Command Prompt for Windows




New Features in Version 7.6

  • Converted the WIN_ONE.HLP help file to the new CHM format using HTML Help Workshop version 4.74.8702. Html Help files are supported in Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. HTML Help Workshop only does a very basic conversion of the original help file. It created 319 html files that had the following limitations :-

    1. The html filenames were meaningless, as HTML Help Workshop give them name like W9834.HTM and there was no way to tell from a directory listing which file was which.
    2. HTML Help Workshop lost all the formatting that was in the original help file. This resulted in having to reformat 319 files by hand using tags like <BLOCKQUOTE>, <TABLE>, <CENTER>, <UL>, <OL>, <B> and so on, in a text editor.

  • The new WIN_ONE.CHM file has been integrated into the WinOne® Command Prompt, so that all the help features work correctly and displays the new CHM help file instead of the old HLP file. The WinOne® Command Prompt now uses the HtmlHelp() API instead of the obsolete WinHelp() API. Please note :-

    1. If you find the old WIN_ONE.HLP file in the WinOne® Command Prompt installation directory, it can be safely deleted, as the WinOne® Command Prompt no longer uses it.
    2. The printable documentation is temporally unavailable. As soon as a solution is found, I will make it available for download.

  • Converted the WOIO.HLP help file to the new CHM format. The WOIO.CHM also suffered from the same limitations as the WIN_ONE.CHM project. Please note :-

    1. If you find the old WOIO.HLP file in the WinOne® Command Prompt installation directory, it can be safely deleted, as the WinOne® Command Prompt no longer uses it.
    2. The printable documentation for the WOIO Library is temporally unavailable. As soon as a solution is found, I will make it available for download.

  • Converted the DLGEDIT.HLP help file to DLGEDIT.CHM help file. As DLGEDIT.HLP was a very simple help file, it had no formatting and was quick to convert over the the new CHM format.

  • When the WinOne® Command Prompt is first Started, the CPU Information is no longer displayed.

  • Updated the internal WinOne® Command Prompt Manifest file for both Windows Vista and Windows 7, so that, Windows applies the correct theme to the WinOne® Command Prompt. The permissions required by the WinOne® Command Prompt are also specified in the manifest file, however, at this time no permissions have been set for the WinOne® Command Prompt. As the permissions are very strict in Windows 7, many of the features in the WinOne® Command Prompt can fail when the WinOne® Command Prompt is run without Administrator privileges. I am working on a solution to this and it should be ready for the next release of the WinOne® Command Prompt.

  • Removed the shortcut arrows for the Start Menu, under Windows Vista and Windows 7.

  • Tested the WinOne® Command Prompt under the new Windows 7 Operating Systems and made the changed needed to ensure it functioned the best it can, given the users permissions setting. For example, when a user has only Standard User Permissions, then the WinOne® Command Prompt is unable to extract all the icons required to hide the shortcut arrows for many programs in the Start Menu, because of permission denied errors. In this case, the best that can be done is to display the shortcut icons, which still includes the shortcut arrows.

  • Add 4 public domain images, which are suitable for use as background images for the main WinOne® Command Prompt window. They include :-


    1. leaves.bmp


    2. nebula.bmp


    1. lightnin.bmp


    1. skyline.bmp

    See Background Pictures for more information on setting up a background image for the WinOne® Command Prompt

  • Many internal optimisations and improvements