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Tool: BirthYearCheck
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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After I had finished my previous project - BirthYearLookup - it occured to me that being able to check which persons in your collection that need birth years would be really useful. So I wrore this tool that compares the names in your collection with the names in the list of approved birth years.



Names in blue have at least one unknown birth year, so may or may not need a birth year.
Names in red do need a birth year.

Read more about it and download BirthYearCheck 1.0.0

PS: As you can see, I have my work cut out for me if I want to check all 1299 names that may need a birth year. 
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Q: Is there a sorting order behind the movie title list?

Suggestion: If there are more than one media type selected in a profile, only the first one is displayed in the movie list. Would be nice, if all could be displayed.

Suggestion: Would be nice, if the import of the XML File could be limited to the collections displayed under Owned. Otherwise my technical collections with headshot and BY profiles completely blow the result (1906 vs. 1021 persons with probablly missing BYs).
Complete list of Common Names  •  A good point for starting with Headshots
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Q: Is there a sorting order behind the movie title list?
The order in which they are found in the export file.

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Suggestion: If there are more than one media type selected in a profile, only the first one is displayed in the movie list. Would be nice, if all could be displayed.
Well, I could do that, but is it really relevant? Since the object is to find where birthyears may be needed I would have thought that listing the major media type was sufficient.

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Suggestion: Would be nice, if the import of the XML File could be limited to the collections displayed under Owned. Otherwise my technical collections with headshot and BY profiles completely blow the result (1906 vs. 1021 persons with probablly missing BYs).
If you just want the owned collection, why not export only Owned?

When I did some work using version 1.0 I realized that it would be silly to fix just one birthyear in a profile if there were more birthyears needed for the same profile, so I'm working on version 1.1. It's not finished, but here's a preview of what I have so far:

I intend to make the "Other persons" names hyperlinks to their respective forum posts. Most likely there will be other design changes as well. Watch this space for an announcement.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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And here is the result: BirthYearCheck 1.1.0



And as requested, AiAustria, all media types are now shown in the Title link.

Note: If someone in Others has two links in the birth year list, that person will be listed twice, once with each link.
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Things are moving fast when you're bored. Or in this case when I am bored. 
I realized that there was a rather obvous extension needed in the functionality - listing by title.



I also added a help file. Not that the program is hard to use, but read it anyway. There is a feature that you might miss otherwise. Just saying ...

BirthYearCheck 2.0.0

"Hey! Let's be careful out there!"
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Another quick update.
Fixed a bug that incorrectly listed some "Other persons".
Added tooltips with the persons function(s).



This usually makes it easier to identify the person in the forum post, and does make it easier to find them in the cast and crew lists in Profiler.

BirthYearCheck 2.1.0
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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BirthYearCheck 3.0

This version adds several convenience features. Most notably an internal browser.



Instead of every link thay you click creating a new instance of your Internet browser of choice, links now open in the Browser tab. In the Persons and Titles lists you can apply a filter to find any person or title you like. You can also filter out the blue entries and just display the red ones, i.e. the ones that has persons that we know need a birth year. The blue ones may or may not need one.

Since the browser component that Microsoft provides wasn't up to the job, this version uses the CEFSharp browser. That means that it's a lot bigger download, unfortunately. It also mean that this version only works on 64 bit Windows.

As always, I urge you to take a look at the help file. Maybe check the last paragraph in the Epilog.
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorAiAustria
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Suggestion/question:

Is it possible to change the context menu in the browser? - I'd like options like:
- open link (if there is a link selected, which has no href in begind
- open link in System Default Browser (either when clicking on a link or when a link is selected, which has no href in behind).
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting AiAustria:
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Suggestion/question:

Is it possible to change the context menu in the browser? - I'd like options like:
- open link (if there is a link selected, which has no href in begind
- open link in System Default Browser (either when clicking on a link or when a link is selected, which has no href in behind).

Short answer - no unfortunately it is not possible. 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting myself:
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Short answer - no unfortunately it is not possible. 

Long answer - well, it seems that the short answer may not be entirely true. It may be possible, but it requires digging down in the code a bit. If I get inquisitive enough, I may try to see if I can do it. No promises.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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It actually turned out not to be that complicated, once I had hunted down an example and examined it. And it also turned out to let me remove a bunch of code that now became unneccesary. Still some testing and tweaking to do, but it will look like this:



It also allowed a work-around for a bug i CefSharp. When you opened the default context menu there was no way to close it again without actually selecting one of the menu items. So I added Close this menu which does nothing except just closing the menu.

Normal clickable links open in the default browser if you hold down Ctrl while clicking it. This only applies to links in the Browser tab.

Watch this space for an announcement of version 3.1 in the near future!
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Gunnar
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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BirthYearCheck 3.1

Now with the context menu as shown in my previous post, plus several minor fixes and enhancements.
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Gunnar
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