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Author Topic: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?  (Read 5701 times)

mouser

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I hope to publish this weekend the API/SDK for FARR Plugins, including a sample or two in C++.
Plugins are just DLLs that implement certain functions, so you should be able to write a DLL in most languages (vb, delphi, c#, etc.).

Any requests for abilities you'd like the plugins to have?

I'd really love to see some more simple sample plugins written using different languages to include as samples as well, to help others.


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The Plugin system I wrote will basically be used in all of my big programs from now on, including Screenshot Captor, Clipboard Help+Spell, etc., so once you learn the basics you should be all set to write plugins for any of my programs in the future.


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I'd like to run a little FARR Plugin contest soon after release.. something to consider :)

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 10:54:27 AM »
pass/accept objects via XML

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007, 12:40:56 PM »
possibilities are endless...

- kill running processes.
- list networked machines and be able to run actions on them e.g. connect, map, rdp, ...etc
- Simulate alt+tab with much improvement.
- List and sort processes according to their resource utilization IO, memory, ...etc.

I do not know what will or will not the pug-in system allow, but this is just a start.

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 01:38:44 AM »
Sweet mouser, can't wait to implement a plugin or two!!   :up:

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 04:11:15 PM »
- kill running processes.

May not need a new item - check out Taskill at DS Software.  Can be used as a command-line app, you just need to add the name of the executable to kill, e.g.  "taskill foobar.exe"

There's a free program killer add-on for SlickRun, too.


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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007, 02:32:24 PM »
Great !  :)
Yes, endless possibilities indeed.
But What I'd really like to be able to do is :
- Searching phone + emails, etc. in Outlook Contacts
- Searching Calendar items in Outlook
- Searching Tasks in Outlook

Many of these things are already embedded in X1 or Copernic. So, *maybe* FARR could be made to send search terms and arguments in X1 and/or Copernic ? Or would it be better to have a more autonomous FARR ?

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 02:42:07 PM »
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Many of these things are already embedded in X1 or Copernic. So, *maybe* FARR could be made to send search terms and arguments in X1 and/or Copernic ? Or would it be better to have a more autonomous FARR ?

personally i think this is a very good idea, like plugin for farr that can ask x1/copernic/googledesktop/windowsdesktop to search for stuff and return results to farr window.

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 02:50:58 PM »
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Many of these things are already embedded in X1 or Copernic. So, *maybe* FARR could be made to send search terms and arguments in X1 and/or Copernic ? Or would it be better to have a more autonomous FARR ?

personally i think this is a very good idea, like plugin for farr that can ask x1/copernic/googledesktop/windowsdesktop to search for stuff and return results to farr window.
Oh, yes please!! Would be a fantastic plugin!!

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2007, 04:34:40 PM »
Wouldn't it ?  :)

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Re: Plugin API and Samples for Find+Run Robot Coming Soon.. Requests?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 01:47:29 AM »
It would 8)