It would be nice, if Windows Explorer shell extension of LibreOffice could extract metadata from Flat ODF files, too.
I second this.
So at some point still need to implement Windows Explorer shell metadata extraction, of Flat ODF formatted (e.g. non-zip archive) documents.
Commit http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=68909d3d25da0fe350319dfc82ca5b8fe9f38dc8 as patch for bug 52078 removed shellex handling of Flat ODF on Windows. So at this point, only have the generic thumbnail by type--and no Windows Explorer readout of document metadata.
See, https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52078#c25 suggesting issue remains from Windows shell handling of zip ODF--is at least exposing the metadata a good suggestion as an EasyHack?
And, more ambitious might be to also provide a thumbnail rendering to the Explorer shell?
The code that reads ODF files is in shell/source/win32/shlxthandler/ooofilt/ooofilt.cxx, with the actual parser in shell/source/win32/ooofilereader/.
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