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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 27, 2015, 02:22:14 PM
25,000 posts  Cry






Let's see: I have 1.000 in 10 years,... then for 10.000 post I would need....   .................... forget it!   embarassed    






  
           Grin          tongue            Thmbsup          cheesy
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Find/Replace different text strings in same text file on: March 19, 2015, 10:15:09 AM
etsmellydog , why did  you open a new thread ?

instead continue in your first one  > http://www.donationcoder....40446.msg377969#msg377969


 
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: from excel to a folder structure on: March 19, 2015, 07:02:09 AM
In the help.

Launch Excel > choose > "Developer > Visual Basic" > Press F1 > Choose "Visual Basic for Applications Language Reference"

Also search there for "Filesystem".

- - -

But I would rather use G00gle to find some help in special Excel/Script forum.
"excel vba get cell value"
"excel vba create folder"


Examples:

- in Excel Visual Basic, insert a Module

- in Module1 insert:
Sub Macro1()
    myVariable = Range("A1").Value
    MsgBox myVariable
End Sub


- in excel, write something in cell A1 and execute this macro.




- next add FSO function:
- edit Macro1() to:
Sub Macro1()
    myVariable = Range("A1").Value
    MsgBox myVariable
   
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    fso.CreateFolder "C:\Temp\" + myVariable
    MsgBox "Folder created: C:\Temp\" + myVariable
End Sub



- in excel, write something in cell A1 and execute this macro to create that folder.


Of course you have to add many more code, also for error handling, e.g. if path is valid, or if folder not already exist.

Sub Macro1()
    myVariable = Range("A1").Value
    MsgBox myVariable
    myFolder = "C:\Temp\" + myVariable
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    If (fso.folderExists(myFolder)) Then
        MsgBox "Folder already exist: " + myFolder
    Else
        fso.CreateFolder myFolder
        MsgBox "Folder created: " + myFolder
    End If
End Sub


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The other way around would be to use Visual Basic Script or PowerShell
to access the Excel Object, get the cell value, and invoke FSO to create the folder.
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Batch find/replace multiple strings in a single text file on: March 19, 2015, 02:21:42 AM
Such multiple replacements can be done also on console or via a script
by utilizing PowerShell, which is already there on each Win7/Win8 PC.

Examples:

$Origin = Get-Content .\test.txt

$LineWrap = $Origin -replace "(.{72}\b )", "`$1`r`n"

$Replacement = $LineWrap -replace "code\b", "program"

Set-Content .\test-new.txt -value $Replacement


 
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: from excel to a folder structure on: March 18, 2015, 06:54:31 AM
Such can be done with Office VBA, if you happen to code in Visual Basic (Script)....

There are Excel commands in VBA to iterate over cells,
and there are "standard" VBA/VBS commands to create folders and files via FSO (FileSystem Object)


 
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: is it possible to easily build a GUI mockup? on: March 18, 2015, 06:46:17 AM
Or with MS Office > e.g. Word > Developer > Visual Basic > Insert > User Form > go!

But limited in GUI-options to what would be need for Office...


 
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: is it possible to easily build a GUI mockup? on: March 18, 2015, 06:40:53 AM
Rajats' SmartGUI Creator 4.0 for AutoHotkey,


e.g. at 

http://www. softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/SmartGUI-Creator.shtml

Picture:
http://www. softpedia.com/get/Programming/Other-Programming-Files/SmartGUI-Creator.shtml#sgal_1


 
8  DonationCoder.com Software / Easy Screencast Recorder / Re: Easy Screencast Recorder - v1.11.01 - Sep 26, 2014 on: March 18, 2015, 01:51:50 AM
Thanks for the update.
Please take your time, I am not in a hurry. ESR works already very well.


- - -

Another idea from my work experiences:
- press a key while recording ==>  ESR stores the current timestamp (and let me enter a short notice, like "start driver installation")
- later I want to jump to that bookmark from a kind of bookmark list

Perhaps that is from interest for you. But I can understand also if you want to keep it simple and drop this idea.
9  DonationCoder.com Software / Easy Screencast Recorder / Re: Easy Screencast Recorder - v1.11.01 - Sep 26, 2014 on: March 17, 2015, 09:04:13 AM
One thing you might try is copying a video into your Screenshot Captor screenshot directory -- it should be able to open it and let you easily save frames, etc.
Thanks for answer.

IOW, you are not interested right now to add something like MiniCaps' "-capturehwnd", "-capturepid", "-captureappbyname" to ESR?


Just want to know I do not have to wait for it  Thmbsup


THX

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10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Once-in-a-century Pi Day 03/14/15 on: March 14, 2015, 03:29:07 AM
Nearly  Sad

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11  DonationCoder.com Software / Easy Screencast Recorder / Re: Easy Screencast Recorder - v1.11.01 - Sep 26, 2014 on: March 12, 2015, 03:15:08 PM
I love ESR  Kiss         ...used it today again to capture a remote session and watch afterwards what happened  Thmbsup

Feature wish:

- Right now I select a window  to capture it.
- But if I drag the window to monitor 2,
  or if I put another window in front of my window I want to record,
  I do record the wrong window and the wrong things.

So is it possible to let ESR record (optional of course) ONLY and ALWAYS the first selected window?
No matter what is in front, or where that selected window will be put on the screen?

I guess something like MiniCaps' "-capturehwnd", "-capturepid", "-captureappbyname" I have in mind.

- - -

2.) Please add an shortcut for invoking "Save current frame" without asking where to save (save in folder of video instead)
Something easy, like just "S" key for "Save" or "F" for "Frame".

I want to rapidly press a key to save a frame after the other while the video is run.



Thanks for reading.

 
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 06, 2015, 08:20:21 AM
Hello   cheesy ,


I am a member of the first days and still enjoy reading here nearly every day.

But have a hard time often also, since my English -away from computer terms- are
not existing and so mostly I avoid to read longer posts or even write myself an helpful answer.


I wish you all the best for the next ten years and kudos and thanks to the more actively members, especially to Jesse.  Thmbsup



 Kiss  Thanks for keeping DonationCoder.com up and running.  Kiss


 

13  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diffference between Switces and Parameters in Batch file? on: January 30, 2015, 03:15:26 PM
Thanks, but that would be a bit too complex for my explanation to hulkbuster.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Diffference between Switces and Parameters in Batch file? on: January 30, 2015, 09:33:38 AM
Hi folks, i want to understand some differences between Switches and Parameters.


Switch = they ask the program or script to disable/enable something; on or off; yes/no. (e.g.: 'dir /AD' or 'dir /A-D')
Parameter = provide some information to the program or script. (e.g.: 'dir C:\Temp')
Arguments = the program or script takes an Switch or an Paramter as Argument to controll what it should do and how.


Me think,
- switch is a special kind of an parameter.
- parameter are what I call an application with to act as I want.
- arguments are what an application use to know what to do for me, provided by me as parameter.
?


Quote
I found one site that explains Parameters:Command line parameters
Quote
Batch files can only handle parameters %0 to %9

%0 is the program name as it was called,
%1 is the first command line parameter,
%2 is the second command line parameter,
and so on till %9.

What do i understand about %0, and %1 till %9. How does it can be applied in batch file.

Any suggestion from experts would be greatful.

Examples:

Batch file "Test1.cmd"
@ECHO OFF
ECHO Hello %1


Call as: test1 hulkbuster has a question

Quote
Hello hulkbuster


Call as: test1 "hulkbuster has a question"

Quote
Hello "hulkbuster has a question"


-

Batch file "Test2.cmd"
@ECHO OFF
ECHO Hello %~1


Call as: test2 "hulkbuster has a question"

Quote
Hello hulkbuster has a question


- - -

Batch file "ParameterPresenter2.cmd"
@ECHO OFF
ECHO.
ECHO 1:_%1_
ECHO 2:_%2_
ECHO 3:_%3_
ECHO 4:_%4_
ECHO 5:_%5_
ECHO 6:_%6_
ECHO 7:_%7_
ECHO 8:_%8_
ECHO 9:_%9_


Call as: ParameterPresenter "Hi folks," i want to "understand some" differences.

Quote
1:_"Hi folks,"_
2:_i_
3:_want_
4:_to_
5:_"understand some"_
6:_differences._
7:__
8:__
9:__

- - -


If I want to provide a Switch to my batch, like "Test3.cmd /?",
I would have to parse the arguments for '/?' and in case I found it,
switch in my code to the corresponding place:
Pseudo demo code
For ARG in AllArgs
   If ARG == "/?" Then GoTo _displayHelpMessage()
Next ARG


HTH?
15  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: XYplorer 2014 Cyber Monday sale: Lifetime Pro licenses %50 off on: November 27, 2014, 03:50:05 AM
 Thmbsup Like!



 
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DC MicroGathering USA<->Germany :) on: November 19, 2014, 01:00:54 AM
Wonderful read.   Thanks for sharing, JoTo.  Thmbsup
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What's your preferred File Manager on: November 10, 2014, 06:12:52 AM
Ok.  I'll take a look.  smiley

While you are looking, keep in mind that everything you see can be changed if you don't like it...even the pull-down menus.

If you don't mind...

If you are new to TC, at least I want to recommend this settings:

- - -

Menu / Menü
Extended Menus for Total Commander / Menüs mit allen Befehlen
http://www.totalcmd.net/p...tc850_win81amd64_eng.html  <== take a look!
http://www.totalcmd.net/p...Extended_German_Menu.html  <== Deutsch

- - -

Font / Schrift
"Configuration > Options > Font"______ ==> [Change font]__ ==> 'Default' (instead of Bold)
"Konfigurieren > Einstellungen > Schrift" ==> [Schrift ändern] ==> Schriftschnitt: auf 'Standard' stellen (anstelle von Fett)

- - -

Brackets / klammern
"Configuration > Options > Display"_____ ==> [_] Show square brackets [] around directories
"Konfigurieren > Einstellungen > Anischt" ==> [_] Zeige eckige Klammern [] um Verzeichnisse

[Configuration] <== wincmd.ini
DirBrackets=0

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Shortcuts / Tastaturkürzel
"Configuration > Options > Misc."______ ==> Redefine hotkeys_____________ ==> choose "F2" and for Command: "cm_RenameOnly"
"Konfigurieren > Einstellungen > Diverses ==> Tastenkombination umdefinieren ==> wähle "F2" und als Befehl: "cm_RenameOnly" aus

[Shortcuts] <== wincmd.ini
;Enable 'F2'-key to start inline-rename mode, additional to origin 'Shift+F6'
F2=cm_RenameOnly
;Enable 'Ctrl+F' to start find-files, additional to origin 'Alt+F7'     
C+F=cm_SearchFor
;Use 'Ctrl+O' to launch DOS-Box in current path
C+o=cm_ExecuteDOS
;Disable 'Alt+F4' (Exit, close program), load Help instead
A+F4=cm_Keyboard
;Disable 'F8' (Delete), load Help instead
F8=cm_Keyboard
;'Alt+P' launch 'edit path box at the top'
A+P=cm_EditPath

- - -

Be more Portable
Set INI-parameter "UseIniInProgramDir" to "7" and use "%Commander_Path%" and relative paths everywhere.
More at the wiki http://www.ghisler.ch/wiki/index.php/Navigation

[Configuration] <== wincmd.ini
UseIniInProgramDir=7 ;7=use the wincmd.ini in the program folder / nimm die Wincmd.INI im TC-Programmordner
pluginbasedir=%Commander_Path%\plugins

- - -

Selection / Auswahl
Move down on selection with Spacebar
Bei Auswahl mittels Leertaste eine Zeile tiefer gehen

[Configuration] <== wincmd.ini
SpaceMovesDown=1

- - -

[attachthumb=1]
18  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 04, 2014, 07:03:11 AM
 

"ThisIsMyFile.mp3 > ThisIsMyFile.txt"



How-to

- create a plain text file with name "ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd"
- add: IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.txt" Null > "%~n1.txt"


- Below the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\" subkey
- create a new subkey "Create TXT File from selected file" (the name of the context menu entry)
- create beneath a another subkey "command"
- and there change the (Default) REG_SZ and add the value "full\path\to\ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd" "%1"


So you should get now:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\Create TXT File from selected file\command
(Default)   "full\path\to\ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd" "%1"

OR for Folders:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Directory\Shell\Create TXT File from selected name\command\
(Default)   "full\path\to\ContextmenuCreateTXTFile.cmd" "%1"




Now right click any file, choose "Create TXT File", and you are done.


Works?  


- - -


You can also do

"ThisIsMyFile.mp3 > ThisIsMyFile.mp3.txt"
IF NOT EXIST "%1.txt" Null > "%1.txt"


or even

"ThisIsMyFile.mp3 > ThisIsMyFile.BAK.mp3"
IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.BAK%~x1" Null >  "%~n1.BAK%~x1"


- - -


And as a bonus:

IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.txt" Null >  "%~n1.txt" & START "" Notepad "%~n1.txt"

Or better:
SET NewFile="%~n1.txt"
IF NOT EXIST %NewFile% Null > %NewFile%  & START "" notepad %NewFile%


- - -

Another example:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\*\shell\Create BAK copy of selected file\command
IF NOT EXIST "%~n1.BAK%~x1" COPY %1  "%~n1.BAK%~x1"



HTH? Grin
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Easy way to mark file as done? on: August 22, 2014, 04:53:36 AM
Me think, "read-only" is a file attribute and could be set even by accident.

Wouldn't be renaming (adding a tag. e.g. a leading or trailing underscore)
or moving to a folder (e.g. sub folder "\Done") be a option?
Your used file managers would do that by a script from a button click or a keyboard shortcut.

Names with an specific scheme could even by coloured, to distinguish them in that managers,
and have the scheme to identify them in plain WinExp.

.
20  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: MiniCap: add EXIF meta data on: August 19, 2014, 01:51:35 AM
Thank you J. for the update.

Works, fine.

I think you should mention that not all programs will detect the meta data comment for PNG and GIF, but f.ex. Phil Harveys' ExifTool will do.

So I was trapped first as I always save as PNG, and missed the comment, as my tools doesn't show them,
because normally PNG and GIF doesn't have such meta data on default and so the tools are not build to search for comment in that file types.

One can still see the comment by utilizing Notepad and searching "EXtDescription" in PNG and jump to EOF for GIFs.
Still useful if you really need to know the comment.

- - -

And there are two issues I want to bring to your attention (( Just saying, perhaps you overlooked that?)):

- command line parameter -nofocus is case sensitive. E.g. -noFocus didn't work.

- the details of the MiniCap.exe tells Version it is v1.20.02 (instead of v1.31.01)

Found another one: "shot_$uniquenum$.png" on command line have to be put inside of quotes,
just un-quoted shot_$uniquenum$.png didn't work. (but that one can guess from reading the help)



Thank you.
 
21  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / MiniCap: add EXIF meta data on: August 14, 2014, 01:24:08 AM
Sorry, me again.

While testing, I saw that MiniCap didn't write meta data into the file.

So I want to ask if that would be an improvement idea?
I think I am mostly interested in
- DateTaken time stamp
- the title line of the captured app.
- the app image name
- an comment.
For the middle two there may be no equivalent exif field, but we could abuse one?


If this is to much for you, I think we can do that by utilizing Phil Harveys' ExifTool (or such) inside an batch

:loop
start "" MiniCap.exe -save %myfilename% -captureappbyname %AppnameToCapture% -exit -compress 1 -nofocus
wait 500
start "" exiftool %myfilename%
GoTo loop



 
22  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: MiniCap: set focus back / bigger counter / get image name on: August 14, 2014, 01:02:30 AM
 ohmy

That's fine with the timezones,... delivery over night  Grin


My first test works pretty well:

- Monitor 1 Notepad
- Monitor 2 TotalCommander
- start "" MiniCap.exe -save %myfilename% -captureappbyname TotalCMD.exe -exit -compress 1 -nofocus

While the batch launches MiniCap to take screen shots, i am writing in Notepad and also keep pressing F5 key.

The F5 key writes timestamp in Notepad, but would cause the copy dialog to open in TC,.... but that never happens,
because TC never got the focus while taking screen shots from it. Also TCs' tray icon didn't flash.


Thank you. I think that works. Will test this in real live when I get the change again (calm atm bcof sommer time)

 Thmbsup

BTW: if you want to, you may copy my loop-capturing batch to the help file >> http://www.donationcoder....=2179.msg359673#msg359673
23  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: MiniCap: set focus back / bigger counter / get image name on: August 13, 2014, 03:32:50 PM
ok, so what i could do is add an option that says not to switch to the target window when taking a screenshot of a target app window,

That is possible  ohmy ?
That sounds great, even this would solve my focus problem (as your current update do too).
And it would prevent the target app tray icon to blink.


Quote
the only side effect from that will be that it won't be able to capture the semi-transparent effects on the target window background.
semi-transparent?  cheesy  I am after taking screen shots for documentation issues. (I mean here: just to see what have happened) They don't have to be that pretty. I assume I can live whit that  Thmbsup


Sounds fine. Thanks for the offer.
 
24  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: MiniCap: set focus back / bigger counter / get image name on: August 13, 2014, 02:22:06 PM
Yes, sorry.

- I am writeting in Notepad
- meanwhile I capture another application X per batch every ten seconds
- while app X gets the focus to take the shot, X also gets my keystroke I thought I do in Notepad
- that's bad if I do e.g. Ctrl+S for Notepad, but app X acts on that command because the focus has changed meanwhile to take the shot

I can imagine that it could work if MiniCap can .... I don't know how, - maybe can block (optional) app X from input while taking an shot?

I don't want to make the work to complicated for you. But how I use it(*) I run into this problems.


(*) Working with two monitor setup. Monitor one for current working. Monitor two for watching an ongoing process.
So I capture e.g. a remote session on monitor two for documentation, while still writing a document on monitor one.

Better  Wink
25  DonationCoder.com Software / Screenshot Captor / Re: MiniCap: set focus back / bigger counter / get image name on: August 13, 2014, 09:17:28 AM
Can you guys try the new MiniCap (v1.30) beta:

v1.30.01 - Aug 10, 2014 - what's new
  • [MinorFeature] Previous foreground window is restored after exit.

Thanks mouser.
Issue "1 - get my focus back:" works better now.
But this time I tested/captured with an application which detects my typing inputs.
And so I could see: for the short time while the shot is taken, that application takes my writing (which I do in another app) as input. Bad.
Can / will you do here another improvement and block any input from keyboard and mouse for that app I currently capture?
Maybe "global", by I new switch "-preventInteraction"


- - -

As for "3 - get me the image handle/id/name for "-capturehwnd", "-capturepid", "-captureappbyname":"
your answer doesn't help,... becuase it is right, if I launch MiniCap it helps me to capture.
But it doesn't help me to get the image/executable name we need for "-captureappbyname" from command line where I doesn't have the GUI.
Just saying  tongue


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