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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: World's Largest Security Token
« on: November 23, 2006, 02:18 AM »
Nice idea but not quite feasible I think. Getting the information is easy with WMI and any programming language, but processing the results is quite another story. Most serial numbers use not only digits, but letters and punctuation as well. Apart from that, a lot of devices do not even return anything, leaving you with an empty value. On top of that you could never replace your defective CD Rom drive, memory module or any other hardware without having to modify your code and rebuild the application. The idea has been explored many times but I don’t think any commercial developer implemented it this way, mainly because good alternatives like a USB dongle are widely available.

Post New Requests Here / Re: Create shortcuts from a list
« on: November 23, 2006, 01:24 AM »
Nice script thesteve, similar to what I had in mind. I have a remark though, possibly a typo or a potential bug:

The statements If array_len > 0 Then and If array_len >= 1 Then are identical in this context. Therefore the statement shortcutName = splut(1) might throw an IndexOutOfRangeException. I think the code should be corrected to If array_len > 1 Then for the second If ... Then clause.

Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Run Dialog aliases
« on: November 22, 2006, 07:18 AM »
I have been using my own solution to this for years:

1) Create a folder anywhere you like, with any name you like. I made mine in ‘My Documents’ called ‘QuickStart’.
2) Add the new folder to the path variable.
3) Create shortcuts to any commonly used applications or documents inside this folder and make sure the name of the shortcut is the command you want to use for it. For example, I made a shortcut to Visual Studio called ‘vs’. So when I execute the Start → Run dialog, I type ‘vs’ and the shortcut is executed because it’s in the path.

On top of that you can set all parameters like commandline arguments, working folders and Win95 compatibility emulation as well.

Very simple and no application needed  ;D

Post New Requests Here / Re: Create shortcuts from a list
« on: November 22, 2006, 06:20 AM »
sometimes i need to create quickly shortcuts but the right-click/drag-drop is a bit slow at times. i have a list which i would like a program to go through and create individual shortcuts for each item in the list.

so, i am wondering if there is a program that could create shortcuts (*.lnk) from a text list containing file and/or folder.. can anyone help me out?

Okay so what format is the text file in? Something like <full source path> <full destination path> <shortcut name> <icon source> ?? Or is the destination always the same folder or the desktop? A bit more info and I can create a quick tool for it I think.


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