Determining files selected from Explorer
Posted on 2000-04-17
I am looking for a way to determine what files have been selected from Windows Explorer.
For example, I would like to be able to select a range of files, right click, and from the Menu options, choose my application and fill a list box with the selected files.
Creating the context menu to launch my app is not a problem (by just making the appropriate "command" entry in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT registry key), but the problem is how do you know what is selected from Explorer?
If you do a drag and drop, you can just use the data object to iterate the files. With no drag though, how can can you get this info out the operating system?
I think this might involve some serious APIs so how about 300 points?