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blog: column handlers are back

Postby nikos » 2010 Feb 07, 10:38

here's the comment area for today's blog post found at
http://www.zabkat.com/blog/07Feb10-colu ... evived.htm

note it also includes the latest xplorer2 beta v1804
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Postby RickyF » 2010 Feb 07, 12:05

Very nice. 64-bit version seems to be working fine on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
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Postby nikos » 2010 Feb 08, 07:57

btw if you have heard of any good exif (picture data) shell extensions that add columns or any other useful column handlers let me know and i'll add them to the list
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Postby Thracx » 2010 Feb 08, 13:28

While I personally never noticed or cared about the missing Column Handler feature in Windows 7, I applaud Nikos for taking the time to revive something that I know many developers and even more users have been missing for months if not years.

Yet another feature that makes X² stand apart from the rest - Go Nikos! :-)
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Postby Tuxman » 2010 Feb 08, 15:16

nikos wrote:btw if you have heard of any good exif (picture data) shell extensions

Isn't that a built-in Windows feature?
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Postby nikos » 2010 Feb 08, 16:09

there could be some camera details in the 300 explorer columns -- if you can find them!
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Postby Tuxman » 2010 Feb 08, 16:11

Yep, there are. :)

Adding more columns would not improve it.  8)
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Postby fylthy » 2010 Feb 15, 03:44

Hi Nikos, this is fantatsic... as the original poster of this question (specifically after the "audio sample rate", "audio sample size" and "channels" fields) I'm really impressed to see this implemented by you so quickly.

However, I have applied the 64-bit version update (I'm running Windows 7) and there are additional columns (including the sample rate, sample size and channels fields) but when I add them to my file view they are all blank.  I have tried a few different sets of files (both WAV and MP3) but none are listing this information under then newly added fields.

I appreciate any advice you could offer.  Cheers, Rachel
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Postby nikos » 2010 Feb 15, 07:14

are you using windows columns or these new [X] columns in xplorer2? Can you see the same columns in windows explorer? See if they work at all there and then I can tell you more

i bet most of the old column handlers like audioshell will only work with 32 bit xplorer2
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Postby fylthy » 2010 Feb 15, 08:30

Oh yeah, if this is just an application of Audioshell into Xplorer2 then that won't work in a 64-bit environment, I tried Audioshell already and it is definitely 32-bit only.  Thanks anyway.
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YEAH!!!

Postby Squirrel1971 » 2010 Feb 22, 03:41

THANKS!   And thanks for explaining WTF happened, as I was very confused when Vista took a step backwards it seemed with the different avaiilable properties it showed in the details view.

Since you know so much about the shell perhaps you know the answer to this question I have had for a long time:
When you select View > Customize this folder, is there a way to create new file type groups in addition to the Music, Documents, General, and Videos that have default columns appearing and view styles as their defaults?
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Postby nikos » 2010 Feb 22, 05:21

sorry, can't help you there
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X2 is simply incredible!

Postby billou31 » 2010 Mar 07, 18:08

I had already created a new c++ project in VS pieced together first few mthods in an attempt tp port Foldersize over for W7 support. I had the code from good old "Folder Size" on hand, read over the property handler api..

Once last google revealed the update for X2, I almost couldn't believe it when I read it.

W7 x64 an Foldersize-64 tested, working great together!

Yet another reason why X2 stands alone, remarkable product, keep up the great work!
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Postby Leo Davidson » 2010 Mar 22, 22:37

nikos wrote:I am sure many 3rd party file managers will follow xplorer²'s example.


I'm not sure who is following whom considering some file managers never dropped/lost support for this stuff in the first place (even on Vista/Win7, even years ago when Vista was brand new). :-)

I totally agree that it was silly of Microsoft to remove the support from Explorer, though.
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Postby Kilmatead » 2010 Mar 22, 22:52

Leo Davidson wrote:I'm not sure who is following whom considering some file managers never dropped/lost support for this stuff in the first place

Shhh!  Sensitive ego, our Nikos has. :wink: Humour him.
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