REQ for My Places Bar support

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REQ for My Places Bar support

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XnView needs the "My Places Bar" for Open and Save dialogs.

See screenshot...
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Re: REQ for My Places Bar support

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ckit wrote:XnView needs the "My Places Bar" for Open and Save dialogs.

See screenshot...
Will be added
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Huge thank you! :)
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Re: REQ for My Places Bar support

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xnview wrote:
ckit wrote:XnView needs the "My Places Bar" for Open and Save dialogs.

See screenshot...
Will be added
Will be added without discussion? Hmm. I haven't heard of "My Places Bar" before, is it a sort of standard thing?
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Re: REQ for My Places Bar support

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helmut wrote:Will be added without discussion? Hmm. I haven't heard of "My Places Bar" before, is it a sort of standard thing?
Yeah sort of. It's really called just "Places Bar" I belive, cause modifying it (like in ckits pic) is hidden feature of windows... at least in win2k. :)

I am actually quite curious about how Pierre is going to work this out, since modifying the default open file dialog will cause windows automatically disable the "Places Bar" for backward compatibility (joys of coding). I have been trying to figure out, how to modify the open file dialog without loosing the "Places Bar" for some time now. :?

Pierre any change to get some sample code? :wink:
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Post by Dreamer »

It is very useful, I didn't know that I can add also custom paths/folders there.

It is possible with Tweak UI - Common dialogs.

I think there could be an option to enable/disable though.

There are 2 possibilities to implement ths feature:

- use original Windows dialog
- add "Places Bar" to XnView's dialog (but not sure if it would be possible to use the same folders as in original Windows dialog)

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Post by ckit »

Ok, I'll try and teach you guys how to do it:

Open RegEdit and go to this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies

Create another key called "comdlg32" and then create another coming off that called "PlacesBar" so it should look like this....

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32\PlacesBar

Now inside the PlacesBar key you can create String value entries like "C:\My Data" or DWord entries like 0x00000000 which is the Desktop. You only have the following names (Place0,Place1,Place2,Place3,Place4)

Google the web for more info, Microsoft has a page on it.
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Re: REQ for My Places Bar support

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ckv wrote: I am actually quite curious about how Pierre is going to work this out, since modifying the default open file dialog will cause windows automatically disable the "Places Bar" for backward compatibility (joys of coding). I have been trying to figure out, how to modify the open file dialog without loosing the "Places Bar" for some time now. :?

Pierre any change to get some sample code? :wink:
You must use the FlagEx in OPENFILENAME struct :-)
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Re: REQ for My Places Bar support

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xnview wrote:
ckv wrote: I am actually quite curious about how Pierre is going to work this out, since modifying the default open file dialog will cause windows automatically disable the "Places Bar" for backward compatibility (joys of coding). I have been trying to figure out, how to modify the open file dialog without loosing the "Places Bar" for some time now. :?

Pierre any change to get some sample code? :wink:
You must use the FlagEx in OPENFILENAME struct :-)
Thank you. I knew that there is simple solution for this. :mrgreen:

Dreamer wrote:It is very useful, I didn't know that I can add also custom paths/folders there.

It is possible with Tweak UI - Common dialogs.
I used Tweak UI, but there are many other tweak tools what can do this. Microsoft PowerToys for XP probably does the trick too.
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Re: REQ for My Places Bar support

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ckv wrote:I used Tweak UI, but there are many other tweak tools what can do this. Microsoft PowerToys for XP probably does the trick too.
Tweak UI is part of Microsoft PowerToys. :wink:
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