Bazza wrote:Erm, dual trace is out of the question, maybe you hadn't noticed but my original post did quote sound card, Calibrated and DC input. Not sure how that could be done as dual trace, perhaps you could enlighten me.
I had assumed stereo. Or is that used up by the calibration signal?
However I was more interested in the buttons and general appearance not what measurements can be done. Your font choice might help, colours, whether the buttons should latch, whether it should look like a bench Scope at all. The looks (aesthetics), of the project on screen, not the techy side...
I guess picking up on the desktop theme would be too hard. A few skin options would be nice: screen and chassis selectable separately.
The bench scope look is probably a good idea, unless you are expert in UI design. But no need to be too literal, e,g, a bank of buttons for playing with the skins would be fine.
Latching buttons would be good: "indent" shading when pressed, also, rather than the black border as at present.
"Slow" is not a helpful time step: 10 would be better.
Why the "VERT" button? Just leave it all settable on-the-fly.
Toggling the X-Y settings with the copyright notice is supremely irritating. Move the copyright & word "oscilloscope" to the periphery, or better just flash them onscreen for a second when the app fires up.
Use the space left by "Oscilloscope" to give the vertical range: 10mV-240V p-p or whatever, & move that bit to the top or bottom of the front panel.
Replace the words"status window" with an enlargement of same, e.g. giving one or more of max p-p V, rms V, mean DC level, etc.
Anyway, that's probably enough for now.
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