MonitorInfoView v1.15 - View Monitor Information (EDID)
Copyright (c) 2006 - 2012 Nir Sofer

See Also

  • NK2Edit - Edit, merge and fix the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook.

Description

MonitorInfoView is a small utility that displays essential information about your monitor: manufacture week/year, monitor manufacturer, monitor model, supported display modes, and more...
The information is extracted from the EDID ("Extended display identification data") records stored on your computer.
You can also view the monitor information of multiple computers on your network, if you login to these computers with administrator rights.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

System Requirement

This utility works on Windows 2000/XP/2003. Windows 98/ME is not supported.

Versions History

  • Version 1.15:
    • Added support for EDID Detailed Timing Descriptor, so MonitorInfoView will display accurate Maximum Resolution information for monitors with high resolution.
    • Fixed issue: The properties and the other windows opened in the wrong monitor, on multi-monitors system.
  • Version 1.13:
    • Fixed bug: For some monitors, the Maximum Resolution column displayed the wrong resolution from the display modes list.
  • Version 1.12:
    • Fixed bug : /HideInactiveMonitors command-line option didn't work when saving the monitors list from command-line.
  • Version 1.11:
    • Added /HideInactiveMonitors command-line option.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added 'Active' column, which specify whether the monitor is currently plugged. This column only works for local computer.
    • Added 'Hide Inactive Monitors' option. If it's turned on, only active monitors are displayed.
  • Version 1.05:
    • Add support for saving as comma-delimited file from the UI or from /scomma command-line option.
    • When specifying an empty file in the save parameters (e.g: /scomma ""), the data will be sent to the standard output (stdout).
  • Version 1.03:
    • Add new column: Last Update Time
    • Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to another application and then returned back to MonitorInfoView.
  • Version 1.02 - The configuration is now saved to a file, instead of the Registry.
  • Version 1.01 - Fixed bug: In some computers, the monitor information was loaded from the wrong hardware configuration.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using MonitorInfoView

MonitorInfoView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, just copy the executable file (MonitorInfoView) to any folder you like, and run it.
The main window of MonitorInfoView has 2 panes: The top pane displays the list of monitors, and when selecting a monitor in the the top pane, the bottom pane displays the list of supported display modes for the selected monitor.
For most computers, you'll find only one Monitor item in the top pane. But if you have multiple monitors connected to your system, you should have one Monitor item for each monitor.

Connecting To Remote Computers

The following command-line options allows you to connect to remote computers. You must login to the remote computer with admin user in order to use these options.
  • /remote <\\Computer Name>
    Allows you to connect a single remote computer.
    For Example:
    MonitorInfoView.exe /remote \\comp01
  • /remotefile <Computers List File>
    Allows you to connect multiple computers, and view all their monitors information in one window. The computers list file should be a simple Ascii text file with computer names separated by colon, semicolon, space, tab characters or CRLF.
    For Example:
    MonitorInfoView.exe /remotefile "c:\temp\comp-list.txt"

Save Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of monitors into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of monitors into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of monitors into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of monitors into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of monitors into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of monitors into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of monitors to XML file.
/HideInactiveMonitors <0 | 1> Specifies whether to hide the inactive monitors. 1 = Yes, 0 = No.

Translating MonitorInfoView to other languages

In order to translate MonitorInfoView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run MonitorInfoView with /savelangfile parameter:
    MonitorInfoView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named MonitorInfoView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of MonitorInfoView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run MonitorInfoView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run MonitorInfoView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com
Download MonitorInfoView
MonitorInfoView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of MonitorInfoView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'monitorinfoview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed MonitorInfoView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian PortuguesePaulo Guzmn 14/07/20121.11
DutchJan Verheijen 10/10/20121.15
French Jean-Michel Gillion 16/12/2006 
German Latino auf WinTotal.de 17/03/20131.15
Greek geogeo.gr 24/09/20121.13
Hungarian Hevesi Jnos 25/05/2008 
Italian Giacomo Margarito 24/10/2006 
JapaneseTattu 23/12/2011 
Korean 20/10/2007 
PolishHightower 07/05/2009 
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 10/10/20121.15
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 13/12/2011 
Simplified Chineserenda 21/10/2006 
Spanish arquer.net 20/05/2009 
Traditional ChineseWilliam Lu / Taiwan 23/11/2010 
ThaiԷ 25/03/2008 
Turkish Programlar 10/03/2010