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- Version 188.8.131.52 Refresh
19 May 2017 10:10:00 UT
Improved check for updates. No changes in redistributable files.
- Version 184.108.40.206 Released
10 Jun 2016 12:00:00 UT
New native 64-bit executable for Windows PE.
- Version 220.127.116.11 Released
01 Mar 2016 16:30:00 UT
Improved handover to default browser for external link actions.
- Version 18.104.22.168 Released
27 Nov 2015 11:00:00 UT
Improved application icon high-DPI support. New HTML window mode context menu options.
- Version 22.214.171.124 Released
26 Jan 2015 09:00:00 UT
Added native High-DPI display support. New DPIAware and DisableNavigationSound options in HTML window mode. New ReadFile and WriteFile methods in MenuBox Extended DOM. Finer version checking via MenuBoxBrowser key. "Intuitive AutoRun" now uses autorun.txt with added text instructions instead of autorun.inf (which may be blocked by antivirus applications). Binaries are now dual-signed with SHA-1 and SHA-256 Authenticode.
- MenuBox Passed Official Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 Test
28 May 2014 19:00:00 UT
MenuBox 5.2 has completed the official Certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 test, adding to previous Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and other official Microsoft application certifications and tests.
- Version 126.96.36.199 Released
24 Feb 2012 15:50:00 UT
Fixed possible process hang on exit. Modified behavior when Esc key is pressed in HTML window mode. Instead of being intercepted by MenuBox (which used to close the window), it can be processed by the script code.
- Version 188.8.131.52 Released
22 Jan 2011 02:30:00 UT
Improved diagnostic messages when a [MenuBox] section is added directly to an autorun.inf file and some components cannot be found.
- Version 184.108.40.206 Released
21 Oct 2010 23:00:00 UT
Updated initial help window message when MenuBox.exe is launched in stand-alone mode (no companion files). Addressed "Intuitive AutoRun" configuration issue in MenuBox Wizard.
- Version 220.127.116.11 Released
25 Sep 2009 16:00:00 UT
Passed the official "Compatible with Windows 7" logo test. New browser windows opened from MenuBox now use the default system browser, rather than Internet Explorer, on Windows XP SP 2 and higher.
- MenuBox on Twitter
25 Sep 2009 15:00:00 UT
News and updates are now also being made available on the MenuBox feed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/menubox).
- New Technical Information Posted
15 Nov 2008 02:00:00 UT
- Version 18.104.22.168 Released
10 Nov 2008 12:00:00 UT
Modified behavior when Enter key is pressed in HTML window mode and HTML content does not have any selectable items: in this case, MenuBox does not close the window any more.
- Version 22.214.171.124 Released
08 Aug 2008 20:00:00 UT
New MenuBox Wizard features: support for web applications (wrap Web 2.0 apps, etc.), "Intuitive AutoRun" (stores MenuBox as autorun.exe at root of medium, hiding all other files), and various other refinements, including new dialogs for improved handling of relative paths. New [MenuBox] section may now be placed in "autorun.inf" itself to reference a different directory while minimizing files at the root of the medium. New OpenOnlyOnce and RememberPosition options in Text window mode and HTML window mode. Changed behavior of Execute method to not return error if user cancels UAC confirmation request. Added Exit option to Execute method of MenuBox Extended DOM. Terminology in MenuBox Wizard, documentation, examples and web site made more consistent. Project built with new compiler (Visual Studio 2008 with Legacy Extender) and new installer (WiX toolset).
- Version 126.96.36.199 Released
17 Oct 2007 17:00:00 UT
Added "Optimize for video" option in MenuBox Wizard (disables effects which might slow down video playback inside MenuBox window). Excluded non-file URLs from path processing introduced in versions 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Version 220.127.116.11 Released
23 Jul 2007 17:00:00 UT
Improved detection of default applications that do not have the Open action associated to a document type specified via the DocumentType key of the [ApplicationCheck] section. New web site launched.
- Version 18.104.22.168 Released
17 May 2007 17:00:00 UT
Software updated and independently tested to comply with Certified for Windows Vista Logo requirements. New Sign Project tool (project signature feature) replaces and extends plain text license key in configuration file. Added Architecture key in [ApplicationCheck] section. Added Architecture property to the MenuBox Extended DOM. Added /x86 and /x64 command line options. Added Filex86 and Filex64 keys in [ApplicationCheck] and [Windowless] sections.
- Version 22.214.171.124 Released
10 Jan 2006 17:00:00 UT
Fixed a recently-introduced bug in the processing of environment variables in paths. The issue only occurred if the second character in a path was a backslash character, and would cause the following character to be filtered.
- Version 126.96.36.199 Released
21 Sep 2005 17:00:00 UT
New Resizable and Show options in HTML window mode.
- Version 188.8.131.52 Released
08 Sep 2005 17:00:00 UT
Modified language detection (used for localized configuration files, and in the Language property of the MenuBox Extended DOM) to reflect current user interface language preferences, rather than the Windows default locale on multilingual systems. Modified processing of environment variables in file system paths and in ExpandPath method of the MenuBox Extended DOM to normalize multiple consecutive backslash characters that may be present after merging path elements.
- Version 184.108.40.206 Released
25 Aug 2005 17:00:00 UT
Added ExpandPath method and Medium property to the MenuBox Extended DOM.
- Version 220.127.116.11 Released
01 Aug 2005 17:00:00 UT
Added support for nonvolatile variables (persistent settings) via new GetNV and SetNV methods in MenuBox Extended DOM. New GetRegistry method in MenuBox Extended DOM to read registry values and to check for the existence of registry keys. Added support for environment variables in file system paths. Added support for volume labels (names) to FindDrive method. New Message method in MenuBox Extended DOM.
- Version 18.104.22.168 Released
10 Mar 2005 17:00:00 UT
New Minimize, Maximize, Restore, Move and Size methods in MenuBox Extended DOM. New NoExecute option in HTML window mode.
- Version 22.214.171.124 Released
03 Jan 2005 17:00:00 UT
Addressed possible default viewer/player application detection issue when an application was installed per user rather than per machine.
- Version 126.96.36.199 Released
04 Nov 2004 17:00:00 UT
New Text Selection option in HTML window mode.
- Version 188.8.131.52 Released
29 Oct 2004 17:00:00 UT
MenuBox Wizard to quickly build projects without having to manually edit the menubox.ini or AutoRun files. Support for non-Latin character sets. New FindDrive and PlaySound methods in MenuBox Extended DOM.
- Version 184.108.40.206 Released
23 Jan 2004 17:00:00 UT
Added Title property to the MenuBox Extended DOM.
- Version 220.127.116.11 Released
20 Jan 2004 17:00:00 UT
Integrated binaries with Windows Error Reporting (WER) system.
- Version 18.104.22.168 Released
11 Nov 2003 17:00:00 UT
Added Exists method and Language property to the MenuBox Extended DOM. Added optional Scripting argument to MenuBoxBrowser key in [ApplicationCheck] section.
- Version 22.214.171.124 Released
29 Oct 2003 17:00:00 UT
Improved version detection of ActiveX objects.
- Version 126.96.36.199 Released
24 Oct 2003 17:00:00 UT
Minor change in handling of scrollbars on Internet Explorer 3 systems, and modified one error message text.
- Version 188.8.131.52 Released
20 Aug 2003 17:00:00 UT
Includes new ScrollBars option in HTML window mode.
- Version 184.108.40.206 Released
07 May 2003 17:00:00 UT
Updated examples. Improved dynamic handling of possible dependencies on wininet.dll, olepro32.dll and oleaut32.dll on Windows 95 Retail Edition without service packs or Internet Explorer (a specific error message is now displayed if for example internet access is required by the MenuBox window content). Fixed a bug introduced in a 2003 recompile of version 2.0 (the original 2002 version is not affected).
- Version 220.127.116.11 Released
22 Sep 2002 17:00:00 UT
New HTML window mode. Text window mode functionality includes new effects such as fade-in and fade-out.
- Version 18.104.22.168 Released
31 May 2002 17:00:00 UT
This is the first version being offered as an independent product. Previous versions of MenuBox have been deployed in millions of CDs, DVDs and online products published by Cloanto and its partners during the previous five years.