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Re: No overlays on Windows 7 with dropbox

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 22:24:30 +0200

On 18.09.2009 21:52, Andy Levy wrote:

>> I added a community comment to the MSDN doc about this here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc144123%28VS.85%29.aspx. Although I don't see it displayed any more. Not sure why.
>
> Assuming you're PilotBob, the comment is on there.
>
>> If someone knows how to request this limit be raised. It seems like is has to do with the System Image List I would be happy to vote for it as important. As I assume every TortioiseXXXX users would.
>
> If you're lucky, it might get changed in a Win7 Service Pack. Tortoise
> users are a fraction of 1% of Windows users, so it'll be low on MS's
> priority list even if the proper channels can be located.

I doubt that this will ever change. The limit of (theoretical) 15
overlays comes from the overlays the list view control offers:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb774760%28VS.85%29.aspx
The state parameter only has 4 bits for the overlay images, which
corresponds to 15 different overlays (or none). Since all other bits are
already in use, increasing the overlays isn't possible without breaking
compatibility.

If MS ever would offer more overlay slots, it would have to do so with a
different approach.
But then there's the problem which overlay icon to show if more than one
handler wants to show an overlay for the same item...

Stefan

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