Custom Desktop Folders

Ray ray at linkit.com
Thu Apr 16 18:09:29 CEST 2015


Scott thanks for your idea on this but I think I'll try something else 
in light of the possible licensing ramifications which, incidentally, I 
appreciate you pointing out.

At this point I'm unable to get any icons, ico png or otherwise, to 
display by creating the .ini file myself.  I have noticed that when I 
set it up through the properties tabs the automatically generated .ini 
file looks a little different:
    [ViewState]
    Mode=
    Vid=
    FolderType=Pictures
    Logo=C:\Users\RayAc\Desktop\Test\MyIcon.png

Nonetheless, when I create this manually it doesn't work.  And I haven't 
even begun to look at the Mac side yet.

But there's hope!  I've seem to have success setting up the folder 
manually, leaving the image file in the folder, treating the whole 
folder as a template of sorts and using revCopyFolder to duplicate it 
every time I need a new one.

I'm going to try that as a work-around and see how it goes.

Many thanks!

On 4/15/2015 7:13 PM, Mike Bonner wrote:
> 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
>>
>> --
>> Best regards,
>>
>> 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
>>>>
>>>> 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 4/16/2015 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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