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Version 0.2.0.7
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The layout of the info dialog has been adjusted, especially the licenses of StartComp and of the used icons are now visible without having to scroll in the information box
    • The images of the update indicator in the info dialog have been replaced
    • The help dialog is now a normal window which can be minimized
  • Code
    • The anonymous delegates unsubscribe now properly from their event handler (Bug)
    • The repository manager is now a singleton
    • The caret in the information box in the info dialog is now hidden when it gets the focus
    • Modified version checker download process
    • Fixed an object leak while seraching, when the ListViewGroups did not release their ListViewItems (Bug)
    • After loading repositories and searching the first ListViewItem is now selected
    • The version information of the application has been modified
    • The version information of the installer has been modified


Version 0.2.0.6
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The export in the settings form no longer requires administrator rights
  • Code
    • The help file text has been fixed


Version 0.2.0.5
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • Added shortcut and application name on drag and drop to ListView as suggested name
    • Added a 1 pixel spacing on Windows 8 between the frame and the client area
    • Added a 1 pixel spacing when DWM compositon is disabled between the frame and the client area
    • Modified the default HotKey to Win+Y
  • Code
    • Cleaning up project file
    • Cleaning up distributed source code
    • Resource string fixes
    • Documentation spelling corrections


Version 0.2.0.4
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Installer Tweaks
    • Administrator rights are now no longer required for a successful installation
    • The installation is now on a per user basis, this means that every user on the same pc has to install his own copy
    • The user can no longer choose the directory to which the application is installed to, the default installation directory is now %LOCALAPPDATA%\StartComp
    • Minor script changes to allow the automatic upgrade to install this version without conflicts
    • The quicklaunch shortcut has been removed
  • Code
    • The info dialog could crash the application when the version checker encountered an error during retrieving the latest version information (Bug)
    • The indicator tooltip in the info dialog would provide the wrong text if the option to not check for updates on application start was set (Bug)


Version 0.2.0.3
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The application menu can be shown with F5
    • The shutdown menu can be shown with F6
  • Code
    • Keyboard events are now longer set to handled while the overlay panels are active when they should be only ignored (Bug)


Version 0.2.0.2
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The settings now provide an option to choose between english and german language
    • The Windows Tools have been localized to german language
  • Code
    • Cleaned up code


Version 0.2.0.1
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The command pane and listview can now be scrolled even if they are not focused
  • Code
    • Modified some resource strings
    • Downloading updates could get stuck if the default proxy uses credentials (Bug)
    • The scrollbars of the command pane and the listview have been painted wrong if an animation was playing at the time the overlay became active (Bug)
    • Menu shortcuts no longer work when the overlay panels are active (Bug)


Version 0.2.0.0
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  • Beta Release 2
  • Featured Content
    • Added file search
    • Added an option to enable or disable the version check on start
    • Added an indicator image to the info dialog that shows update status
    • Hovering over the indicator in the info dialog provides a tooltip with advanced information
    • Wordwrap has been added to the notes
    • The help can now show multiple pages
  • Code
    • Some Forms have been converted to UserControls which allows the main window to fade out when they are active
    • Refactoring some methods
    • Added default proxy settings to the app.config file
    • Enhanced the calculation of the tile width in tile view
    • Scrolling the command pane should now no longer get stuck (Bug)
    • The window anchor now respects the position of the taskbar (Bug)
    • The help should now longer display the cursor caret (Bug)
    • All dialogs should now have their correct parent set (Bug)
    • The overlay panels now capture the bitmap of their parent in the correct way (Bug)


Version 0.1.0.0
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  • Beta Release 1
  • Featured Content
    • Bing-Search has been removed
    • Window anchor implemented
    • The listview can now be configured to be shown in details view or tile view through the context menu
    • The listview now allows sorting through the context menu
    • The view, sort order and sort column are now saved for each repository
    • The listview now shows the background image in the lower right
    • The listview now shows a background image for the user defined repositories
    • Added a "Tell-A-Friend" button to the info dialog
  • Code
    • The main window can now longer be configured to stay outside the monitor resolution boundaries (Bug)
    • The search function would sometimes after clearing the search field not return all the unfiltered entries (Bug)
    • Closing a dialog with the Enter key no longer executes a selected item (Bug)
    • Changed the color of the command pane to a light blue
    • The implementation of loading, saving, deleting and modifying repositories has gone through a complete overhaul


Version 0.0.6.20
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • It is now possible to select the group which should be shown on application startup
  • Code
    • The Favorites group can no longer be hidden
    • Added info about shutdown menu to quick help document


Version 0.0.6.19
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The application can create an anonymized id and shows it in the info dialog


Version 0.0.6.18
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • Alt+Enter is showing the properties dialog of an item
  • Code
    • ApplicationData added to special folders


Version 0.0.6.17
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • Added options for logoff, reboot and shutdown as a context menu when right clicking on the lower frame of the main application window
  • Code
    • If a new drive is recognized while the computer group is active it is automatically added and removed if necessary


Version 0.0.6.16
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The feed and special folders items are now sorted to their original order after the searchbox is cleared (Bug)
    • Read feeds have sometimes been marked only after window messages have been processed (Bug)
    • The open file dialog now switches to the path and file that was selected previously


Version 0.0.6.15
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The version check did not check for a new version if updates from a different directory than the application was installed to was checked but was correctly run from the installation diretory (Bug)
    • The searchbox image changes its background color when it is pressed
    • The searchbox image correctly resets the background when the searchbox is cleared through the Escape key (Bug)
    • Replaced all calls to string.Format() with a helper that is aware of CultureInfo


Version 0.0.6.14
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • A selected item can now be executed by pressing and releasing the Enter key


Version 0.0.6.13
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The version check now aks if it should allow updates form a different directory than the application was installed to
    • The version check now correctly handles access to the registry (Bug)


Version 0.0.6.12
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The main application window is now hidden when the right mouse button is released on the close button
  • Code
    • Fixed exception handling dialog on application startup
    • Fixed transparent overlay
    • Fixed P/Invoke signatures


Version 0.0.6.11
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The items added to standard and user defined groups support now command line arguments
  • Code
    • The form for adding and editing items has been reorganized
    • All dialogs use the font Microsoft Sans Serif 8.25pt


Version 0.0.6.10
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The installer is now fully localized in english and german
    • The version check now can decide which update methods it should offer


Version 0.0.6.9
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • Minor installer script tweaks
    • Updated readme.txt with information about "reset" command line argument


Version 0.0.6.8
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The version check now exits the application, in case a new version should get installed
    • The installer cancels its execution right on startup if a windows version is detected that is older than Windows Vista
    • The installer now checks if the Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 (Client Profile) is installed and if not offers to install it through the Microsoft provided Web-Setup


Version 0.0.6.7
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The version check could throw an exception while loading the XmlDocument (Bug)
    • Modified the appearance of some controls


Version 0.0.6.6
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The version check can now directly download a new version
    • The version check can now ignore a version


Version 0.0.6.5
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • Added version check on application startup
  • Code
    • The autostart feature should now again get correctly enabled and disabled (Bug)


Version 0.0.6.4
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The main application window is now shown or hidden using a fade effect
  • Code
    • If the application is running and is started again, it now shows the main application window again if it was hidden (Bug)


Version 0.0.6.3
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • Class documentation
    • Code cleaned up so far, to make it public
    • Added a file with instructions for building StartComp on your own


Version 0.0.6.2
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • The F1-key shows the help
    • The F3-key activates the searchbox
  • Code
    • Code cleanup, resulting from the underlying framework rewrite
    • Setting the listviewgroup to collapsible could cause an exception, which prevented the application from running (Bug)


Version 0.0.6.1
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • Added an option to autostart the application on windows startup
    • The feeds are now marked as read when an item is selected for more than 2 seconds
  • Code
    • The sorting of the devices by free space and total size did not work like intended (Bug)


Version 0.0.6.0
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  • Alpha Release 1
  • Featured Content
    • Added a help file, which shows the basic features
    • Works now correctly if DWM composition is not enabled
  • Code
    • Clearing the searchbox with the backspace key could sometimes not reload all the available items (Bug)
    • The data providing framework has been completely rewritten


Version 0.0.5.0
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  • Preview Release 5
  • Featured Content
    • Drag and drop support for *.lnk files to standard and user groups
    • The application now runs under the .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
  • Code
    • The settings form has had its controls realigned, so that they now resize properly with the forms size
    • The listview for the groups in the settings has been changed to look better
    • The listview in the load icon from file form has been changed to tile view
    • The main application window should no longer can be configured to get sizes that are not intended
    • The minimum height of the application window is now set to 480 pixels
    • The command pane, searchbox and listview overlay has been adjusted
    • The command pane dividers are now shown correctly
    • Updated the files taken from the WindowsAPICodePack to version 1.1
    • The installer should now show the description in english too
    • The command line option "reset" clears the configuration of the application
    • Added an application manifest


Version 0.0.4.14
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The user can now select icons for the custom groups defined by him


Version 0.0.4.13
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  • User Interface Update
    • New icons taken from Faenza icon set
  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The installer script has been slightly modified
    • The special folders have been modified
    • The windows tools have been modified


Version 0.0.4.12
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  • Code enhancement Release
    • The info dialog now contains a link to the codeplex development site
  • Code
    • Updating the bing search service to version 2.2 and the generated code to .NET 4.0
    • The command pane, searchbox and listview will be grayed out if a dialog is active on the main application window
    • The notes form now uses the Consolas font


Version 0.0.4.11
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The history text has been reverted to be read only (Bug)
    • Never let the window be shown, when the window is already shown (Bug)
    • The command pane will be grayed out if another form is on top of the main application window


Version 0.0.4.10
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The searchbox border now changes the color when it is active
    • The history and notes forms have been moved over the main application window
    • The minimum width of the application window is now set to 640 pixels


Version 0.0.4.9
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The tab order of various forms has been fixed
    • The settings form has been moved over the main application window


Version 0.0.4.8
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The window can now be hidden by right clicking on the X button


Version 0.0.4.7
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • Dragging an exe now brings the window to the application and the child window to the foreground
    • All form were upgraded to use proper .NET 4.0 formatting


Version 0.0.4.6
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • Improved the feed caching mechanism
    • Code cleanup


Version 0.0.4.5
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • Added an option to wipe all user and configuration data
    • The uninstaller now provides an option whether to leave or delete the user data and configuration data


Version 0.0.4.4
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • Internal fixes
    • Some corrections to the documented methods
    • Process starting has been slightly modified


Version 0.0.4.3
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • More improvements to the search box. The search box itself was resized to 22 pixels. Font now has a default size of 9.25pt instead of 8.25pt. Search images have been updated
    • There were still issues with the focus capturing from and setting it back to the command pane. This release addressed this incorrect behavior


Version 0.0.4.2
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The data provider methods have been begun to be reworked to better support the ui loading tasks
    • The command links in the command pane no longer capture the focus on mouse enter. Instead they route the focus to their respective Parent


Version 0.0.4.1
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The application main window is now again configured to stay on top of all other windows (Bug)


Version 0.0.4.0
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  • Preview Release 4: Initial preview upload to codeplex
  • Featured Content
    • Too much to say here for now. This will be updated on a later release. Thank you for your patience


Version 0.0.3.3
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • New search box implementation do be more standard compatible with the windows search box


Version 0.0.3.2
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Featured Content
    • Minor improvements made to the user interface


Version 0.0.3.1
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  • Code enhancement Release
  • Code
    • The main window cannot be minimized again anymore as long as another window is active on the main application window (Bug)
    • Enhanced Class-Documentation
    • Actualized the language support
    • Structural changes throughout classes to simplify the future development


Version 0.0.3.0
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  • Preview Release 3
  • Featured Content
    • RSS-Feeds can now be read from Atom 1.0 feed providers
    • Installer now supports German language. Added an option for installing the source code during a normal install
  • Code
    • Improved handling for errors with not supported feed providers


Version 0.0.2.0
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  • Preview Release 2
  • Featured Content
    • Added msconfig.exe Tools to standard groups
    • Beginning of the implementation of globalization. The provided languages are German and English
    • Installer for StartComp done with NSIS Currently only in English
  • Code
    • Bug fixes
    • Class-Documentation


Version 0.0.1.0
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  • Initial Preview Release
  • Featured Content
    • 6 Standard groups (Utilities, Development, Games, Internet, Multimedia, Office)
    • Unlimited user defined groups
    • Favorites for Standard and User defined groups
    • Storage Devices
    • RSS-Feeds (RSS 2.0)
    • Drag and drop support for executable files to standard groups
    • Free configurable hotkey (Standard: Win+C) to display and bring the application to foreground or hide it
    • Notify Icon
      • Left click: Application show/hide
      • Right click: Exit Application

Last edited May 6, 2013 at 7:17 AM by B33Rbaron, version 11

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