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Inlcuded the current list of issues people are having with C# plugins. Please anyone who still has problems (new ones or the ones listed here) post here and tell which ones so I can assess the seriousness of each issue.

Hmm. I have currently all the .NET plugins installed and I don't experience what you described.
Right now there should be only 1 real issue about C# plugins. I guess I should post about possible errors and solutions on the SDK thread.

I'll add your report there.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRAltTab
« on: January 09, 2008, 05:34 AM »
Hmm. That sounds the right direction.

Did it help? Everything works now?

I am not quite sure what's wrong =\. It might NOT be the latest version issue.
Stay tuned.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest
« on: December 30, 2007, 07:01 AM »
Nope. I compiled it specifically targeted at .NET 2.

I *think* it is something to do with C++ DLLs.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest
« on: December 30, 2007, 06:34 AM »
Tomas I'll talk to you privately then. We'll try a few things.

I'm afraid it could be a problem.
Can you PM me your email?

Hi. I had the same issue. It is conflicting with an older version of FARRAltTab.

Download the latest version.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest
« on: December 30, 2007, 02:39 AM »
it's a bit scary though isnt it, that we don't know why but vs2008 is building incompatible dlls.

Yes it is. And it is even scarier than for some people it doesn't work with VS2005 too.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest
« on: December 29, 2007, 05:22 PM »
Hey jpgrosen. What did you compile it with? I had a problem with mouser with FARRTunes when I compiled it under VS2008, still not sure why.

Recompiling it under VS2005 solved it.

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: New C# FARR Plugin: FARRGoogleSuggest
« on: December 29, 2007, 07:53 AM »
Works great! Nice work!

FARR Plugins and Aliases / New C# FARR Plugin: FARREnviormentVariables
« on: December 28, 2007, 07:32 PM »
This plugin lets you easily access your environment variables. For example, Firefox keeps all its settings in your application data folder (%appdata%). In explorer you could simply write %appdata% to access it, however, in FARR it isn't possible. Until now :).

Install the plugin and press % to see the list of your environment variables, select one to automatically expand it on the search path or simply continue writing. Once you add the \ it would automatically expand. E.g, writing %appdata%\ would automatically become C:\Documents and Settings\Vitaly\Application Data\.

Notice: Only the variables that actually represent a folder, %PATH% and other variables won't be visible.


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turns to:
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P.S I was a bit on the roll ;) But that's it, I stop for now.

Oh, you already did it! :tellme:
That's great! How often does it update?

There is a problem with Delicious now, it seems: Sorry, Service Temporarily Unavailable.
However, great work! =)

Next it would be great if there was some kind of caching on the disk. Easiest way to implent would be just to save the file locally when the service is up and update it everytime in the background. Or something along those lines.

All is uploaded and should be working :)

Uploaded the latest SDK that fixes the bug mentioned by jpgrosen (it was a bitch). Also includes the source of FARRTunes.

Thanks! :)

Yes, it is open source and I'll upload it soon with the next version of C# SDK.
And yes, someone most definitely can adapt it to WinAmp, it shouldn't be TOO hard too.

N.A.N.Y. 2008 / New C# FARR Plugin: FARRTunes - iTunes control plugin
« on: December 28, 2007, 01:13 PM »
A plugin for Find and Run Robot. The main page is here:


Hey all!
For all you music listeners and iTunes users.

Download link (please unpack it to your "FARR\Plugins\FARRTunes\" directory):

The full source code of this plugin can be found as part of the C# SDK, here:

A suggestion for a huge usability boost:
Make a new FARR HotKey named iTunes and assign it a combination like WinKey+I, make it execute "tns current"
You can also create a direct command to any other important feature, like the lyrics or song search.

Since it is quite a complex plug-in bugs are very expected. Please post on the thread if you have any trouble.
I'll be also glad to hear of your general experience with the plug-in.

Version History
  • 1.1 Fixed the bug Mouser mentioned, should load fine now
  • 1.0 Initial release

  • See the current song info
  • Play/Pause/Next/Previous
  • Search a playlist and start the one you want
  • Search for any song and play it
  • See the current playing song lyrics
  • Rate the current playing song

Future features
  • Command to show all songs in current playlist to choose from
  • Option to not start itunes until the plugin is first triggered (right now it launches itunes as soon as plugin/farr is started)
  • Leave the farr window showing the current song after changing songs - That way you can see what is the next songs


Main screen
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Song search
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Playlists search
Screenshot - 28_12_2007 , 19_53_22.png

Current song options
Screenshot - 28_12_2007 , 19_53_30.png

Rate song
Screenshot - 28_12_2007 , 19_53_37.png

Song lyrics
Screenshot - 28_12_2007 , 19_54_06.png

FARR Plugins and Aliases / Re: Locate32 Plugin for FARR by Okke
« on: December 27, 2007, 10:13 AM »
...Only thing I would ask is (if it's possible) to be able to customize the "loc" keyword, I'd prefer "!loc" myself so it doesn't interfere with anything else... also, adding the alt+number "big icon" like FARR itself does would be nice, but not as important :)

You can do it yourself: Go to Options -> Plugins -> Click To Examine.. -> Select Locate32 -> Change the value in "Override" textboxes to whatever you want! :)

1) Exactly. For example you write: %appdata%\moz that should be exactly as writing "C:\Document and Settings\Application Data\User\ApplicationSettings\Moz". Same with network paths, writing "\\user1\moz" should take you to show all user1 public shares that contain "moz".

2) Let me draw a mock up of that.
Basically it is similar to results but instead of searching in results in searches in previous queries you submitted (stuff you wrote before you pressed ENTER).
In the picture the user wrote "d" and gets the following interface. He can navigate the results by going upward. When he selects a choice, it will set it as the current search query.

Screenshot - 25_12_2007 , 20_12_30.png

Very true. I could emulate it from command line (and it has lots of merits to it too as then, for example, you could programatically call to it from another plugin simply by setting the search query to the command path). However, a context menu could make the operation somewhat easier to the end user.

I think it is quite easy to combine the two by making the contextual menu change the search query. E.g if you selcect "iTunes" a tab and choose in context menu "Close" it'd set the search path to: "tab iTunes close". Something along these lines.

1) It would be really useful to plugin developers if you we could customize the context menu (per item and globally). For example, in FARRAltTab plugin you could right click a tab and select "Close" or "Close Process". Really lots of options there.

2) I'd like to be able to see on a single item in results how it got its result. When so many rules and heuristics and histories and special folders, I am sometimes very confused about the score. It would be really nice if I could do Rightclick->Show score formula and get in result something like:

*] Raw plugin score: 300
*] Special folder score: +15 = 315
*] Heauristics bonus (shorter file): +25 = 240

Thanks and keep it up!

Well, I solved this issue.

Basically each time you will compile your plugin, it will compile in the background you very own RCW version. I'll upload the latest version of SDK along with the instructions (a bit more complex then before, I'm afraid) later.

In the while, here's something little from a future add-in I am developing:


 :up: That's great! I always wanted Delicious plugin!

And the SDK is even MORE cool.

I wanted to update potential developers on the status of the SDK.

Currently there is an issue with the amount of C# plugins you can put to FARR directory. The reason is that each FarrRCW.dll is .NET assembly and they are all identical in .NET sense (same identity). Basically it means that for every C# plugin there must be a unique RCW dll (and not just a copy as I thought).

Now, recompiling the RCW dll is relatively easy process (rename project & recompile) however, not everyone have C++ compilers and I am aware that many programmers out there never did anything beside C# and possibly don't have anything that can compile C++ installed. I still hope I can find a way to let anyone just change the RCW dll identity without any additional tools as the only other alternative I see now, is forcing people to recompile SDK everytime they want to develop a plugin.

In the while, if you have a plugin you want to develop, simply remove FARRAltTab from your plugins during development process so you'll always have only one C# plugin. If you want to publish it, let me know and I'll send you a unique RCW dll.

Hope it will get solved soon :(.

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