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2001-03-23 · hkPreview updated with reuse of browser windows
2001-03-13 · New plugin for HTML-Kit: hkPreview

hkPreview version 1.1.0

This is a plugin for HTML-Kit, inspired by a posting from Chami on the newsgroup chami.public.htmlkit.misc.

The hkPreview plugin resides in the Tools section of the action bar in HTML-Kit. There is a menu item for each of the browser in the browser list. When you run the plugin, the currently edited file is saved as a temporary file (named _{{jrn_hkPreview}}_ plus the original file extension) in the same folder as the original file. The temporary file is then opened using the selected browser, using server mappings if you have defined any. I use this myself in a setup with an Apache webserver running on my local machine.

A tip: Define a keyboard shortcut to the action "Tools > Save tmp and preview" (I have used Alt+0 myself).

Version 1.1.0 adds

  • DDE communication, which means that browser windows can be reused
  • A check if the browser list in the HTML-Kit preferences has changed, in which case the plugins cache must be rebuilt

Current version (jrn_hkPreview_v110.zip, 13 KB)

Previous version (jrn_hkPreview_v100.zip, 11 KB) (Without DDE interaction with browsers, which means that a new browser is started every time)

(Please see the software licensing terms)

hkPreview is distributed without Visual Basic 6.0 run-time library, which must be downloaded separately, e.g. from Microsoft. Chances are that you already have the library installed.

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Copyright © 2000-2002 Jesper Rosenlund Nielsen