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Latest post of the previous page:

http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 3.3.53 =

This is mostly a techical build reflecting FAR API changes up to 1.75.2494.

There are though a couple of new items in FAR.NET:
*) IPanel.GoToName() - sets an item current by its name;
*) IPanel.GoToPath() - similar to FAR command goto:<path>.

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= 3.3.54 =

*) New property IPanelPlugin.DataComparison - compares data attached to panel
items (normally in order to restore the current item correctly). Needed for
cases with not trivial equality.

*) New property IPanelPlugin.IdleUpdate - tells to update and redraw the panel
automatically when idle. Useful for frequently changed data.

*) New user property Guid IPanel.Id - normally assigned once and used by a
creator for distinguishing panel types and reusing opened panels.

*) New method IFar.GetPanelPlugin(Guid) - gets opened panel plugin by ID (see
above). Can be used for reusing already opened panels.

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 3.3.55 =

CHANGES

*) Logic of IKeyMacroHost.Install(IDictionary[]) is changed. This is not a
breaking change but if you use it you have to take a look at the manual.

FIXED

*) False error "Can't open a plugin panel at this moment." in rare cases.
*) Minor issue in error message in editor on opening a file with null name.

OBSOLETE

*) As it was announced in 3.3.44, method IFar.CreateMessage() and interface
IMessage are obsolete and will be removed. Use IFar.Msg() instead, these 5
methods provide the same features and also some improvements.

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= 3.3.56 =

*) Improved control over panel opening and possible failures. Fixed cases when
opening used to fail silently, now errors with explained reasons are shown.

*) IPanel.GoToPath() - fixed a few issues with not complete paths.

*) As it was announced, obsolete method IFar.CreateMessage() and interface
IMessage are removed. Use one of 5 overloaded IFar.Msg() methods instead.

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 3.3.57 =

ANNOUNCEMENT

This version is presumably the last one for FAR 1.x; the next version is going
to be for Unicode FAR 2.x. If you find new or know some old issues in 3.3.57,
report as soon as possible, this is the last call, then support of the frosen
version will be very limited.

FIX/CHANGE

*) Two accidentally related issues: fixed regression in IFar.ShowHelp();
changed how IPanel.GoToName() works with empty names: now it ignores them
(well, empty names are technically possible, but it is a weird case anyway).

HOUSEKEEPING

*) Refactoring and cleaning of legacy code shared between IFar.Msg and recently
removed obsolete IMessage.

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 4.0.0 =

ANNOUNCEMENT

From now on FarNet 4.x is for Far 2.x. FarNet 3.x is officially not supported.
Theoretically it is possible to use both FarNet 3.x and 4.x in Far 2.x at the
same time but this scenario is not supported, not tested and not recommended.

This is the first and mostly technical phase of transition from Far 1.x to 2.x.
Next FarNet version will use new Far API more effectively.

INSTALLATION

If you did not use FarNet 3.x in Far 2.x then simply do what Readme.txt says;
do read it again even if you read it before: some default names are changed.

If you use or used FarNet 3.x in Far 2.x then do in this order:

1) Remove all(!) installed files of FarNet and .NET plugins.

2) If you want to migrate old settings then rename in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Far2\PluginHotkeys:
rename key "Plugins/FAR.NET/FarNetPlugin.dll" into "Plugins/FarNet/FarNetMan.dll"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Far2\Plugins:
rename key "FAR.NET" info "FarNet"

3) Install FarNet, see Readme.txt for instructions.

4) Install new FarNet plugins, e.g. PowerShellFar 2.x

5) If you have your own FarNet plugins rebuild them with new FarNet.

BREAKING CHANGES (MAJOR)

*) You have to change dependency from FarNetInt.dll to FarNet.dll and rename
namespace FarManager into FarNet.

*) Removed property Targeted from panels, use new property SelectedFiles.

*) Removed property IFile.IsSelected. Originally it was introduced "a la FAR
API", but in fact it is not fit well to FarNet concept and planned evolution.

*) IViewer, IEditor - boolean property EnableSwitch is replaced with Switching
with 3 states: Auto(default), Enabled and Disabled.

BREAKING CHANGES (MINOR)

A few renamings for better consistency, discoverability and English, too.

*) IPanel:
Current -> CurrentFile
Contents -> ShownFiles
Selected -> SelectedFiles

*) All names *PanelPlugin* renamed into *PluginPanel*, e.g. new names are:
IPluginPanel, IPluginPanelInfo, CreatePluginPanel() and etc.

*) IPluginPanel.Another -> AnotherPanel

*) MessageOptions -> MsgOptions (to conform with IFar.Msg())

*) KeyCode constants:
- all names now are the same as FAR macro key names
- Ctrl, Alt, Shift moved to another type: KeyMode

*) VKeyCode constants:
- Ctrl, Alt, Shift moved to another type: VKeyMode

OTHER CHANGES

*) Do not use new properties CodePage in IEditor and IViewer, they are added,
but it turned out that FAR does not use them yet :)

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 4.0.1 =

** REMINDER: Far 2.x, read History.txt = 4.0.0 = **

*) Due to a bug in FarNet multiarc plugin did not work. Fixed.

*) FilerEventArgs: new property OperationModes Mode. Unfortunately it is not
yet clear how to use it, you may only experiment for now.

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 4.0.2 =

*) Improved exchange of strings between .NET and FAR. Note that now in some
cases FarNet is less tolerant to null input strings where text is expected.

*) Dialogs: fixed a few FAR 1 to 2 issues, fixed memory leaks in list controls
on dynamic operations on items, asked to implement IListBox.Title so that it
should work now, added new property IListBox.Bottom, etc.

*) Fixed order of history strings returned by IFar.GetHistory().

*) Wish: allow to "unload" FarNet. Note: DLLs are not phisically unloaded. It
is OK to call ExitFARW several times, the first call terminates FarNet. Then it
is safe to call GetPluginInfoW, FarNet simply returns "nothing". Other exported
functions must not be called. STILL, THIS SCENARIO IS NOT RECOMMENDED. Besides,
perhaps some FarNet sub-plugins were not designed for "half-termination".

*) Issue: http://bugs.farmanager.com/view.php?id=730
Do not make dialog list controls empty directly when a dialog is running. Use
this way: DetachItems(), Clear() or RemoveAt(), add items, AttachItems().

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= 4.0.3 =

*) Property IListBox.Bottom - it was runtime only, now it is standard: as
usual, you can set it before opening a dialog.

*) New overloaded IFar.GetHistory() with extra parameter 'filter' returns
history strings by type(s).

*) It turned out that it is possible to unload FarNet abnormally, for example
by 'unloadp' FAR command or by some plugin manager. This scenario is not
recommended but some changes still were done for avoiding problems.

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= 4.0.4 =

MAIN CHANGES

*) FarNet is adapted to new Far panel API in 2.0.789. Of course .NET plugins
should not care about it.

*) For technical reasons FarNet is built by Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and FarNet
C++/CLI depends on VS runtime modules. If you do not have VS 2008 then you may
have to google, download and install one of the redistributable packages:
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)

OTHER CHANGES

*) IAnyViewer.ViewText() - switching to editor is enabled. For now if you
switch by [F6] to editor then on exit you see "The file ... was moved or
deleted. [Save]...". It is not a perfect solution perhaps but it is just
useful. If you do not like it, do not switch. Better ideas are welcome.

*) New interface IRawUI and property in IFar, TEST ONLY, they are experimental
and perhaps will be removed.

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= 4.0.5 =

*) New IFar methods PostStepAfterKeys() and PostStepAfterStep(). This is a very
important achievement for "super-macros" that can be used now also with modal UI.
See PowerShellFar History.txt for more details.

*) Mantis #730 - thanks to DrKnS, the problem is fixed for listboxes in Far
2.0.812, so that listboxes can be used as normal. Other problems still exist
for comboedit and combolist; workaround: when a dialog has started do not use
Clear() and then Insert() without detaching and attaching items.

*) ViewFrame.LeftPos - changed from 'int' to 'long', as it is in Far API.

P.S. REMINDER
*) For technical reasons FarNet is built by Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and FarNet
C++/CLI depends on VS runtime modules. If you do not have VS 2008 then you may
have to google, download and install one of the redistributable packages:
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)

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= 4.0.6 =

*) x64 support: FarNetMan.dll for x64 Far Manager should be copied from
Plugins.x64\FarNet. (NOTE: the build contains both x86 and x64 versions,
only FarNetMan.dll depends on a platform, FarNet.dll does not).

*) Optimized performance of stepping mechanism (IFar.PostStepXXX methods).

*) Experimental low level UI types were moved to FarNet.Raw namespace.

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= 4.0.7 =

*) IListMenu
- New property NoInfo: Do not show item count information at the bottom line.
- Fix. If a key handler is available and called then a standard handler, if
any, should not be called.

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= 4.0.8 =

*) IPluginPanel. New event Escaping. It is triggered when [Escape] is pressed
and the command line is empty. Basically it only helps to use [Escape] key for
closing a panel (or other action). There is no default action, perhaps it will
be added later, suggestions are welcome.

*) As far as IFar.GetWindowType(-1) is used quite frequently, a new property
IFar.WindowType is introduced: it gets a type of the current Far window:
Panels, Dialog, Editor and etc.

*) Undone stepping mode optimization because of problems for command, tool and
filer plugins dynamically registered during stepping.

*) IFar.PostStepAfterStep - fixed a subtle issue: when the first step throws an
error then the second should not be invoked even if it has been already posted.

*) Dialog controls. Improved some code originally designed in Far/1 and not
effective in Far/2.

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 4.0.9 =

*) IFar.Write - fixed Unicode output (some characters were written as '?').
Lesson to learn: avoid Console.Write* methods in FarNet and its plugins.

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http://code.google.com/p/farnet/

= 4.0.10 =

*) ISelection - new method SelectAll() selects all text in the editor. It is
a helper, you can do the same by Select() with proper parameters.

*) IViewer.CodePage for the opened viewer works now (read only).

*) IFar.CodeToChar() fixed old ANSI approach.

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