Error Generator: How to Create Fake Error Messages and Prank Your Friends
Have you ever wanted to create your own error messages and dialogs and fool your friends with them? If yes, then you might be interested in Error Generator, a simple program that lets you generate customized error dialogs that look just like the real ones.
Error Generator is a program created by Kirsle, a developer and blogger who likes to experiment with different technologies and tools. He was inspired by a web-based tool called Atom Smasher's Error Message Generator, which created images of error boxes. However, his program creates \"real\" error boxes that can be dragged around the screen and interacted with.
Error Generator is a portable Windows application that you can carry on your USB drive and use it on any computer. You can also download it from Kirsle's website and run it on your own PC. The program is easy to use and offers a lot of options to create different types of error messages and dialogs.
To use Error Generator, you need to follow these simple steps:
Launch the program and choose the mode you want to use. You can choose from MainWindow Mode, which shows a graphical UI where you can configure a custom error message dialog box, or Command Line Interface Mode, which lets you invoke a custom dialog box from batch files or shell scripts.
If you choose MainWindow Mode, you can select from one of the 72 original Atom Smasher icon images, enter a custom title and message for your error dialog, configure up to three buttons with custom text and mark some as disabled or greyed-out. You can also hide the MainWindow when your error box appears so that the control window is hidden and you can leave the error on screen to prank your friends.
If you choose Command Line Interface Mode, you can use a custom icon image (PNG), include more than three buttons if you want, and mark which ones are disabled or the default (blue) button. You can also set a \"cancel button\" that is picked if the user hits the Escape key or X's out of the window without clicking on one of the buttons. The user's selected answer is printed to ErrorGen's standard output so can be read by the calling program.
Create as many pop-up error dialogs as you want and have fun with them!
Some Tips and Tricks
Here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of Error Generator:
Be creative and original with your error messages and dialogs. Try to make them look realistic and believable, but also funny and amusing.
Be careful not to scare or offend anyone with your pranks. Don't use any harmful or inappropriate content or language in your error messages and dialogs.
Don't use Error Generator for any malicious or illegal purposes. Don't try to trick or deceive anyone into doing something they shouldn't do.
Have fun and enjoy Error Generator!
Error Generator is a fun and entertaining program that lets you create fake error messages and dialogs and prank your friends with them. It's also a useful tool for testing and debugging purposes. You can download it from Kirsle's website or follow him on Twitter @kirsle_ for more updates and projects. ad790ac5ba