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Register a File Type with Windows

Posted on 1998-09-07
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I've written an MFC applicaton which has it's own file type and I was wondering how to have my program register the file type with windows and assign an Icon to the file types.
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Question by:trip42
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Look into the function RegisterShellFileTypes (a CWinApp function).
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I do believe it does exactly what you want.
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Also look into EnableShellOpen (also a CWinApp member function).
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All you have to do is create the registry keys.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ext = appname
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appname\DefaultIcon = fullpathtoapp.exe

They don't take effect until you reboot.
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In you InitInstance() chesk for

        // Enable DDE Execute open
      EnableShellOpen();
      RegisterShellFileTypes(TRUE);

after call all
        AddDocTemplate(pDocTemplate);

If not add.


Check for correct IDR_ in you doc templetes.

Before return InitInstance add
      m_pMainWnd->DragAcceptFiles();
If you ask accept Drag&Drop of you files.

You see icon after start program.
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VAM345, I suggested using those functions in my comments.  Why did you post it as an answer?
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