Windows newbie Qs (this time with questions)
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Thu Sep 14 10:05:34 EDT 2006
On Sep 14, 2006, at 5:39 AM, Ian Wood wrote:
> Ah, the terrors of hitting 'send' instead of 'save'...
> I'm finally doing a 'proper' Windows app and have a few questions:
> 1) Normal preference file location - specialFolderPath(26) and then
> a new folder with the name of the app?
FWIW, that is how I approach it. 26 is the system directory that
serves as a common repository for application-specific data.
Looking at my code, I have a branch when getting the user data
folder. On Win 2000 and above I use specialFolderPath(26), otherwise
I query the registry:
\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\AppData") into thePath
This is old code and my notes seem to indicate that 26 should work on
98 and above (and 95 with IE 4 installed) out of the box so I'm not
sure why I have the registry query in there. Maybe do some tests on
Win 98 if you need to support that or ME to confirm it works.
> 2) "Do you really want to run this horrendously dangerous app from
> an unknown source?" At the moment I'm not so bothered about
> sorting out a proper digital signature, but how do you get
> something other than 'Unknown Publisher' to appear in the dialog box?
Don't know about this one.
> 3) Opening a specific folder in Windows Explorer - on Mac I use a
> small AppleScript, on Windows I assume this is going to invlove a
> shell script?
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