Windows launcher

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There is a Microsoft Windows launcher for FreeMind, written in C.

Contents

Function

This launcher provides the following.

Feature Detail
Icon Has an icon.
Dropping a file When a file is dragged and dropped over the launcher, it is passed to Java application as a parameter.
Argument passing When the launcher is run from a DOS console and given multiple arguments, all are passed to the Java application.
Changing to directory The launcher has to reside in a directory relative to the application directory. However, it can be run from any other directory. Therefore, if you assign the launcher to a file type, the application is run correctly with the file passed as an argument.

Compilation

This launcher for Microsoft Windows was compiled using Dev-C++.

To download Dev-C++, go to project page at SourceForge.

To recompile it, open the project Freemind.dev with Dev-C++, and compile the project.

The underlying compiler of Dev-C++ was MinGW.

Files

File Note
Freemind.dev Project file, to be opened in Dev-C++
Freemind.c The source code
Makefile.win Automatically generated filr by Dev-C++
FreeMind.ico Icon file
FreeMind-butterfly.ico Icon file, with butterfly icon, instead of light bulb icon
Icon1.rc Plain text, resource file, describing the location of icons. Contains:
#include <windows.h>

100 ICON "FreeMind-butterfly.ico"
//100 ICON "FreeMind.ico"
101 ICON "FreeMind-document.ico"
Icon1.o Object file compiled from Icon1.rc and FreeMind.ico (or FreeMind-buttefly.ico)
Freemind.o Object file compiled from Freemind.c
Freemind.exe Executable built from Freemind.o and Icon1.o

Gotchas

Things to watch

  1. FreeMind.ico must be a real icon, not an icon created by changing the extension of a file from bmp to ico.

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