malous1

I've been looking for a Vista sidebar gadget that displays disk throughput. Considering there are already memory and CPU usgae gadgets i'm shocked i can't find anything other than a disk capacity gadget which doesn't justify space on my desktop! ;)

Am i just not looking in the right places Seems to me this type of gadget would be a big hit considering the heavy disk activity of Vista. No



Re: Sidebar Gadget Development disk I/O meter gadget???

Andy E

the Memory/CPU usage gadgets use the API, but AFAIK there is no API reference for HDD usage, which means someone would have to create an ActiveX control for it. Not quite as convenient as something that's already there for you to use :)

Andy






Re: Sidebar Gadget Development disk I/O meter gadget???

malous1

Well that's not good news. I wonder why MS didn't include that in the API. They already have a system tool that displays a great graph of disk I/O. Seems it would not have been tough to build a reference into the API, hopefully we'll see it in a future update.

For now the closest i will get use using perfmon.exe /res and shrinking the window around the disk usage graph and dragging the window over to the corner ;P.

So how much work is it to create an ActiveX control that can monitor disk usage I'm not a programmer so i have no i idea.





Re: Sidebar Gadget Development disk I/O meter gadget???

Jonathan Abbott

Unfortunately the information (via WMI) is restricted to Administrators only, so a Gadget will have to get the performance stats elsewhere - assuming it's available elsewhere.




Re: Sidebar Gadget Development disk I/O meter gadget???

t_boss

Try use my gadget - http://rapidshare.com/files/33049312/StorageInfo.gadget.html

I not tested this gadget in english platform.

My base language is russian

This gadget based on DriveInfo gadget.

Any questions on my mail.