[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Custom Folders

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From: "Phil Yates" <phil.yates@...>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 20:53:06 +0600
> Have you named it correctly? It is 5 characters long, starting with "Icon"
> followed by CHR$(13). Best created with FileName$="Icon"+CHR$(13)

Once upon a time there was a programmer in Apple. He decided to make it
difficult to implement Custom Folders by adding a CHR$(13) to the end of the
file name, so that anyone trying to duplicate the file wouldn't see it. The file
would look the same, but there's no way to see the other ascii character.

He eventually left Apple, and after passing time by ripping the wings off
butterflies and studying Mein Kampf, ended up working for Microsoft. He is
particularly proud of Windows 98.

Thank you, Deep. I added the CHR$(13) and my code now works perfectly. If anyone
wants to create custom folders from within a program, I'll post the code.

And thanks to everyone who tried to help.


I do like this list.