admin wrote:I don't know a way to get more than one overlay information. Windows clearly states one overlay (or none). The negotiation is done before the results are fed to the API.
Yeah, I don't know how it could be achieved either. It's a shame because Microsoft keeps complaining in their blog posts about how overlays kind of suck since they can only relay 1 detail about a file, but they don't provide a way to get around this limitation either. This is why they continue to mention adding or using columns instead.
admin wrote:Conc. the column: I surely plan to add shell columns but this is a big feature (in the sense of: a lot of tricky work, and probably a long debug phase).
But: if sorting is not that important I could quite quickly add an option to draw the normal icon column (after widening it by 16 pixels) so that the overlay is drawn on the left and the icon on the right. Would that help? (Advantage: the same method could also be applied to non-Details views)
Interesting thought, not sure if left or right of file icon makes more sense but it could be a good approach.
Though it might be a bit ugly if you don't ensure that the file icons and names are still aligned in a grouping of files with and without overlays.