Since last year’s version got so much positive feedback, this year I thought I'd get ahead of the ball and release the new version of the Gen Con Event Planner BEFORE event registration opened up ;) You can download the new version from here: http://christophergoodwin.info/uploads/genconeventplanner/publish.htm
For those of you who do not know about my planner software, it is a piece of software that aims to help you easily schedule all of your Gen Con events for you and your group. You can see my post from last year's version on this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/gencon/comments/6ki76i/gen_con_event_scheduler/. The layout of the application is the same as before, so if you are new to the application, be sure to check out the previous thread for basic instructions.
Now let's get into the new features!
- PRINTING!!! – This version allows you to print out your daily schedules, as well as a list of your event data (name, location, cost, etc.). In the upper right-hand corner of the application, you will notice 2 new buttons. Print Schedule will generate and print your daily schedule. Print Events will print an EXACT COPY of what is in the Attending Events grid. Make sure to get rid of columns you don’t want in that grid before clicking the Print Events button. Same as the last version, to get rid of a column simply click it and drag it out of the data grid completely. If you straight-up just click the Print Events button without removing any columns, I guarantee you that it’s going to look SUPER squished.
- Automatic Updating – This version will automatically update the events every time the application is opened. It updates based on the Excel file that Gen Con provides us, which they update twice per day. This will help especially in filtering out events with no tickets available.
- Self-Updates – From now on, starting with this version, the software will update itself, so if there is ever a new version, it will ask you if you want to grab it instead of having to uninstall and reinstall the application by hand every time.
- General Performance Upgrades.
Hopefully you all enjoy it, and as always, I’m definitely open to feature requests :)