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[Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:37 pm
by jerome
Hello... I use XMouse an think that is an Excellent program. Is the only software/driver for my 5-buttons mouses.

Usually I use it on 2 or more PC and I think that is a good idea can Store Setting in an .INI file, and move it from one computer to another, backup the preferences, etc.

(Sorry for my poor English... from Chile... LOL )

Thanks

Jerome

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:47 am
by phil
I have been looking at storing the settings in a INI or XML file (for other reasons).. but it will take some work as its all pure win32 so no nice native XML support. I don't want to make xmouse into bloatware but it is something I will probably do in a future release.

I cant make any promises on schedule though because xmouse is not my top priority right now.

Thanks,
Phil

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:22 pm
by jerome
I think too that bloatware sucks (nero, acdsee, windows, etc.), but I still believe that and little .INI (1kb or less) maybe not turn the excellent XMouse into a heavy monster.

I hope that you can have some time for this \"top\" software....

Thanks again

Jerome

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:29 am
by phil
I agree... I don't mean an INI file will bloat it, I mean I don't want the code, required to support the ini (or preferably XML) file to bloat it so it will take some thought..

INI may be easier but XML would be my preference!

Phil

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:16 pm
by jerome
A few days ago i format my PC and start with the work of reinstall all my favorite apps.

Looking on the changelog of XMBC, i found this:

Version 1.41:
* Added XML configuration files to hold settings instead of the registry


Excellent news.....

The file is located on:
"C:\Documents and Settings\********\Application Data\Highresolution Enterprises\XMouseButtonControl"

Now i can have all my pcs with the same settings, without have to repeat the process every time.

Thank for this good job.

Best regards

Jerome

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:53 pm
by jerome
Now i got this question.

It is possible to redefine the location of this "XMBCSettings.xml"??, for example, on another folder different that the "Documents and Settigns" default folder (and prevent possible loses of this data on an OS reinstalation).

May be modifying some value with regedit this will be possible, but I can't find it.

Best Regards

Jerome

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:30 pm
by phil
If you run in portable mode, the XML file is located along side the applicaiton which can be anywhere. Other than that, its not currently possible.

Thanks,
Phil

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:37 pm
by jerome
OK, thanks for the answer.

May be this idea, of redefine the location of "XMBCSettings.xml", could be implemented in a new version of this amazing application.

Best regards

Jerome

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:02 pm
by phil
Maybe... but how best to do it...
The point of the XML file is to avoid registry settings.... but I guess one couldnt hurt too much :?

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:52 am
by jerome
phil wrote:Maybe... but how best to do it...
The point of the XML file is to avoid registry settings.... but I guess one couldnt hurt too much :?
Thanks a lot...

I will be waiting for the 1.47... 8) 8)

You are right, it is really a god idea to avoid many registry setting, but this one really means an improvement, especially to prevent lose all the configuration on an unexpected "format c:" :cry: :cry:

Best regards

Jerome

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:46 pm
by phil
Dont count on it being in 1.47.
I have already got that ready to be released so this change may have to wait till 1.48 :)

I know what your saying about the settings - I keep all my stuff on a seperate partition so I dont know why I didnt cosider this in the first place :)

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:57 pm
by jerome
phil wrote:Dont count on it being in 1.47.
I have already got that ready to be released so this change may have to wait till 1.48 :)
OK, 1.48 then.... :D :D
phil wrote:I know what your saying about the settings - I keep all my stuff on a seperate partition so I dont know why I didnt cosider this in the first place :)
Same here.... I always create a folder, like "d:/system", and put there all the important setting. BTW a really good tool for windows is "Tweak UI", that's allows to relocate important folders, like "desktop" and stuff

Many thanks and best regards

Jerome

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:46 pm
by phil
Tweak UI - Yes I remember that... :lol: That's like sooo XP and earlier!

In Vista and Windows 7 you don't need tweak ui because you can change the locations from within windows explorer (kind'a lucky as TweakUI does not work properly/at all on these OS's). But at the end of the day its only registry settings.

Re: [Sugestion] Store Settings in an .INI file

Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:31 am
by jerome
I just install the version 1.48.1 and now it is possible to determinate where to store the file "XMBCSettings.xml"

Thanks a lot for this improvements

Best regards

Jerome