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Desktop context menu extension

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Hi

I want to extend the context menu (aka shortcut menu, the right click popup) but just for the desktop and to insert an entry after Arrange Icons |Auto Arrange (ie into a submenu).

Code would be nice <g>
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Adding your code to the windows shell is not as easy as it seems.

If you only want to open one file, you can easily add a right-click menu item (instead of open) by creating some registry keys. However, you even want to go further...

I myself have never ventured in this field. Some time ago, I searched for a free component that would do just what you ask, but at the time did not find a suitable free component.

However, now i do a search at torry and maybe the following component could help you out (i'm not sure whether it's able to do just what you ask though):

http://www.torry.net/authorsmore.php?id=2526

The component is called TShellCommand Interface.

I just read the explanation, maybe it's not suited to your needs, though.

If this won't work, the following SHAREWARE component is your best bet:

ShellPlus
http://www.shellplus.com

Just see the site for more info. Judging from the screenshots, it's a nice useful component. Sadly it's not free, and again, I'm not sure whether it's capable of placing the menuitems in the desktop menu (especially on that place you ask for)...

Evarest
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