An adaption of an adaption.
A good while back, I created a program, KindEbook Wishlist, that I use most days and is still available here at the forum. It works well, keeping tabs on price changes for Kindle ebooks at Amazon ... at least for my modest wants.
About a year or so later, I struck upon the idea of adapting that program for CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays etc from the JB Hifi store, where there was a limit of about 50 items on the in-store wishlist. JB Wishlist is kind of a niche program, really only suitable for those from AUS, at the AutoIt Forum, who would want such a thing ... so not many I imagine, so it has never been available here. However, if you meet that criteria etc, and are willing to register at the AutoIt4Life Clubrooms, then it is available in the Project Chat section there ... though not the more recent updates (you need to ask me about them). That too, works quite well for my modest needs, and even includes an additional Preview & Summary window, which KindEbook Wishlist doesn't have ... though both programs do have access to a Details window per item, that is like the Preview window ... just doesn't constantly display alongside the Main program window (see later for an example with IonGoG Wishlist).
So, now we come to IonGoG Wishlist, which is an adaption of the JB Wishlist program, and used for keeping tabs on GOG Games ... prices, history of changes, bought list, etc.
IonGoG Wishlist is an incomplete adaption, so still in beta ... though all the really important elements work well enough. I have been working on it in dribs and drabs, and I now think it has come to a reasonable enough stage to share it ... just be advised, that some of the features accessed via the right-click menu etc, may not work or give strange results. Any of the options that I have given an Accelerator key facility to, should be working fine ... and most of the others are too ... and I am not even sure at this point, of what remains to be adapted ... not much I imagine.
The name by the way, in case you were wondering, is a phonetic mangling on the words - keep an Eye On your GOG Wishlist.
Here is a screenshot, with the Preview window on left. The Preview window can be placed at right instead or even turned off.
Download, includes source files.
IonGoG Wishlist v0.0_b14.zip (see detail at Post #10)
I have another program that GOG users may be interested in, that can assist with getting game images that IonGoG Wishlist gets and doesn't get ... larger versions taken from modified thumbnail links in their GOG Library.
Downloads Dropbox (see the GOG example in Post #7)
In reality, compared to most stores I have come across, the GOG store is great, well setup and laid out. and for most things, including their Wishlist, is more than adequate. So I rarely do a full list Price Query ... so much quicker and easier to just check the two pages of my in-store wishlist. When I first started work on IonGoG Wishlist, the in-store wishlist wasn't as good as it is now.
All that said, I still find it handy to use IonGoG Wishlist, for a variety of things - Offline browsing, Cover images to use with my bought & downloaded game folders, price changes history (and patterns of GOG behavior for sales etc), a bought list (with price I paid and date etc), Game Notes & Warnings, etc. And while not as quick as just checking the pages of your in-store wishlist, you can just set the full, favorites or non-favorites Query going, while you go away and do something else, and then later come back and look at the highlighted changes that may have occurred.
I have now added a 4th program to the mix, and decided to place all under the banner of a suite - KindEbook Suite.
I believe it will be better served by having its own topic, rather than attempt to edit the first few posts in the old one - KindEbook Wishlist.
It is also a chance to de-clutter and make some improvements.
Add Book & All Formats To Calibre
ConvertEbook (now replaced by Batch Ebook Convert if you wish)
Batch Ebook Convert (new)
Batch Create & Run
RECOMMENDED 3RD PARTY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
calibre - Integral to the last two of my complimentary programs, and an important element of the first one. Basically an ebook database & conversion program, but also offers plenty more, especially adding ebooks to or removing ebooks from your reading device. Wikipedia
Sigil - A wonderful open source ebook editor & creator. Great for fixing issues with EPUB files, especially after converting from another format. Wikipedia
MobileRead Forums - Excellent resource for all things ebook.
BookBub - Great advisory source for ebooks, that lets you know via email about great bargains at Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks. I still use KindEbook Wishlist with anything I obtain at Amazon via BookBub links, but usually just for a purchase record ... essentially I ADD (mostly freebies) and then immediately RELOCATE to my bought (b) user. A BIG Thanks to @willichan who told me many months ago, about BookBub.
Usage Of My Programs
To help others to understand about these programs and how to use them for the best benefit, I thought it best to outline how I use them, usually each and every day.
Quick Summary Of Usage (in order of use)
1. KindEbook Wishlist - Amazon Kindle Wishlist, Price Checker, History of Changes, Record of Purchases.
2. Bucket-for-URLs - Assistant to KindEbook Wishlist with new ebook discoveries, if a lot of them. When BookBub freebies lead to many others at Amazon.
3. AZWPlug - Add Kindle purchases to a database and to calibre, plus get right-click detail of selected ebook file (once added to database).
4. UpdateFromOPF - Make changes or corrections to the Metadata (OPF) file in calibre.
5. Batch Ebook Convert - Convert existing ebook (usually AZW3, sometimes MOBI) to EPUB and if missing, MOBI.
6. TeraCopy Timer - Make backups locally (outside of calibre library), and to thumbstick for transfer to another PC etc.
7. Batch Create & Run - Make passworded and zipped backups to Google Drive (locally).
8. Add Book & All Formats To Calibre - Add one backup copy of each ebook (all formats) to calibre on another PC.
Add Book & All Formats To Calibre
Batch Ebook Convert
The goal here is to get the Internet History for endpoints and users in the enterprise to find what business use websites use Java.
When opening index.dat in Notepad, I can see all the data I need. Unfortunatly, trying to read that data in AutoIT is proving diffucult.
I've tried :
Func _ParseIndexdat($indexdatpath) ; Parse index.dat file for useable info ; The tools I've seen don't grab all the info I want :( $Bindexdat = FileOpen($indexdatpath,16) $indexdat = FileRead($Bindexdat) $strIndexdat = BinaryToString($indexdat,2) MsgBox(0,"String from Binary",$strIndexdat) $FileArray = StringSplit($strIndexdat,@CRLF) ;This may get complex... Dim $r = 1 ; to count the records Dim $e = 0; to count the entries ; Start reading from line 1 For $line In $FileArray $content = StringStripWS($line,7) Select Case StringInStr($line,"REDR") ; this is the start of a record MsgBox(0,"REDR",$content) Case StringInStr($line,"URL") ; this may be the start of a record MsgBox(0,"URL",$content) Case StringInStr($line,"LEAK") ; this is the start of an error record ; I will likely ignore it. MsgBox(0,"LEAK",$content) Case StringInStr($line,"http://") ; this is the line with a couple entries MsgBox(0,"http",$content) Case StringInStr($line,"Content-Type:") ; this is an entry I want MsgBox(0,"Content-Type",$content) Case StringInStr($line,"X-Powered-By:") ; this is an entry I want MsgBox(0,"Powered-By",$content) Case StringInStr($line,"~U:") ; this is an entry I want and it marks the end of a record MsgBox(0,"~U",$content) Case Else ; do nothing with the line EndSelect Next EndFunc
That doesn't get the info... That code doesn't return anything.
$Bindexdat = FileOpen($indexdatpath,16) $indexdat = FileRead($Bindexdat) $strIndexdat = BinaryToString($indexdat,1) MsgBox(0,"String from Binary",$strIndexdat)
the "string from binary" msg box shows a LOT of data... but URL and http case are both blank or gibberish. BinaryToString($indexdat,2) and ,3 return Nothing in the cases - 4 does the same as 1.
$Bindexdat = FileOpen($indexdatpath, 16) $indexdat = FileRead($Bindexdat);$indexdatpath) MsgBox(0,"Index dat",$indexdat) $strIndexdat = BinaryToString($indexdat,1) MsgBox(0,"String from Binary",$indexdat);$strIndexdat & @CRLF & @error) $FileArray = StringSplit($strIndexdat,@CRLF)
Shows that $indexdat and $strIndexdat are effectively the same.
; Parse index.dat file for useable info ; The tools I've seen don't grab all the info I want :( ;$Bindexdat = FileOpen($indexdatpath,16) $indexdat = FileRead($indexdatpath);$Bindexdat) ;$strIndexdat = BinaryToString($indexdat,4) MsgBox(0,"String from Binary",$indexdat);$strIndexdat & @CRLF & @error) $FileArray = StringSplit($indexdat,@CRLF)
It reads a lot more info... Content-Type is fine. ~U: is fine. URL is mostly blank.
Case http:// it will pop up the msg box, but $content is blank. So the data is there... I just can't figure out how to get it into a string.
$Bindexdat = FileOpen($indexdatpath,256) $indexdat = FileRead($Bindexdat);$indexdatpath) MsgBox(0,"Index dat",$indexdat) $strIndexdat = BinaryToString($indexdat,1) MsgBox(0,"String from Binary",$indexdat);$strIndexdat & @CRLF & @error) $FileArray = StringSplit($strIndexdat,@CRLF) Returns data, but URL and Http:// pop up as blank...
$Bindexdat = FileOpen($indexdatpath,48) - URL and Http are blank.
I've found a VBScript that is supposed to read the files... so far no luck on Win7 - it can't find index.dat file... lol! On remote XP machines, it can't find a history folder. So I don't know if it DOES read index.dat files.
I've attached it.
Any ideas or code help is greatly appreciated!!
IE_Network - Copy.txt