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[APP] 09.12.2009 - Link Creator 1.5 - Shortcut Creator

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By cichy3000, Senior Member on 18th March 2009, 06:14 PM
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Hi All,
I've made a simple application, that creates the link to any file/application and then puts that link to Windows\Start Menu\Programs or any other selected by You folder...
I've noticed that when using TouchFlo3D, you can't just add to Program Tab just any link, any program, there is no browsing option, link has to be in Start Menu Folder. Making links with notepad or Word is not a easy / simple thing, that's why Link Creator was made ... to make life simpler

PLEASE POST SOME RPLy... (what You like, what seems to be stupid, any bugs etc. )


Version 1.5

fixed:
1) Support of WVGA now it's more finger friendly
2) Additional shortcut to explore and manage special folders
3) Bigger Fonts ! better accuracy in choosing folders / files...
4) no automatic softreset after changing manilla softkey (it was very annoying)

- minor changes...


Version 1.4

added:
1) Save as Manilla Softkey (Left and Right Softkey, and it works very well with arguments - so now creating link to for ex.TouchLockPro with additional LOCK argument is very easy...)
2) Create URL/Mail - now You can create mail or www.* link and put it to whatever you want place - it uses default - signed to specified type system program (for browsing www and creating emails)

fixed:
1) exception when file doesn't exist (in selecting File and clicking OK) - now if everything is all right OK button will be colored to Red otherwise you will be promped with msg.
2) installation problem with adding shortcut to Link Creator to the Start Menu\Programs - now it's fixed (on not WWE Roms for ex. Polish Roms there was problem with it)
3) in 1.3 version link additional argument was added under inverted commas (1#"\FOLDER\program.exe argument"), now it's fixed (added checkbox "argument outside inverted commas" for default it is checked... and now arguments are after commas - so we get sth like this: - 1#"\FOLDER\program.exe" argument - and it works
4) added space (****.exe"_) while saving link with argument (so now, there is no need to type additional one blank space in arguments textbox)
5) fixed all "Save In..." problems "Folder doesn't exist"
6) Key Mapping Problems solved
7) some layout changes.

to do:
1) setting icons
2) editor for created link
3) soft keys for System
4) saving with UTF-8 for speciall chars like ś, ą, ę... others
5) make program more finger friendlly - bigger scrollbars, dropdown lists etc.


Version 1.3
Changes:
1) changed "Select File to Link" explorer: short directory listing for better navigation
2) changed "Save in Selected Place" explorer: short directory listing, for better navigation
3) changed Menu style
4) added "Manage Links" - an explorer that gives you ability to find any link files (supoorted filters are: *.lnk, *.lnkbak, *.*) on your PPC and then you can rename, delete, or delete them (by changing it's extension (*.lnk -> *.lnkbak) )
5) added fingerfriendly popup menu for "Manage Links" (-Close-)
6) added "Save as Key Mapping" - special in Windows direcotory filename creator, that gives You ability to map some Hardware Keys with your "files" (Long Press Send Button, Long Press Power Button, Short Press Power Button). There are two options for Save as Key Mapping: a) saving special filename, b) deleting special filename.


Version 1.2
Changes:
1) added "auto counting chars method"
2) removed .net openfiledialog
3) added my own "explorer" for searching "to be linked file"
4) excluded System.Windows.Forms.dll (back to very small size of cab installer 12KB)
5) some "label" changes...


version 1.1:
Added:
1) file filtering: all files, exe, jpg, bmp, png, mp3, wav, avi, mp4, wmv, txt, pdf, doc
2) changed caption Select Exe to Select File
3) new Menu Options:
- Save in Programs
- Save in Start Menu
- Save in StartUp
- Save in Selected Place
- Close
4) included System.Windows.Forms.dll for same openfiledialog on every .net platform... (I guess )
(thanks to Mieszko Zagańczyk from SmartMobile.pl for testing and noticing problem with filtering and different open file dialog on his Touch HD)

version 1.0
first release


see #4Post for download...


here are some screen-shots (version 1.0)...

Screen of "Programs" without SSMaPa (that we want to have in Programs):



Main Screen of Link Creator:



After pressing Select Ext (or any Other type of file):
we browse for any file...



Main Window with updated link section:


now we can change some values (as name of Link, or input additional arguments)

Selecting from Link Creator's menu: "Save in Start Menu" does what we wanted... (Saves our link file in \Windows\Start Menu\ Programs)



After done job there will be a msg box...

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18th March 2009, 06:15 PM |#2  
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Just select the output folder



another happy msg Box



we've saved our link in "\Windows\Start Menu" so our link will appear just like that:



Our Link we can add to Programs Tab of TouchFlo3D



Selecting Program to be added:



Operation Done...



You can also add any other file: (mp3 for example)



And then just add it to Programs Tab of TouchFlo3D



Here it is - how sweet that now you can listen to Eric Clapton Layla choosing it right from your TouchFLO3D Program TAB

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18th March 2009, 06:22 PM |#3  
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Nice work! Useful for people who can't do it manually, and way easier so that the people who know, don't have to do it manually anymore! win-win situation. cheers!
18th March 2009, 06:25 PM |#4  
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soon I'll add screens of 1.5



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18th March 2009, 06:31 PM |#5  
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Slick!
Nice job
18th March 2009, 08:27 PM |#6  
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nice work - shoutout: http://www.fuzemobility.com/make-a-s...t-to-anything/
18th March 2009, 09:42 PM |#7  
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WOW - This looks very promising indeed! Loading up on my Fuze right now.

Thanks!
18th March 2009, 10:21 PM |#8  
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A nice feature would be for it to count the number of characters and automatically add the number in front of the # symbol so we do not have to count them.
19th March 2009, 04:30 AM |#9  
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updates will be ASAP
19th March 2009, 07:08 AM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cichy3000

updates will be ASAP

Very very nice thanks
19th March 2009, 08:31 PM |#11  
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Link Creator 1.1
version 1.1:
Added:
1) file filtering: all files, exe, jpg, bmp, png, mp3, wav, avi, mp4, wmv, txt, pdf, doc
2) changed caption Select Exe to Select File
3) new Menu Options:
- Save in Programs
- Save in Start Menu
- Save in StartUp
- Save in Selected Place
- Close
4) included System.Windows.Forms.dll for same openfiledialog on every .net platform... (I guess )
(thanks to Mieszko Zagańczyk from SmartMobile.pl for testing and noticing problem with filtering and different open file dialog on his Touch HD)
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