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From "Xavier Hanin" <xavier.ha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Windows Explorer add-in: ANT build
Date Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:10:14 GMT
Hi,

You might be interested in AntShellExt:
http://www.elpagestion.com/os_ant_en.shtml

It allows to integrate with windows explorer as your registry trick, but
also to choose the target.

It doesn't work on my box though (windows vista), so I can't tell how useful
it is.

Xavier

On 6/14/07, S. Ali Tokmen <nospam@alishomepage.com> wrote:
>
> Hello, everyone
>
> I'm a person who uses Windows for development and everyday usage, and
> don't
> like
> typing commands on consoles that much. And, ANT is a more "command-line"
> kind of
> tool. On the other hand, in most cases, one only calls the "default"
> target
> of
> an XML build file (which probably is "build + JAR + install + test that
> project").
>
> So I thought: what if I added an "ANT build" action to the file type
> "XML",
> and
> associate it with ANT? Which I have done with a small registry trick, I'm
> adding
> it to this e-mail.
>
> To apply the registry file:
>
>     - First, make sure that the JAVA_HOME and ANT_HOME environment
> variables
> are properly defined, and that the PATH environment variable contains
> ANT's
> bin folder
>     - Now, extract the ZIP file. One .reg file should come out
>     - Double click on that file, click on "yes"
>
> Once you apply that registry file to Windows:
>
>     - When you right click on an XML file, an option called "ANT build"
> will
> appear
>     - If you click that option, ant.bat is launched with as build file
> (the -f option in ant.bat) the XML you had right clicked
>     - It will then execute the default action of that ANT build file
>
> I found that useful, and therefore wanted to share it with you. I hope you
> like
> it, perhaps one can also add it to the ANT SVN (or CVS?) base.
>
> Have a nice day, everyone
>
> S. Ali Tokmen
> http://ali.tokmen.com
>
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Xavier Hanin - Independent Java Consultant
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