RE: [gelide] Re: Context menu in explorer
Implementing a shell context handler is somewhat different from a normal
file extension handler. It involves implementing some shell interfaces.
Adding a new action to a file type however, does not. Also, a shell
context handler resides in system memory all the time. As a result, a
context handler will slow down the system (read : will increase the time
before a context menu is shown for a certain file type).
Of course, there are shell extensions, and shell extensions... A lot of
companies implemented their shell extensions in an incorrect way,
slowing down the system a LOT (for example, Iomegaware). The sell
extension of WinZip however is fast, and correct.
What I meant to indicate however, is that a shell extension is not the
correct way to do this, as there is a faster, more standard way to do
From: weejim76 [mailto:weejim76@...]
Sent: Thursday 2 May 2002 09:06
Subject: [gelide] Re: Context menu in explorer
I am skeptical to suggestion that a visible system slow down will be
resulted from adding another action to the context menu. Winzip has
done that. UltraEdit too, and I don't remember much difference in
I think implementing that only requires adding correct entries to the
right place(s) in the windows registry (the same thing with
associating a program for opening say .java files). Do correct me if
I'm wrong, though.
--- In gelide@y..., "Daan Kets" <daan.kets@g...> wrote:
> I wouldn't ask for that - all these shell extensions (context
> only make your system slower - the better way to do this would be
> create an extra action for the .java file extension - (my optinion)
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I don't have any intention in doing this at this time, I think the send item is sufficient and my time isn't best spent writing shell extensions.
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "weejim76" <weejim76@...>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 05:27:09 -0000
>is it possible to have a link in the context menu in windows explorer
>to open the selected file(s) in Gel. For example, with Winzip
>installed, right clicking in explorer will have a Add to Zip link in
>the context menu regardless of the file type.
>This will be faster and more convenient than the 2 level menu
>traversal currently required for the Send To Gel action in explorer.
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