improved PGV3

a lot of behind the scenes stuff

hopefully better loading

improved scene tile

general fixes


still read only


12 thoughts on “update

  1. Looks really nice and is much faster. Great job!

    Just as an FYI, the application crashes when any tab is dragged beyond the first/last element of the tab control.


  2. I’m getting crashes during the following:

    During/Right after loading screen:

    System.ExecutionEngineException was unhandled
    Message: An unhandled exception of type ‘System.ExecutionEngineException’ occurred in MahApps.Metro

    Not every time, happens with both large and small dbs.

    After clicking rename:

    System.AccessViolationException was unhandled
    Message: An unhandled exception of type ‘System.AccessViolationException’ occurred in Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
    Additional information: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.

    There were a few others. If you need any more info let me know. UI seems a tad quicker. Any chance on caching thumbnails for scenes? They seem to be reloading each time the view is changed.


    1. The problem with caching is that .Net has a 2gig limit per collection. You can hit 2 gigs in images fairly easily. If I start caching stuff, then I have to monitor memory usage and start clearing images from the cache. not a small task.

      Right now it’s using a Windows API to get the thumbnail. Potentially, switching to a custom image on your hard drive may improve performance, but that is a big job for large collections. We’ll see. Also, caching generally means it’s an item you’ve already viewed. When you change views, you are looking at new items, so there is no cache to fall back to.


      1. I was thinking something along the lines of XYplorer which caches the small thumbs to a file on the hard drive as opposed to memory (kind of like old school thumbs.db files). Not sure how difficult that would be to implement, and may well be beyond the scope of this project. Thanks for the reply!


      1. Mine was working fine on the first run, but it crashed while using, now gets stuck on loading screen.

        What I got to use of it though, loading much faster now.


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