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.
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.Version History
v0.0.0.1 (April 8th, 2007)
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