Discussion in 'Programming & Webmastering' started by Mindweaver, Jan 10, 2013.
"Hog" feature sounds useful
I've almost finished with v1.4.. I'd like to add another button.. A refresh button, but can't seem to find or make one I like so far. So, Drone good buddy.. hehehe You got any refresh images 32x32? If so post it and I'll add it and rebuild v1.4 with the new button.
Well done and here you go:
Can you reverse it? so the button is black and the refresh image is white? Thanks again!
New! Directory Size Utility BETA v1.4
Change Log v1.4
New button icons!. - Thanks Drone
New Refresh button.
Main Screen - New Screen!
What's everyone think about the new look?
I'm working on a big update and should have it ready tomorrow. I've added a cool new feature where you can select directories with an Explorer type view.
Cool - however I am more the "Ordinary" / classic Windows stile view - BUT You should'nt care too much about my opinion - main thing for me is the functionality of the app - and that is top notch
Thanks buddy! I've got a lot of new features in the new version. One of the other cool features is that it's now multi threaded. I'm still working on the multi threaded optimization, but what I've got so far I like a lot.
I like the classic Windows style as well, but that's going to take some work to figure out how to make it function correctly. I got to say thought, I really like the new explorer type view. I'm not getting a lot of feed back on this project so I'm doing a lot of testing for stability before I release it.
Well - I am working at a large company as an VMware technician - so during daytime I am sitting inn front of various big hosts (mostly these: 12 x (HP DL385 G7 - w. 2 x 8 core Opetrons and 72 Gig mem each) - so If You want help testing - I have some spare time and hardware/OS .
The biggest problem will be the time diff. (US vs Europe) (6 hours between North Carolina and Denmark) it is 1800 (or 06 pm) in NC now and midnight in Denmark now)
Change Log v1.5
New Menu strip(File, Edit, View, Advanced, Help)
Removed "About" button and add "About" in Help drop down.
File dropdown menu list (Add folder..., Export(Text file, Excel File), Exit)
Edit dropdown menu list (Delete file, Delete folder)
View dropdown menu list (Detail, Explorer - Beta)
Advance dropdown menu list (Check for updates)
Help dropdown menu list (About)
New multi threaded
New "Explorer - Beta" turns the folder list into a Explorer type view.
New in the "About" window when hovering over the "Directory Size Utility" changes the text color to blue to show it as a clickable link to the site.
Main Screen - New Screen!
I like the Explorer View - reminds me of Norton Commander
Thanks buddy! Did you notice when ever you clicked on a directory in the explorer view, it updates the total size at the bottom to show you the size of the directory selected?
Cool utility that we used to use in the DOS days!
I've got to try it out at home, but here's one of the best features of the old utility:
A bar graph by each folder, listing the relative size of each folder. It was great for flagging large files when housecleaning on a network... or home PC for that matter.
Yes I noticed......the Explorer view is beginning to be my favorite - it takes the utility to a hole new dimension....great stuff
Thanks guys for the feed back. I've got some more features I'm working on in the advanced tab. I'm also working on a way to add the total directory size off to the side of the folder name in the explorer view.
Thanks to everyone who has tried it! Everybody else hurry up and get it while it's hot! Any feed back is welcome!
COPY PASTE FROM ANOTHER THREAD (at request of Mindweaver)
Duplication. See screenshot
Oh, I did VIEW/DETAIL and got triplication!
If I rescale the windows, so I can see more on the RHS, then the LHS size information disappears. I cannot adjust the column widths, and by default, the "size" data disappears when I open up the RHS a little
If I click on a directory on the LHS, then surely the RHS should show the files in that subdirectory? Doesnt. This is non-obvious behaviour and feels like a bug. I'd go with standard protocol/behaviour or you will have many others coming back here to complain about this.
The program "freezes" while it is working. Better to have some dialog, "working..." that disappears when complete. Otherwise it's not clear to the user what is going on.
Screen does not update during the working time... so if you switch out of this application, and then back in, the screen is all farked.
Exporting to Excel gave me this error. (No Excel 2003 was not open). Where are you "forcing" temp files?
I can't find any print option, or output to HTML or something else useful.
When I exported this... to txt
I got this...
(also known as diddlyshit)
What am I going to export exactly? Both columns, just the left, just the right? Not clear. Obviously the "control" windows is the LHS... so how do I print or export those folder statistics?
Mindweaver my dear friend... you shall be working many long hours...
Thanks for adding this to this thread. Well to answer your question, the only part that gets exported is the right side. I'll add another feature to export the folder side. The left side is just the folder view and the right side is the file view. So, I guess my next question is do you think I should have both lists export to one file(text, excel) or export as two files one folder view and the other file view? Also, can you launch your excel program and open Windows task manager and tell me what is the process name for excel? Thanks!
EDIT: I see why excel export may not be opening for you. I only have it coded to work with 07 and greater... I'll add 03 as well.
Comparing to other similar utilities out there, maybe you can add some sort of visual representation (maybe a pie chart/bar graph or something) as a default view and the directory view as an alternate.
Change Log v1.6
Resoved an issue where selecting "Detail" from the "View" drop down would cause duplicates.
New "Peek" feature!
Selecting something in the Directory column in the Directory view (Left window) while holding "z" will peek into that directory!
Double clicking the Directory column in the directory view(Left window) while holding "z" will add the folder.
New color coded feature in both Size columns for Detailed view.
Exporting to Excel will now Export both Folder (left) and File (right) window. In the excel file the Folder, and File window will be on different sheets.
Add a feature to export to older excel 97-2003 (.xls) from the file/export drop down window.
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Change Log v1.6.1
Resolved an issue in the peek feature with the colors not coding correctly.
can this copy and will it ignore permissions for say user folders on other HDDS?
Currently it does not copy. It can open the location, launch the file, and Delete file or the whole directory. I'm working on a new version and may add that feature on the next release.
Separate names with a comma.