been changed.
Exit window


The demo of the program Birthday is freely available. If you like it please register the program. For only US$ 10,- you get a fully functional program and you will be notified of updates and bug fixes. You can always download the latest version enjoying most of your registration. The small fee for registration enables me to continue improving the program.
Do you have any remarks please send them to me by e-mail. Give the demo to your friends!


Download the program now. The demo is free. You may try the program without any risk; it can be simply removed from your computer ("Start | Configuration | Configuration window | Birthday" => Click the Add/Remove Button).

Download the program as follows:
First method (download and install):

Second method: (download and save)
Use this method if you want to install Birthday on a second computer or give the demo to your friends.


Installing the program is very simple too. Assuming the downloaded file has been saved in "c:\Temp" then:
Now follow the directions in the setup program to install Birthday on your computer.