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Author Topic: Network Connections 0.0.0.3 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2  (Read 11457 times)

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This plugin is very simple and does not do much actually.  It searches your network connections and invoke its default verb upon triggering.  It took me about 2-3 hours to write it.  With this "proof of concept" plugin under my belt, hopefully I can move up to something more challenging.  I have to deal with VPN and PPPoA connections a lot at work, so this might actually useful for my personal use.

Technical Note:
Initially I had problems with the "Status" verb which I traced it down to a windows shell bug where the "Status" verb cannot be invoked by any process other than "explorer.exe" (see HERE) >:(.  So for those PIDLs which have default verbs as "Status", I switched them to invoke "Properties" instead.  Normal RAS entries (VPN and dialup) and "New connection wizards" work fine though. 

Installation
Extract and put under the FARR plugin directory.

Type "nwconn $$$1" to search.

nwconn.png

Version History

v0.0.0.1 (April 8th, 2007)   
Initial Release

v0.0.0.2 (July 3rd, 2007)   
[FIX] Built with static MSVC library

v0.0.0.3 (July 3rd, 2007)   
[NEW] Added Location field on results
[FIX] Stripped & on status bar text
[FIX] Fixed some COM pointer leaks
« Last Edit: July 07, 2007, 05:45:10 PM by taichimaster »

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.2 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 01:25:35 PM »
I just noticed that the statusbar when you select one of the items with the keyboard/mouse at the end of the text says Create &Shortcut.

For example "Create a New Connection. Create &Shortcut" and so on for the others descriptions here.
Carroll - HamRadioUSA.net

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.2 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 03:30:56 PM »
Great catch ham.

Those help text returned by the context menu items might sometimes contain accelerators.  I guess I could strip the "&" chars.

Thanks.

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.2 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 03:29:13 PM »
The new download in the 1st post has been updated to include a .dcupdate file for easy update notification!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.2 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2007, 05:44:03 PM »
I just noticed that the statusbar when you select one of the items with the keyboard/mouse at the end of the text says Create &Shortcut.

For example "Create a New Connection. Create &Shortcut" and so on for the others descriptions here.

Fixed, thanks.

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.3 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2007, 05:55:46 AM »
the updating process from version 2 to 3 does not work with dcupdater on my machine. It's stuck at "got update file" and then opens your homepage in Opera.
I'll just manually update but in case it's recurring, you best know.

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.3 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2007, 11:23:42 AM »
the updating process from version 2 to 3 does not work with dcupdater on my machine. It's stuck at "got update file" and then opens your homepage in Opera.
I'll just manually update but in case it's recurring, you best know.
I can confirm this problem. It's happening here, too.

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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.3 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 03:18:21 PM »
the updating process from version 2 to 3 does not work with dcupdater on my machine. It's stuck at "got update file" and then opens your homepage in Opera.
I'll just manually update but in case it's recurring, you best know.

I think that is an expected behavior.  The only supported method for updating plugins is "visit".  I have been told by mouser that he is going to add "unzip" in the future :)

  <!-- ok how to conduct updates; could be: "Run" (download and run program), or "Visit" (visit website),
   or "Unzip" (download zip and unpack over files) -->
  <UpdateMethod>Visit</UpdateMethod>
  <CloseForUpdate></CloseForUpdate>
  <UpdateFile></UpdateFile>



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Re: Network Connections 0.0.0.3 - My FARR2 Plugin Contest Submission #2
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007, 03:26:00 PM »
taichi is right, i haven't implemented auto update of zip packages yet.