DDE Commands

     

ThumbsPlus will respond to the following DDE commands, each of which is covered in detail more detail:

Acquire

Get Image via TWAIN Acquire.

Close

Close a view window.

Convert

Convert selected files to another supported output file format.

CopyClipboard

Copy an image or metafile to the clipboard.

Exit

Exit the program.

Find

Find files by assigned keyword.

Keyword

Assign/remove keywords from files.

LocateFile

Locate and select a file or set of files (by mask).

MakeThumb

Make a thumbnail for a file or for currently selected files.

Open

Open a file and show it in a view window.

OpenDB

Open a specific ThumbsPlus database.

OpenDir

Position the folder tree in a specific folder.

Print

Print a file.

RefreshTree

Rereads the folder tree.

RemoveThumb

Remove thumbnail from selected files.

RemoveTree

Remove thumbnails from a folder tree.

ScanTree

Scan a folder tree and create thumbnails.

ShowFiles

Set (or clear) the file name mask used in the thumbnail view.

ShowWindow

Show or hide the main ThumbsPlus window.

SlideShow

Start a slide show.

BatchProcess

Perform a predefined batch process on a set of files.

WebPages

Runs the Web Page Wizard with a saved scheme.

UpdateDir

Update all thumbnails in a specific folder or the current folder.

Note: Many commands accept a file or folder name as a parameter. You may enclose the name in quotes if you wish, but this is not required. When the filename parameter is optional for a command, it is shown in blue. You should always use the complete path to the file.

If you use a UNC name (i.e., \\PHILLIP\C\TEMP) for OpenDir or LocateFile, ThumbsPlus will automatically map a drive letter for you.