On the ASP.NET forums where I moderate, the poster's IP address is displayed at the bottom of the post. Often I am curious and paste the poster's IP address into an IP locator web page to find out where they are posting from. This was tedious.
Once I installed Internet Explorer 8 and saw what accelerators could do, I decided to write one to do the work for me. It wasn't too hard.
Here is what the accelerator text looks like (it's just an XML file):
<os:name>Map IP Address with Info Sniper</os:name>
To install an accelerator, you have to launch it from a web page. This is annoying. I tried to make the URL a local file but that did not work. I ended up with this:
Add InfoSniper Accelerator
Here is what it looks like in action. Highlight the IP address, right click and…
Here is part of the resulting InfoSniper web page:
Here are some Microsoft's accelerators: http://ie.microsoft.com/activities/en-en/Default.aspx
Here is the Developer's Guide: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc289775(VS.85).aspx
I hope someone finds this useful.
[Edit] If you go to my blog
, you can install the accelerator from there.