Use RelativePath were possible to enable sending *.family files without creating a dummy FullyQualifiedPath


I wanted to send my family tree to my sister. After testing to see if the 'RelativePath' reference in the XML would actually be used, I discovered it wasn't.
If the FullyQualifiedPath isn't set on my sisters machine, to exactly the same as my user directory, she won't be able to see any images (ie in the 'Images' folder).
I created a patch for this, which needs rework in terms of design, but it works. I can copy/paste my Family.Show folder to anywhere on my hard drive, including xxx.family one level outside that folder.
Then I can browse and open that file and have Family.Show be able to find the photos (using the RelativePath).


PandaWood wrote Sep 27, 2008 at 2:39 AM

I'm not sure I've explained this properly, but there's no way to edit the description - see this thread for clarification - http://www.codeplex.com/familyshow/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=36570

BAbdulBaki wrote Sep 30, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Cool. I'll try it out soon. Thanks!

elyoh wrote Dec 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM

This was implemented in with the new file format in version 3.