Explorer EventHandlers

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Explorer EventHandlers

Postby gsaunders » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:45 pm


Looking at InstallAware and want to know if the following can be done.

When we install our application we would like to add this application to the Autoplay list where windows asks you what do you want to do (depending on the type of files).

I know what needs to be done from a registry standpoint based on the following link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc301341.aspx and I have done this manually and had it work, but I want to determine best way to do it when installing my application if using InstallAware (for all flavors of win xp and win 7).

I was also wondering if there was some sort of wizard / helper within InstallAware that made this simple or if it is a matter of just manually setting the registry entries. And of course have it un-register if the user uninstalls the application.

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Explorer EventHandlers

Postby CandiceJones » Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:47 pm

You would be able to do this by setting the registry values in your project. At uninstall time, they will be automatically removed for you.
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Re: Explorer EventHandlers

Postby gsaunders » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:00 am

Thanks for the response. I thought that would be the case.

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