Now you can sort your filters by author etc
Sorry I have not been around for a while. I've been busy with web sites.
But I have been visiting the Forum regularly and keeping up to date with all the posts.
One of the things that I know you all have complained about is the categories and finding filters especially when all 4000+ are downloaded (like I have)
I got a little time over the Christmas holiday to write this little program.
What it does is create a spreadsheet of all your filters with links to open them in Filter Forge. So you can now sort by author, date accessed, Filter name etc.
The list also contains the keywords. You may even add your own ratings to filters etc.
Please download the Zip file here
Instructions are included. Please read them. If anyone knows a better way to create the links to the filters then please let me know.
All suggestions/comments welcome
|Posted: January 3, 2008 3:26 pm|
thank you, ken
If wishes were horses... there'd be a whole lot of horse crap to clean up!
|Posted: January 4, 2008 9:12 am|
Thank you too, Ken.
|Posted: January 15, 2008 10:58 pm|
Ken, we've also tried to test it on two of our machines. And it won't work
When I click "Create List", it shows the following message:
Run-time error '76':
Path not found
|Posted: January 16, 2008 7:28 am|
The program is written in VB6 (requires VB Runtime library).
It sounds like it is not finding the path to your filters.
You will need to be logged onto your PC with the same name as in the filter path.
I did find an error in my code which could have caused this and I have repaired it.
If this is not the problem then there is a language problem. I have coded the path to the filters as.
Path = "C:\Documents and Settings\" + UserName + "\Application Data\Filter Forge\System\Library"
I have modified the program so that you can 'override' the path if necessary.
In this version the path can be amended with a separate 'path.txt'
UK/US users may also use this version but have no need for the path.txt. It can be deleted or just left unedited. Otherwise it works exactly the same as the previous version.
1) Download V1.1 and extract into a folder
2) If the program gives a Run-time error '76' then Open path.txt file and edit it with the correct username and path
3) Try again
Please let me know if it works
I have also included a sample output file here
However by running the program on your own PC it will include all your own personal filters as well.
|Posted: January 16, 2008 3:43 pm|
Its now working Ken...Glad to see you are still here watching..
Stupid things happen to computers for stupid reasons at stupid times!
|Posted: January 16, 2008 10:05 pm|
Great, it's working now!
We didn't have to use the path.txt file -- the program works correctly without it.
|Posted: January 17, 2008 5:22 am|
Ken, using the APPDATA environment variable will save you from a whole lot of problems (including Windows not being installed on disk C, user being a member of an Active Directory domain, and other stuff).
The path to filters is "%APPDATA%\Filter Forge\System\Library"
|Posted: January 17, 2008 11:51 am|
I'm glad it is working now.
I don’t write many programs that require finding files on other PC's
I just tried APPDATA and it works great
GetAppDataPath = Environ("APPDATA") & "\Filter Forge\System\Library"
Thanks for the tip.
|Posted: January 22, 2008 2:42 pm|
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