Right click on file or folder to launch app
Posted on 2002-05-22
I need to register all files and folders in Windows for a click on the right mouse button to open a context menu.
The program referred to in the context menu (the one I'm going to write) must get all selected files and folders as a parameter list when the user clicks the context menu entry. What can I do to achieve that? As I interprete from WinRAR's registry entries (I used that as my reference to find out a way to do it), i guess I need to write a COM+ object.
It's definately not enough for me to use HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\... for that because then my test program pops up once for each selected file. For folders, the registry entry does not work either. If you have a solution that way, you're welcome anyway.
So, if needed, where can I find REALLY good COM+ beginner's references and some easy-to-understand exampled? What's the best way to start with COM+?
Using C++ is not an option because my time is very, very limited and I'm really no C++ pro.