Processing a custom MIME type with a VB6 app
Posted on 2003-11-10
I want to enable a VB6 app to be able to automatically process a custom MIME type. The process would be 1) user clicks on a link on a page (mylist.xyz), IE has been set -somehow- to recognize the XYZ MIME type and -somehow- open myVB6.exe which processes mylist.xyz.
For an example of this, see webshots.com: you download/install there free app. Thereafter, when you click one of their free screensaver images, it's streamed to webshots.exe on your PC.
in other words, I need:
1. how to set myvb6.exe to handle a custom mime type when it is installed via installshield (or in general)
2. how to trigger myvb6.exe when user click a web page link to handle that link's content.