Start++ upcoming feature – Scripting!
So it’s been a while since I’ve made a Start++ update. But don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about it!
This weekend I’ll be posting version 0.5. What’s new? Well, I fixed some common bugs (certain characters like double-quotes could get mangled in commands, etc), and have made improvements to the UI hook for those who run Start++ in the background.
How is this useful? Well, here’s how you could write your own version of the Play Media action.
var fs = new ActiveXObject(“Scripting.FileSystemObject”);
var pList = fs.CreateTextFile(StartPath + “\\playlist1.m3u”, true);
for(i = 0; i < ResultCount; i++)
var file = SYSTEM_ITEMURL[i];
pList.Close();var WshShell = new ActiveXObject(“WScript.Shell”);
WshShell.Run(“wmplayer.exe \”” + StartPath + \\playlist1.m3u\”);
Just as before, you can export your Startlet to a file that you can share with others or submit to the gallery on BrandonTools.com. The Startlet file will include your script, basically turning them into light-weight “plug-ins.”