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User Defined Tool (UDT) Preferences

(Menu Bar > Tools Menu > Preferences)

New Tool
This is the first step to create a new UDT. Enter the name that you want to appear on the Tools Menu.

Delete Tool
Deletes the selected tool.

Test Tool
This allows you to run the selected tool using the currently selected task for data if the arguments require it. On clicking the button, a “Test Tool” window displays to tell you “Tool 'path\name.ext' will be run using the following commandline arguments: '-your args'. It will prompt “Do you want to continue?” with a Yes or No button. The arguments will be filled in with currently available data - you will be prompted if required to get user data.


Tool Name
This lists the currently configured tools. The names are assigned by you / the user. Tools not having a name or path will not appear in the Tools Menu. To change the name of a tool, single-click on the tool name, or if you click on the name and it doesn't open for editing, press F2.

File Path
Click the folder icon to browse to the application, batch file, or script that you wish to run.

Construct a set of data that will be passed in the command-line. The down-arrow button attached to this field will display a list of “placeholder” variables for data that ToDoList will substitute when you run the tool.

Icon Path
Each UDT can have its own icon image. The icon can come from a file of any of these types: .ico, .bmp, .png, .jpg. If the path is set to an executable program, the primary icon from that program will be used.

Run Minimized
Runs the tool as a minimized task. Useful for running batch files.

See also: Preferences Dialog, Tools Menu, Application Toolbar

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