[Clipart] shell extension testers?
openclipart at adslpipe.co.uk
Wed Feb 16 01:05:17 PST 2005
Anyone willing to run a quick test for a "nill functionality" version of
my svg extension? Should work on winXP and win2K (perhaps even winME)
Progress was a bit slow for a while, I had a problem where I could only
get a monochrome HDC/HBITMAP not a colour one :-(
It's located at http://www.adslpipe.co.uk/SvgShellEx.zip
You need to extract the SvgShellEx.dll file from the zip, it doesn't
matter which directory you extract it to, so long as you remember the
path, then from a command prompt register it
regsvr32.exe "X:\Extracted Path\SvgShellEx.dll"
This version should do three things ....
1) Whenever you hover over a .svg file you should get an SVG specific
tooltip with the first few lines of the XML displayed.
2) Whenever you select properties of a *single* .svg file from explorer
or the desktop you should have a dummy tab of svg fields.
3) When in thumbnails view you should get a red "X" with green text
including a hex handle number per .svg file.
It won't recognize .svgz files just yet.
If it does anything wierd on your machine, you should close all
instances of explorer windows and then unregister the extension, and let
me know what went wrong ...
regsvr32.exe /u "X:\Extracted Path\SvgShellEx.dll"
If it fails to unregister you might just have to kill any explorer.exe
processes from task manager, unregister it and then run a new
explorer.exe from task manager.
I've got to make my decision on what svg library to use for rendering
now. I'm tending towards librsvg for my first attempt, anyone know if it
and it's dependencies require MinGW or will build with VC++
It seems that with Gnome, Mono and X.org, cairo is probably a more
strategic route, any guesstimates on how soon v0.4 will emerge from CVS?
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