The last time we stayed on the fact that we have a program that can “group” icons from taskbar. If you run it and understood, it was noticed that the program has one unpleasant flaw in the usability . When you set the program to run by default – it can not be seen. Required to rely on their memories and habits. So we will correct this deficiency.
As you probably noticed last time, the images I have shown are mini-icons-default applications and those applications I have several. So let us consider in more detail how to achieve this for you too.
Probably about the new Win7 features just lazy person hasn’t written, and a lot of reviews on the internet on how to apply it. I noticed that reading technical articles, which simply tell show to apply, or that tool is not very interesting. Much more interesting when technology is used on a particular useful example, resulting in a small useful program. Of course, this turns out not always, but lately I’ve been more and more I try to do.
Thus, we’ll solve the following problem: I have a lot of icons in the taskbar is attached. 2 studios, SQL Server, Expression studio, office applications, browsers – all this would be helpful to group and to the default run basic applications.
For a long time I have wanted to do a program that on a regular basis would check the folder with the projects and delete from there autogenic folders of type obj and bin, extra everything, generate ReSharper and folders TestResults. For some, this may not be a problem, but if there is enough in the development of several large projects it becomes a problem, all this may take up to 2 gigs, for example, as I have. Can you imagine even imagine a situation where on one machine running a lot of people, each with its own folder with the project and after the session there is no clean up these folders. Once again, here are cleaning working stations, we found that in these locations was 60+ gigs! Thus, the usefulness of utility, which would all have daily been removed – is obvious.
For this purpose, I decided to use the Windows Service. Some people say that’s easier to write .bat file, but I do not own this magic and did not want to mess about, Windows Service seemed more attractive prospect in terms of new knowledge.