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    Ion Todirel

    Hey,

    how can i add menus or toolbars in Windows Explorer? I think will be nice to have: File, New, Window. Like IE.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    Hey,

    how can i add menus or toolbars in Windows Explorer? I think will be nice to have: File, New, Window. Like IE.


    You can't.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    You may be able to find an extension somewhere.  I don't know where you'd start, though.

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    bikini

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    I think will be nice to have: File, New, Window. Like IE.

    Well, webview with shell automation works (but isn't quite as integrated)...

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    Khamul

    Get a resource editor, BACKUP explorer.exe, hack explorer.exe...

    Three simple steps to customization that has an almost guaranteed chance of stuffing up your computer. So, on second thoughts, don't just backup explorer.exe, backup everything.

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    W3bbo

    Khamul wrote:
    Get a resource editor, BACKUP explorer.exe, hack explorer.exe...

    Three simple steps to customization that has an almost guaranteed chance of stuffing up your computer. So, on second thoughts, don't just backup explorer.exe, backup everything.


    Explorer doesn't use "standard" menus, compare Notepad's to Explorers, Spy++ also shows us that Explorer's menubars use the same class as the toolbars. (Similar to Office's toolbars and menubars)

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    androidi

    http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/dotnetbandobjects.asp

    However MS says you should not do these kind of extensions with .NET. If the user wants to use another extension that needs different version of .NET then ...

    It's however possible to use some kind of native proxy and do the grunt work with .NET. (avoiding loading any managed code to explorer)

    I recommend looking the PDC05 presentations.. One of them was about plugins and discussed extending explorer.

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