SGF Shell Extension

Screenshot Windows XP

Screenshot Windows Vista (warning: there are problems, read below)

Download (v1.2 from 11th April 2006, 115 KByte)

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What does it do ?

The Windows Explorer has a Details View which displays information about files in seperate columns.

From Windows 2000 on you can configure which columns you want to see. If you right-click on the caption of any column, you'll get a context menu whose items are a subset of all the available columns. By selecting the More option, you can display the whole list of available columns. You can turn any column on or off and change the order of them.

Programmers can extend the Windows Explorer in various ways, e.g. create new columns for the details view and implement new Info Tips for special files. Info Tips are the little hint windows when you move the mouse over a file. I did both for SGF files.

Why is this useful ?

You can see who the players are without opening an extra sgf editor. You can sort your sgf files in a directory by the new sgf properties. Sorting by rank is not perfect though since the Explorer does only string sort, you might run into "sorted" lists like 1d, 1k, 2d, 2k, 3d, 3k.

You can find out the winning percentage of your favourite player with this. Get all games of say Cho Chikun and put them into an extra directory. See the Windows Explorer how many files you have there. Enable the culumn "SGF Winner" and click on it to sort your games by the Name of the Winner. You can now easily mark all games which Cho won and Windows explorer shows you how many files you marked. With some basic math you get your percentage.



Installation (v1.2)