Drag and drop handler User right-drags items and drops them on a directory window or the desktop. Creating a shell view Explorer calls CreateViewObject when it wants our extension to create a window in the shell view pane.
I haven't told you how to use the mysterious shell extension interfaces yet? The comfortable pacing helps screenwriters relieve mental pressure and avoid writer's block. I realize this is a really long article, but namespace extensions are extremely complicated and the best documentation I could find was the comments in the RegView sample in MSDN 67K.
It is based on the idea that everyone acts competitively and in his own best interest. Human nature, I guess. Sent when a new menu item is selected, and shows a flyby help string in Explorer's status bar. A sci-fi, fantasy writer named Tom Monteleone wrote it. There are three groups that I saw being used during my testing: To have Explorer unload extensions more often, create this registry key: Magazines jostle for shelf-space in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and newsvendors are reluctant to order in any title that fails to sell several copies.
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Enumerating objects in our virtual folder In our simple extension, EnumObjects is called by the view object when it needs to know the contents of the folder it is displaying.
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We can ignore pwReserved. This has two methods: I should dig it out again. Send this to all of us! That will shut down Explorer, and you'll see the Taskbar disappear.
It first calls the EnumObjects method of its containing shell folder to get an enumerator for the contents of the folder. Part I contains a general introduction to shell extensions, and a simple context menu extension to whet your appetite for the following parts.
If the user right-clicks a text file in an Explorer window, or selects a text file and then clicks the File menu, the status bar will show fly-by help when our menu item is highlighted.
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SetMenuSB to have Explorer use the menu. Today more than ever, future-thinking individuals are taking up pen to write science fiction. There are many types of shell extensions, each type being invoked when different events happen.
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