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Processing a custom MIME type with a VB6 app

Posted on 2003-11-10
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Hi there

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.
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I need more than that...
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2) Once you associated a file extension with a program, OS would try to open the document/file with it since it is its default program. It is possible thta OS ask you to load the file from location or save to disk, as usual.
Sure you need more than that but i am confortable with second point, i have no idea regarding first one. Sorry.
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