Custom Desktop Folders

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Wed Apr 15 20:50:55 CEST 2015


Hi Ray,

I've found the link I got the example from (IIRC):

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/cc144102%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

--
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Mark Schonewille

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On 4/16/2015 02:01, Ray wrote:
> 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.
>>
>> --
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Mark Schonewille
>>
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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
>>>> KvK: 50277553
>>>>
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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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