XYplorer 8.50 has been released on 05-Oct-2009. Here's a quick introduction to the main new features:
To re-arrange files by drag and drop, first activate Manual Sorting in menu Tools | Customize List. Then you can drag a bunch of files to a new position, as shown in this screenshot:
And here's after the drop:
Of course, the same can be done also in thumbnails view. So you can, for example, drag your photos to new positions just like on a light table, and then apply a batch rename.
Manual Sorting is also known as arbitrary sorting.
For example, the following simple lines define the user button context menu shown below.
"Recent Locations|:mru" button "mru" "Hotlist|:hotlist" button "hotlist" - "Custom Keyboard Shortcuts|:cks" button "cks" "Edit User Commands|:udc" button "udc" - "Exit w/out Saving|:exitnosave" button "exitnosave" - "<date>" msg "<date>"
Note that using the new scripting command "button" you can trigger also buttons that are not part of the current toolbar! Saves a lot of screen space...
The following list of relative folders, entered in current folder "Test", will create the branch structure shown below.
As you see also multi-part sub paths are created, and variables are supported (XYplorer native and, not in the above example, environment).
For example, the following script will generate the popup menu you see below.
"Go Desktop|Desktop" goto "Desktop"; "Go TEMP|%temp%" goto "%temp%"; "Go XY exe|<xypath>\XYplorer.exe" goto "<xypath>\XYplorer.exe"; - "Open with Photoshop|Photoshop" openwith "Photoshop"; //Photoshop must be registered "Open with EmEdit|Desktop\Kiss me, too.ico" openwith "C:\Programme\EmEdit\EmEditor.exe" - "Cancel"