AppLauncher

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    Main download link: AppLauncher
    See also wiki documentation


    Please use the links in the wikipage for issues and bugs.
    This makes it easier to keep an overview. ;)

    Update: 23.03.2014
    I have a litle bit work on as.
    Go to settings => AppLauncher
    Screenshot (14).jpg
    Now you can Select Add (a new Entry in AppLauncherlist), Edit and Delete
    Screenshot (15).jpg
    First select Add
    This is the Place for all needed Informations for a application.
    I hope thats all. o_O
    Screenshot (16).jpg
    There are 3 ways to added a App.
    1. Enter the Path manually.
    2. For installed App use the Selectbutton
    Screenshot (17).jpg
    3. Use the Filebrowser with the Searchbutton.
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    Now you can Edit a Description and all other Informations.
    If you have select a .exe File, the Icon will automatically displayed.
    For Specials you can select a Image.

    After this you cal all your App start in the Applauncher.
    Screenshot (20).jpg

    Now the Edit and Delete Buttons in Settings are working. ;)
    Screenshot (21).jpg

    Update 01.04.2014
    On Start a extern App, now you can switch the Status of the current playing Items.
    AppLauncher_Switch.jpg

    Attention
    Start with Username and Password - Untested
    Start as Admin - Not working
     

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    Lehmden

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    Hi.
    We urgently need something like this. All other HTPC software incl. Windows Media Center have such things so you can expect this as very useful.
    I've tried it with some .bat to send magic packet to my NAS and also put it to sleep (by psshutdown) when I don't need it any longer. Works like expected. Thanks a lot, I will never miss this again.

    Imho this should go into "core" MP2 package after adding some "eye candy" like search for programs and probably some kind of icons for the apps to launch... This definitely is a feature that has to be part of the "main" program...
     

    morpheus_xx

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    Great progress! (y) We might create WorkflowContributors to make the apps appear in menu like inbuilt features
     
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    BigGranu

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    Suggestion: Kill command - a way to exit the launched app.
    The idea is good. Unfortunately not so simple.
    All keys are sent to the new prossess. MP2 do not know which keys are pressed.

    My Idea:
    i create a "Keybord hook". Then all the keys also available in MP2.
    Now we can say, if pressed e.g. ESC longer than 2-3sec, use this as Kill Command.

    @Developers Any other Ideas?
     

    Spragleknas

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    Killing the process by MCE-remote would be good, but ESC on keyboard will do for me as well. ALT+F4 is low in WAF (from my experience).

    Currently I am using a plugin for Chrome where I've set ESC to be ALT+F4, but unfortunately it sometimes fails.

    Another suggestion: Stop media if app is launched (just a checkbox addition).
     

    Game_dude

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    I've been wanting a plugin like this for a long time! :D But where does everything go? Whether I put the plugin in process or windows I get this error

    Code:
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    Plugin Manager
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    An error occured while loading the plugin file AppLauncher.dll.
    
    It's broken or incompatible with the current MediaPortal version and won't be loaded.
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    OK 
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    I also copied the language folder and skin folder to program data/mediaportal etc but have no idea where plugin.xml goes either.

    Also I'm using MP 1.6 final
     
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