Custom Desktop Folders

Ray ray at linkit.com
Thu Apr 16 02:01:30 CEST 2015


OK Mark - I've experimented a little doing this:

Made a text file named Desktop.ini

Saved the following content in it:
[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=MyIcon.ico
IconIndex=0
InfoTip=Some sensible information.

Created a folder on the Windows desktop named Test

Moved both the file and a .ico file named MyIcon into the folder

This doesn't change the appearance of the folder, although it does 
change the appearance of the text file.  It puts a little gear on it.

Am I missing something?

On 4/15/2015 1:43 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Ray,
>
> It is a text file. I gave you an example of the text. LiveCode can 
> create such text files. The file should be saved inside the folder of 
> which you want to change the icon.
>
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> On 4/16/2015 01:37, Ray wrote:
>> Mark  -  thanks for these tips but I'm afraid I'm not quite following 
>> you.
>>
>> Should the text file have any text in it?  Which folder should I save it
>> in?  And finally, how do I set the settings you've outlined from within
>> Livecode?  I guess these things are delving into an area of Livecode
>> I've never used.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Ray
>>
>> On 4/15/2015 12:56 PM, Mark Schonewille wrote:
>>> Hi Ray,
>>>
>>> Make a text file with Notepad. Save it in the folder as Desktop.ini.
>>> Use the following settings:
>>>
>>> [.ShellClassInfo]
>>> IconFile=Folder.ico
>>> IconIndex=0
>>> InfoTip=Some sensible information.
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Mark Schonewille
>>>
>>> Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
>>> Homepage: http://economy-x-talk.com
>>> Twitter: http://twitter.com/xtalkprogrammer
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>>>
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>>> On 4/15/2015 23:30, Ray wrote:
>>>> Does anybody know of a way, from within Livecode, to create a folder
>>>> and give it it's own custom display on the desktop?  I'd imagine this
>>>> would be done with an .ico file.  I'd like to do this for both Mac
>>>> and Windows.
>>>>
>>>> I've looked through the RunRev store and haven't found any extensions
>>>> which do this.  Maybe through a command-line somebody has written?
>>>
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