I'm working on several programs which are to be installed on several users PCs (Win2k and WinXP). What happens is that the users receive files (typically .txt files) and they want to be able to right-click on the file and choose a menu option for what is to be done with it (ie to choose which program is to run).
I can easily create right-click options for the menu (through the registry). However there are several programs/options and the right-click menu is starting to look somewhat crowded. I would like to be able to consolidate them, so that the process would be something like:
(right-click) -> Convert Data -> (particular data conversion needed)
I've looked at some systems which do what I am wanting to do (WinZip and WinRar) - they appear to use a .dll to do this. Is there some method of getting Windows to do it, or is a dll/program required?