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Extension Manager v1.2!

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This tool makes it very easy to manage extensions' icons, and even descriptions with a few clicks.

Now also has functions like changing drive icons, changing OEM logo and info, and registration info!

Known bugs:

None!

This program works on all versions of Windows after XP (XP, XP x64 (untested), Vista, Vista x64).

Framework 2.0 is needed in order for this application to run. (Vista has it installed by default as far as I know)

Please DO provide feedback so I can improve this application!

v0.1A 09.08.08

- First public beta release

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v0.2A 10.08.08

- Bugfix #1 - EM couldn't extract icons from resource files like .exe / .dll

- Bugfix #2 - Cancelling the 'browse' dialog would clear the current icon path

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v0.3A 24.08.08

- Bugfix #3 - If user typed in an extension which didn't existed, EM would show folder icons in preview

- Added OS text

- Updated Templates list

- System Elements has been hidden for now. (compatibility issues)

- Bugfix #4 - Now getting icons from resource files should work 100%

- Bugfix #5 - EM would crash if icon path was '%1' a temporary fix has fixed this problem (full fix will be later)

- Small UI changes

- Added 'DriveIcon' module, it can change the icon for the local drives (each drive gets own icon)

- Bugfix #6 - Description fields has been changed to one, as I've found out how it works 100%

- Added Icon Index field (you can actually change the index manually if you know the index of the ico files in the .dll/.exe

- Bugreport #1 - When loading many extensions in EM at one run, it will crash (outofmemory error)

- Added 'Restart Explorer' for updating Icons/Descriptions. This will terminate all explorer windows

- Bugfix #7 - Fixed bug in the 'Icon Index' field

- Bugfix #8 - Driver module couldn't overwrite old configuration before, now fixed

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v1.0 - 23.10.08

- Bugfix #9 - Finally fixed the biggest bug of them all, when you try to load too many extensions in one run

- Added 'Edit Templates'

- Added 'USB Drive Icons'

- Added 'Change Registration Info'

- Added 'Change OEM Info'

- Added icons

- Some UI changes

- Should be stable now!

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v1.1 - 26.10.08

- Bugfix #10 - If icon path had quotes in it, Extension Manager would crash

- Bugfix #11 - Vista OEM values were wrong, now corrected

- Bugfix #12 - Removed the 'resize' bar from status bar (not really a bug)

- Bugfix #13 - Fixed templatesbox displaying an empty box without items

- Added ENTER button event, now you don't have to use mouse to press 'load' when loading extensions

- UI changes

- Pick icon dialog added, it can open icons from inside DLL/EXE files, remember to set the open file dialog filter to application or dynamic link library!

- Optimized code

- Added some checks

- Changed the way EM restarts explorer (still closes all your open windows though)

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v1.2 - 28.10.08

- Switched to .NET v2.0 instead of .NET v3.5, no need for long waiting time downloading .NET v3.5 anymore!

- Changed Start Page content

- Added 'Re-build icon cache'

- Added new icon index

- OEM info is now loaded at startup

- Added 'Check for updates', so you can check for updates trough EM without opening your browser

- Bugfix #11 - EM would display a folder if you cancel the 1st dialog when browsing for files

- Bugfix #12 - If current icon/resource file wasn't found, EM manager would exit

- Bugfix #13 - EM would change the new icon file, even if you cancelled the 2nd dialog

- Bugfix #14 - Resource index was assigned wrong to the registry, should be working now

- Bugfix #15 - Fixed wrong XP OEM values

- Bugfix #16 - Fixed XP OEM Logo not being changed

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Edited by Mr.Thunderbird

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Updated.

v1.1 - 26.10.08

- Bugfix #10 - If icon path had quotes in it, Extension Manager would crash

- Bugfix #11 - Vista OEM values were wrong, now corrected

- Bugfix #12 - Removed the 'resize' bar from status bar (not really a bug)

- Bugfix #13 - Fixed templatesbox displaying an empty box without items

- Added ENTER button event, now you don't have to use mouse to press 'load' when loading extensions

- UI changes

- Pick icon dialog added, it can open icons from inside DLL/EXE files, remember to set the open file dialog filter to application or dynamic link library!

- Optimized code

- Added some checks

- Changed the way EM restarts explorer (still closes all your open windows though)

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Edited by Mr.Thunderbird

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First comment @WinCert, haha, thanks! :)

I'm already nearly done with v1.2, with online updater.

If u see this N1K, could you move this away from the BETA section? It's stable now :)

Moved and pinned mate. Thx for this! :icon_cool:

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Lots of people still HATE .net 2 and this app requires a 230+ meg DL to use. :(

I just see some people whining because they want to use your app but need 3.5 to use it is all.

Is there anyway to recompile for .net2? Since this is the first 3.5 app I have encountered (Besides Web Expressions 2) I just kinda feel it's a heavy price to pay.

Please don't get me wrong it is a VERY nice program\app! (Already used it to change a couple of things on Vista Ultimate x32 SP2) It would just be nicer to use without waiting for the .net installation.

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mm, I get your point, and I don't get you wrong. Thanks for telling me that actually! :)

I will try looking deeper into it, it depends on if I have used any functions from 3.5, that doesn't exist in 2.0.

EDIT

Done, from now on, version 1.2 and higher of EM will be running using .NET v2.0.

Any suggestions for what I could add to this app are very welcome.

Edited by Mr.Thunderbird

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So, updated once again... Now v1.2.. Noticed a bunch of bugs while adding new features (pretty lucky huh?) :)

Changelog for v1.2

v1.2 - 28.10.08

- Switched to .NET v2.0 instead of .NET v3.5, no need for long waiting time downloading .NET v3.5 anymore!

- Changed Start Page content

- Added 'Re-build icon cache'

- Added new icon index

- OEM info is now loaded at startup

- Added 'Check for updates', so you can check for updates trough EM without opening your browser

- Bugfix #11 - EM would display a folder if you cancel the 1st dialog when browsing for files

- Bugfix #12 - If current icon/resource file wasn't found, EM manager would exit

- Bugfix #13 - EM would change the new icon file, even if you cancelled the 2nd dialog

- Bugfix #14 - Resource index was assigned wrong to the registry, should be working now

- Bugfix #15 - Fixed wrong XP OEM values

- Bugfix #16 - Fixed XP OEM Logo not being changed

Source code is now over 1000 lines in length! :D

Edited by Mr.Thunderbird

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No problems! :)

Hm.. I just got a bug report in saying that the XP logo still won't change, can anyone confirm? I have only Vista Business x32 installed :(

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Tested & XP logo indeed still won't change. I'm using 96x96 bmp format. (On my xp sp3 32bit system)

While u are at it, write line ->add does not show anything in sysdm when I enter some text.

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You need to press 'Apply OEM info' in order for changes to take effect.

Thanks for pointing out the 'Apply OEM info' thing. (Actually I didn't notice "Support Information" button was added to sysdm.cpl). Clicking on it shows the added text in separate dialog box. So it works after all :)

Edited by Geej

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