How do you create "Quick Properties" for customer Library Objects?

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I want to add a "Quick Properties" to library objects when I create them.

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https://www.screencast.com/t/GPrB9kcUhl
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nz365guy

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Posted 6 months ago

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Jenm

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Good question. I don't know of any option to apply properties to a group that are specific only to one object inside that group.

I suspect that these "Quick Properties" have been applied  in a way that is not normally available, by TechSmith staff.

This might be very useful for those repeatedly changing these properties, so hopefully it is available or becomes available to the average user.
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kayakman, Champion

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open the group, select each item, and add whatever properties you want
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Kelly Rush, Product Manager

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Hi nz365guy,

At the moment, Quick Property assets cannot be created from within Camtasia, we use a special tool to set them up. I'd be interested in hearing more about why you're interested in making your own custom Quick Property assets though, and what you are hoping to do with them!

Cheers,

Kelly
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Rick Stone

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Hi all

For what it's worth, I had a bit of a sleepless night last night and saw this thread at about 2 am or so. It intrigued me as I had not noticed the "Quick Properties" feature. So I rolled up my sleeves and did some spelunking. Hopefully Kelly won't mind my sharing what I've discovered so far.

First, I wondered where the library assets are found on my computer. After some digging, I found them in this folder: (I'm using Windows 10 Home if that makes any difference)

C:\ProgramData\TechSmith\Camtasia Studio\Library 3.0

I noticed that if I added one of the assets to my timeline that offered the "Quick Properties", that if I saved it back to the Library and gave it a different name, it still offered the Quick Properties.

When I look at that location, it appears there is a folder that matches the asset name. And opening one of these folders shows a single file inside the folder that is named the same as the folder, but has a file extension of .assetproj.



My next test was to see what was inside this critter. I opened it using Windows Notepad. The file has all manner of data inside it. 

In the example below, I've opened it using Notepad++.



Seems the stuff that makes the Quick Properties tick is found in this data. I'm guessing that one could use a tool such as beyond compare to see what the differences are. But it seems to me that without a tool to configure this, it's likely a daunting task that is not for the faint hearted.

Cheers... Rick :)
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