Custom Desktop Folders

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 09:41:17 EDT 2015


heres that link. http://forums.livecode.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1745

On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 7:38 AM, Mike Bonner <bonnmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> It shouldn't matter where you store the icon. In fact, it'd be better if
> you created a folder for your icons somewhere like the app support
> directory or some such.  Then you can point to the icon file, and if you
> move the folder around, it shouldn't matter.
> Heres a link to a forum post that uses env variables to point to an icon
> location.  It points to a folder stored in a folder on the desktop, but it
> shouldn't matter where the folder is as long as you can point to it
> explicitly. (or in the case of the forum post, point to it at a location
> relative to the user)
> If you were wanting to set things up where all users see thte icon, then
> inside the folder, or some place not relative to the specific user is the
> way to go.  Network shares would be complicated.  I wonder... if you have
> the .ico file in the folder, and your desktop.ini references it this way:
> .\myicon.ico
> does it work?  It would be nice if you could start relative to the folder
> ( . ) and go from there.
>
> Also, you can set the attributes of your icon file to system/hidden so it
> doesn't show in the top level.  Of course people like me have settings so
> that it will show anyway but.. /shrug
>
> On Thu, Apr 16, 2015 at 10:09 AM, Ray <ray at linkit.com> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>>>
>>>> --
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>>>>
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>>>>
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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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>>>>>>
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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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