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Hello all,

I've been playing around with building LB plugins and decided to use Lordmonkus' suggestion on an old thread (linked below) to give me something to shoot at. So I've built an extremely simple way of extracting games to a text file. I'm not sure if anyone has already done this, but it was a fun exercise and I'm quite pleased with it, so I thought I'd share in case it helps anyone else.  It's only had the most basic testing, but I hope it will work for others too.

 

Plugin file:  GameListExporter.zip

Installation: Just place GameListExporter.dll in the LaunchBox Plugins sub-directory

Usage: Select 'Game List Exporter' from the Tools menu in LB and a window will appear listing the platforms you have in your database. Check the ones you want to include in the export file. The only other option is a choice between Simple/Indented layout within the exported file. 'Simple' just adds the titles in as they are, and 'Indented' just adds some indentation and bullets to try to make the file a bit more readable.

Once platforms and layout are selected, hit 'Generate Export List' and you'll be prompted for where to save the resulting export file -- and that's it.

 

There are a number of obvious improvements that could be made around formatting options and different ways of grouping the export (by year; publisher; etc) , but I'm not sure how much time it's really worth. I had fun getting it working anyway 😀

Original suggestion thread: 

 

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