[Tool] INF Assistant v0.23 - Create "TRUE" Addons

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[Tool] INF Assistant v0.23 - Create "TRUE" Addons

Post by Jonnyboy » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:34 am

INF Assistant v0.23
Updated 6 Dec 08
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  • Features:
  • This is an hta script that will create a "True" addon
  • It can locate an unlimited number of folders and an unlimited number of individual files, as needed
  • It can add an unlimited number of ProfileItmes(shortcuts)
  • It works in temp folder and puts completed addon in your current location
  • It renames every file to comply with 8.3 or can rename only the filename and leave the first 3 characters of the extension
  • It parses the filepath and and inserts most of the DIRID's (16423, 16389, 16410, 16412, 16418, 16416, 16405, 16417, 16384, 16400, 16390, 16403, 16411, 16393, 16392, 16432, 16391, 16386, 16395, 16424, 16419, 16409, 16415, 16408, 16407, 16406, 16422, 16404, 16421, 16425, 16420, 17, 24).
  • Options:
  • Can edit the String Variables
  • Can copy inf to clipboard and edit as you like, then complete the addon on your own.
  • Can add your registry settings
  • Can add a pre-built uninstaller, that will uninstall completely
  • Notes:
  • This is a work in progress.
  • I intend to add the ability to rename all files as you like, or 8.3 and keep the existing extension so long as meets 8.3.
  • I intend to add the ability to insert additional String Variables and integrate them into the inf
  • I hope to be able to allow edit of the the inf on the fly and continue with addon
  • I hope to add a timer and status bar along the bottom of hta
  • I hope the add the ability to resize elements when resizing main page
  • I am open to suggestions for further features
  • Compatibility:
  • Tested in Windows XP and Vista
  • Not tested in 64-bit systems
  • Obstacles:
  • Will not process any folder that you do not have permission to Read, will cause error
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MD5: 42F7AD8202196DF7D606F9D09D103C82
Size: 378 KB
Changelog:
12-6-08 - v0.23
-resized initial screen to 800x480
-fixed bug where Delete ProfileItems may insert wrong path
-resized screen
-moved copy files to create addon
-added color to inf for easier reading
-added option for renaming file names while leaving the extension the first 3 characters of the extension
-moved strings to separate page, instead of popup
-moved profileitems to a separate page
-added a few status messages
-added ability to have spaves in strings, in situations where spaces in strings are not permitted, the spaces are replaced with "_"
-made check boxes on main page look and act like buttons
-renamed string variables to be easier to recognize and understand
-fixed bug where Deldirs and Delfiles were not printing
-fixed typos
12-2-08 - v0.22
-fixed bug where AddReg=prog.addreg and [Prog.AddReg] would not display if not adding registry entries
12-1-08 - v0.21
-added Vista compatibility, must register\unregister safrcdlg.dll each time you add individual file
-added ability to add ProfileItems
-added DIRID's(16423, 16389, 16410, 16412, 16418, 16416, 16405, 16417, 16384, 16400, 16390, 16403, 16411, 16393, 16392, 16432, 16391, 16386, 16395, 16424, 16419, 16409, 16415, 16408, 16407, 16406, 16422, 16404, 16421, 16425, 16420, 17, 24).
-added ability to add regstry entries
-changed uninstaller to optional entry
-fixed bug with renaming files incorrectly
11-16-08 - v0.20
-rewrote using hta as front-end for vbscript
v0.14
-fixed bug where filenames with ~ in filename would not copy when creating cab
-fixed bug where filenames with & in filename would not add to CopyFilesSection.inf
v0.13
-added script to identify filenames that were locked or in use when creating the cab file
-fixed bug when using On-the Fly file rename of individual files
v0.12
-added script to allow On-the-Fly file renaming for duplicate files when not using Rename All Files
-fixed bug with multiple folders not copying properly
v0.11
-fixed bug with renaming files when selected not to
-fixed bug with adding single file not copying to cab file
v0.1
initial posting
Last edited by Jonnyboy on Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:11 pm, edited 13 times in total.

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Post by Jonnyboy » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:39 pm

updated to v0.12

Changelog:
v0.12
-added script to allow "On-the-Fly" file renaming for duplicate files when not using Rename All Files
-fixed bug with multiple folders not copying properly

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Post by Jonnyboy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:05 am

Updated to v0.13
Changelog:
v0.13
-added script to identify filenames that were locked or in use when creating the cab file
-fixed bug when using "On-the Fly" file rename of individual files

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Post by Jonnyboy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:55 pm

update posted

Changelog:
v0.14
-fixed bug where filenames with "~" in filename would not copy when creating cab
-fixed bug where filenames with "&" in filename would not add to CopyFilesSection.inf

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Post by Jonnyboy » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:55 am

version 0.21 posted

many enhancements added - read the changelog for all changes

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Post by Jonnyboy » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:44 pm

version 0.22 posted

Changelog
12-2-08 - v0.22
-fixed bug where AddReg=prog.addreg and [Prog.AddReg] would not display if not adding registry entries

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Post by Jonnyboy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:10 pm

There doesn't seem to be any reason to continue posting updates to this in this forum.

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Post by mr_smartepants » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:30 pm

LOL, I can see why you're frustrated. I've been following along at wincert (where all the action is!).
Great work on this. I've only used it once, but it was a success.
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Post by Jonnyboy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:53 pm

mr_smartepants wrote:LOL, I can see why you're frustrated. I've been following along at wincert (where all the action is!).
Great work on this. I've only used it once, but it was a success.
I don't mind updating, but, I just didn't see anyone using it.

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Post by DaRk MaDnEsS » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:02 pm

Jonnyboy wrote:
mr_smartepants wrote:LOL, I can see why you're frustrated. I've been following along at wincert (where all the action is!).
Great work on this. I've only used it once, but it was a success.
I don't mind updating, but, I just didn't see anyone using it.
no posts doesn't mean no use of it

:) just keep updating i guess one day some one will answer :lol:

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Post by Jonnyboy » Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:56 pm

version 0.23 posted
Quite a few changes and additions


Changelog:
12-6-08 - v0.23
-resized initial screen to 800x480
-fixed bug where Delete ProfileItems may insert wrong path
-resized screen
-moved copy files to create addon
-added color to inf for easier reading
-added option for renaming file names while leaving the extension the first 3 characters of the extension
-moved strings to separate page, instead of popup
-moved profileitems to a separate page
-added a few status messages
-added ability to have spaves in strings, in situations where spaces in strings are not permitted, the spaces are replaced with "_"
-made check boxes on main page look and act like buttons
-renamed string variables to be easier to recognize and understand
-fixed bug where Deldirs and Delfiles were not printing
-fixed typos
Last edited by Jonnyboy on Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by Jamshed_11946 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:16 am

a great addon.
i love this one

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Post by Jonnyboy » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:57 pm

Jamshed_11946 wrote:a great addon.
i love this one
Thank you

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Post by ccl0 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:34 am

nice work

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Post by Jonnyboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:50 pm

ccl0 wrote:nice work
Thank you

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Post by Siginet » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:21 pm

Great work Jonnyboy. Don't get concerned if the thread is quiet. I tend to have found out that a quiet thread can be a good thing sometimes. Most of the time people only reply if they find a bug. So I quiet thread can sometimes mean you have a pretty flawless tool. Just keep up the work and the people who use it will eventually start comming in here to show support. Just takes some time sometimes. :thumbsup:
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Post by Jonnyboy » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:15 pm

@Siginet
Thanks for the note.
Eventually people will see how easy it is to make most addons. My tool helps them do it.
I agree that sometimes it is better to have a quiet thread. But, feedback lets you know you did something good and maybe even useful.

Thanks again

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Post by kandurak » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi,

I was searching for this kind of tool. I started to use this tool. However, I found couple of things which I don't know (as I am a dumb user). A small help file for this tool explaining different options and sections could be extremely helpful.

Please consider adding an help file for this tool to make it much more useful.

Cheers.

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Post by Jonnyboy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:25 pm

kandurak wrote:Hi,

I was searching for this kind of tool. I started to use this tool. However, I found couple of things which I don't know (as I am a dumb user). A small help file for this tool explaining different options and sections could be extremely helpful.

Please consider adding an help file for this tool to make it much more useful.

Cheers.
I agree and would like a help file. I just don't have the time, right now. When I do, I will see what I can do.

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Post by user_hidden » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:24 am

@Johnnyboy

great utilty.
any chance that there can be an option to NOT rename any files
and leave them in there original names instead of 8.3 conversion and such?

thanks.

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Post by Jonnyboy » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:19 am

user_hidden wrote:@Johnnyboy

great utilty.
any chance that there can be an option to NOT rename any files
and leave them in there original names instead of 8.3 conversion and such?

thanks.
As it is right now, no. The problem is if there are multiple files with the same name. The inf would fail.
I was working on a way to rename only duplicate filenames, but I am not done.

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Post by user_hidden » Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:43 pm

@jhonnyboy

like i said the tool is great.
appreciate any new features when they arrive.

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Post by *Reaper* » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:45 am

Hey Jonnyboy....

As usual nice work....

Got one issue with this....

When program encounters a filename with a "," in it...

example:

watersplash,1.tga,10903.tem

this does not work....

It needs to be:

"watersplash,1.tga",10903.tem

Credit to 5eraph for the solution.

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Post by Jonnyboy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:06 am

*Reaper* wrote:Hey Jonnyboy....

As usual nice work....

Got one issue with this....

When program encounters a filename with a "," in it...

example:

watersplash,1.tga,10903.tem

this does not work....

It needs to be:

"watersplash,1.tga",10903.tem

Credit to 5eraph for the solution.
I have not updated this tool in quite some time. I did not think that anyone was using it.
But, since it appears that someone is using it, I will update it and fix any problems that I am aware of.

Thanks and expect a fix to be posted soon.

~Jonnyboy

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Post by *Reaper* » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:21 am

I forgot one thing also...

When it encounters a name such as that... It will skip the file inside the cab file with no error or warning...But it will list the file inside the inf...

So when you try to install it will give a error saying cannot find 10035.tmp etc....

example inside the cab:

10033.tmp
10034.tmp
10037.tmp

etc....


Thanks for your work... It is very much appreciated!

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Post by shiner » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:37 pm

Hey, Jonnyboy,

I would like to try this out, but the dl link sends me to WinCert and the dl link there sends me to a page without any dl button. Am I misconfigured somehow?
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink."

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Post by Jonnyboy » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:45 pm

shiner wrote:Hey, Jonnyboy,

I would like to try this out, but the dl link sends me to WinCert and the dl link there sends me to a page without any dl button. Am I misconfigured somehow?
Until I update this page, here is the link.

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Post by shiner » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:53 pm

Thanks! (I guess I should google more often than I do.)
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Post by Jonnyboy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:34 am

I working on an update, but it is taking longer that was expected. I hope to have something useable in another few days.

Thanks

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Post by *Reaper* » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:11 pm

No problem.

I appreciate your work. Thanks again.

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Post by Jonnyboy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:39 am

I am very near to completing the the update. If there is anyone that would like to test for me and report bugs, PM me and I'll give you the link.

Thanks

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Post by UtCollector » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:29 pm

Could you upload is again sometime. I still make .inf addons sometimes. Its how i get rit of the maleware inside apps!

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