Wlx2Explorer

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Wlx2Explorer

#1 Post by billon » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:44 pm

https://github.com/AlexanderPro/Wlx2Explorer
Project Description
Wlx2Explorer is an application which allows to use Total Commander lister plugins from Windows Explorer.
You open Windows Explorer, select the necessary file and press the hot keys, then you can use the plugin.

Requirements
OS Windows XP SP3 and later.
.NET Framework 4.0

Files
Wlx2Explorer.exe - The main executable module.
Wlx2Explorer.xml - The application settings file.
Wlx2Explorer.ini - The plugins settings file.

How does it work?
When the application starts, it loads all plugins in the RAM.
Then it runs the local keyboard hook WH_KEYBOARD_LL.
When the user presses hot keys, the application detects the selected file in Windows Explorer, matches the file and the plugin, shows the plugin on the screen.
The user can add any number of plugins through dialogue "Settings...".
If the application has been configured to use several plugins for one type of the file, the user will see the first one from the list of plugins.

Limitations
If you plan to use 32-bit plugins, then you should download 32-bit version of this application.
For 64-bit plugins download 64-bit version of this application.
If plugin has dynamic linked and static linked versions, you should use static linked one.
The plugin Excellence with version 1.20 does not work correctly.

Tips
Run Wlx2Explorer.exe module.
In Windows Explorer select a necessary file.
Press Hot Keys Ctrl+Q.
Use the plugin displayed on the screen.
To search text in the plugin press Hot Keys Ctrl+F. For next search press Hot Keys F3.
To print plugin content press Hot Keys Ctrl+P.

License
Wlx2Explorer is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).
It can be useful if you don't have Total Commander but want to use many good and unique lister plugins, especially for specific/rare file types, which in many other cases requires the presence of specially dedicated shareware/big progs.

AlexanderPro
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Re: Wlx2Explorer

#2 Post by AlexanderPro » Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:17 am

Wlx2Explorer at version 1.4.1, latest changes:

-Added support for Desktop files and shortcuts.

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