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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Originally I posted info about this program in General Discussion (since it isn't actually a plugin), but since everyone else who writes tools use this forum, I guess I should, too. And I have now also added AsinInfo to the Plugins download.

Anyway, just to recap:

The idea is that you drag or copy URLs (or copy just the ASIN) to AsinInfo and it fetches the info from Amazon. The with a click of a button you copy a list of the EANs / UPCs to the clipboard, which you then can paste into Profiler.

New and improved features in AsinInfo version 1.3.0:
- You can now just copy an URL to the clipboard and AsinInfo will see it and add the title.
- The Target window (if you use it) is now synchronized so it always shows the number of titles in the program, even after you have deleted titles. It also shows the correct number if you open it after you have already added titles.
- I have improved the way the program recognizes what is a product page.
- I have added a proper help file.

What actually prompted me to start this update was that the program wouldn't recognize AmazonSmile.
What is AmazonSmile? Well ...
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AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

This isn't just for Amazon.com, but also for Amazon.co.uk and probably other Amazon sites as well.
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Quoting GSyren:
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You can now just copy an URL to the clipboard and AsinInfo will see it and add the title


Works like a charm with the Firefox Copy Link Location right-click function, from your cart or your wishlist 

Quoting GSyren:
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This isn't just for Amazon.com, but also for Amazon.co.uk and probably other Amazon sites as well.

Indeed, works in amazon.ca

A very nice tool, as always.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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I forgot to mention that it now remembers window position between sessions.
Not sure if that's important to anyone, but if it is - now you know.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Oops!

I discovered a bug in how the store name is parsed from the URL. 

On the positive side, I added two small improvements. Ctrl-T turns the Target on or off. The Target position is also remembered.

It's useful to keep the Target open, even if you don't drag links to it. When you copy URLs to the clipboard you get a visual confirmation in the Target that the title was added successfully.

So now we have AsinInfo 1.4.0
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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AsinInfo 1.5.0 is available.

Another update so soon? Well you can "blame" DJ Doena.

Well, no, DJ has been nothing but helpful. Not only is this program totally dependent on his AmazonAccess.dll, but he has also very kindly provided me with Regex expressions and code to better parse the product links. And with this update you can also use the links that you get in the emails from Amazon when you purchase from them. I had struggled with that until DJ showed me the easy way to accomplish it.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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All of a sudden AsinInfo started to throw an error on my computer when I tried to copy the UPCs to the clipboard. I have no idea what caused it. It would seem that something changed in Windows. I tried researching for a way to fix this, some way to repair this  function in Windows. I found none that worked.

But, luckily I eventually found a work-around. And now it works for me again. So if anyone else encounters this problem, update to AsinInfo 1.5.2.

PS. If anyone is interested, the solution was to replace Clipboard.SetText(textstring) with Clipboard.SetDataObject(textstring).
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PS. If anyone is interested, the solution was to replace Clipboard.SetText(textstring) with Clipboard.SetDataObject(textstring).


I always use SetDataObject (object data, bool copy, int retryTimes, int retryDelay)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.windows.forms.clipboard.setdataobject?view=netframework-4.7.2#System_Windows_Forms_Clipboard_SetDataObject_System_Object_System_Boolean_System_Int32_System_Int32_
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Quoting GSyren:
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PS. If anyone is interested, the solution was to replace Clipboard.SetText(textstring) with Clipboard.SetDataObject(textstring).


I always use SetDataObject (object data, bool copy, int retryTimes, int retryDelay)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/api/system.windows.forms.clipboard.setdataobject?view=netframework-4.7.2#System_Windows_Forms_Clipboard_SetDataObject_System_Object_System_Boolean_System_Int32_System_Int32_

Thanks Karsten,
I shall overhaul all my programs. Weird though that SetText just suddenly stoppex working. 
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Weird though that SetText just suddenly stoppex working. 


Indeed.
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