Comparator

Download | Introduction | Whats New | Prerequisites | Todo | Credits | Screenshot | Disclaimer


Download:
Comparator 0.2


Introduction:

I use both IE and Mozilla Firebird for browsing. I like to check if my site/web apps I develop looks good and works as intended in both of these browsers. So I built application which has both IE and  Mozilla embedded in it. Now I can check out how any site looks in both browsers instantly. The screenshot show Yahoo rendered by both IE (on top) and Mozilla (below). Previously I never noticed they were rendered differently.

Check out the GDN Workspace for the sources.


Whats new in V0.2

  • Added Toolbar and Status bar
  • Added synchronized browsing
  • Added IE Favorites Integration
  • Address field now works like IE’s address field. Drop down of previously entered addresses and auto complete
  • Ctrl + Enter prefixes ‘http://www.’ and suffixes ‘.com’. Shift + Enter prefixes ‘http://www.’ and suffixes ‘.net’. Ctrl + Shift + Enter prefixes ‘http://www.’ and suffixes ‘.be’


Prerequisites:

  • Dot net Runtime V1.1
  • Mozilla and IE should be installed
  • a. Mozilla control should be registered. (Open command prompt. Go to the folder containing “mozctlx.dll”. And type “regsvr32 mozctlx.dll”.)
    b. Alternatively you can install mozilla control using a control installer by Adam Lock

I have tested this on WinXP SP1/IE6 SP1/Firebird 0.7 and Win2000 SP3/IE 5.5/Firebird 0.7 configurations.


Todo

  • Synchronized scrolling
  • Mozilla bookmarks integration
  • Viewing just IE rendering or Mozilla rendering
  • Multiple tabs for opening multiple pages simultaneously
  • Options dialog for configuring comparator
  • Send to IE and Mozilla
  • Showing IE and Mozilla side by side or top and bottom
  • Timing of rendering, comparison
  • Showing in multiple versions of IE ?
  • Validating CSS, XHTML, HTML etc
  • Google Search
  • Automatic refresh
  • Deleting cache
  • Use Sandbar for toolbar
  • Help
  • Better error handling when Mozilla controll in not installed


Thanks to Yazoo for the icons, Lutz Roeder for the toolbar and Rama Krishna for URLCombo.


Screenshot

comparator screenshot


Disclaimer:

The Software comes “as is”, with no warranties. None whatsoever. This means no express, implied or statutory warranty,
including without limitation, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty of title
or non-infringement.

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