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Trigger refresh app icons option

Hi John,

is it possible to trigger the refresh app icons option from outside the PortableApps Menu (f. e. from the command line)?

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Desktop Icons

Do you mean the desktop icons within Windows or to refresh the app list within the PortableApps.com Platform? If the desktop icons within Windows, it's better handled per-app when an app needs it and there's a setting for it within the PortableApps.com Launcher utility to do so. If you mean the app list within the PA.c Platform, this is only permitted from a PA.c Installer and is already handled.

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I would like to refresh the

I would like to refresh the appInfo displayed in the menu from outside the menu.
Currently I use the refresh app icons option.in the menu.

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Use Case

What's the use case for this? The menu needs to refresh externally when an app is installed or updated, and that's handled by the PA.c Installers.

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I maintain appinfo.ini files

I maintain appinfo.ini files for applications that don't have an installer like 3rd party apps or self developed ones.
The appinfo.ini is automatically updated after an update. I would like to automize the refreshing of the platform menu for those apps as well..

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Please let me know if you

Please let me know if you consider to provide such an interface.

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Unlikely

It is unlikely. It's designed to work with PA.c Format apps. Working with third party apps in the same way would introduce additional support issues for not much benefit.

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But there must be some kind

But there must be some kind of API already in place.

Technically speaking from the PortableApps menu's perspective a downloaded installer (.paf.exe file)
is an external application like mine. After updating an app using the corresponding downloaded installer
the menu automatically displays f. e. the new version information.
So the local installer must have accessed the menu somehow and refreshed it.
How does that work? That's what I would like to implement in my applications.

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Please explain to me how an

Please explain to me how an installer refreshes the menu.

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