Custom Desktop Folders

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Apr 15 19:13:51 EDT 2015


Give it the full path.

On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Mark Schonewille <
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com> wrote:

> 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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> 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.
>>>
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>>>
>>> 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
>>>>>
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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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