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Posted on 1999-07-09
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
How can I put options in the Windows/ Explorer context menu
from VB?

i.e., like QuickView does . . .
Question by:Phuzzy
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ID: 1523153
can u explain ur question in more detail, example???

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ID: 1523154
Edited text of question.

Expert Comment

ID: 1523155
Do you mean, when you right click on something in explorer or on the desktop?
(my interpretation anyway!)


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pakos earned 300 total points
ID: 1523156
do u want to do from vb?
i know a way to do it by adding few lines to the registry,
if u want you can write to the registry from vb:
this example illustrate how to add "open with notepad"
by copying this code to a temp.reg and dbl clicking it will do the task "open with notepad" when u press on a file,



@="Open With Notepad"

@="c:\\windows\\notepad.exe %1"

you have two options :
shell the temp.reg from vb.

or ,
write it directly to the registry.


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