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15th January 2008, 01:13 PM #16
We have what we term a "locallinks" bar...takes the username as a parameter and brings up a box like that at logon with the user name in it, and shortcuts to all the programs that have their shortcuts in the directory. All are 1 click execute, and the bar isn't closeable. Just minimiseable to the taskbar.
God knows where that came from..we've had it since NT4. It's called "icontool.exe" Lifesaver though, and also good for USB drive use.
15th January 2008, 02:00 PM #17
Looks like a pretty serious bit of kit there
If you are up for a few suggestions or ideas, I have a few for you
.INI Files - have these in a central location (or user profiles for personalised toolbars) - use the INI files to determine icons, paths to programs, names of shortcuts etc.
[AppName] (as shown in toolbar)
Parms="Any parameters the program may need"
Icon="icon file to use for the program" (not sure how you could make it pick icons out of an .EXE/.DLL tho.
Visible=1/0 (Should we show this icon or not?)
Using those will allow each admin/school to customise your admin-bar to their own needs without trying to reinvent the wheel.
I'd have a crack at this myself but I'm not an AutoIT scripter (I could learn I guess) - I spend most of my time in VBS/KiX so making something there would be a nice project for me to do but a) My manager would never authorise my time like that and b) Why reinvent the wheel?
16th January 2008, 12:30 PM #18
Very good Matt yes like above have tool get program list from ini files butmake it look in root folder of program and central location or some way of syaing where ini files are stored.
As like lot of people I want to run it from usb memory stick.
Also like programs if can add sites to it by using ini would be good.
But very good program.
16th January 2008, 01:49 PM #19
It should run from a USB stick or share - the ini file it currenly uses just has the list of sites to use. All the other apps are run from the folder the .zip or .exe extracted to.
Originally Posted by russdev
Just double checked, and it will run from a USB stick.
Last edited by mattx; 16th January 2008 at 01:51 PM.
16th January 2008, 02:41 PM #20
right that last message was not very clear I will start again.
if make it so users can add there own programs to menu using some kind of ini system as person above me suggested.
Then if using central place to keep ini files make sure that can be overridden so ini files can be stored in root of program folder.
Also if could add sites to list by using ini file of some kind (as current one just has site names)
16th January 2008, 03:00 PM #21
I'm not that clever Russ !! I'll have a go though.....The sites option was a quick and dirty way of getting it working, the self inputted ini file I wanted to do from the start - maybe I'll make that a change when I can.
I think the other aspects of it I would start that as different project. All my scripting stuff etc is all self taught so I have many bad habits..... [ They never did basic stuff like this when I was at school which was quite a while ago ] - I did write a 1k crappy game once on my ZX81 - it had lots of GOTO's and CLS commands in.....
16th January 2008, 03:15 PM #22
what is it written in Matt if want send a copy of source over to me and will have play with sure can help somewhere.
16th January 2008, 03:27 PM #23
Its written in AutoIT - I'll have a go at the ini file for the web sites, plus I want to add the Psshutdown option - after that I know I will get stuck so will hassle you then - [ I may hassle you sooner if I get stuck..... ]
16th January 2008, 03:29 PM #24
17th January 2008, 02:29 PM #25
Just finished a small update - [ psshutdown ] Some may find this addition handy....
17th January 2008, 03:33 PM #26
Maybe we could host the file as I know here in lancs a lot of ISP webspace is blocked.
17th January 2008, 03:39 PM #27
Just wait 24 hours.
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