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  • Question

  • I have built own shell extension using the VBShellExtContextMenuHandler.

    And got the selected files from right-click menu successfully, but i want to startup my program in this dll and pass the selected file as parameters to my program, i add the code in the "OnVerbDisplayFileName" sub.

            Private Sub OnVerbDisplayFileName(ByVal hWnd As IntPtr)

               Dim p As New Process
               p.StartInfo.FileName = "MyApp.exe"
               p.StartInfo.Arguments = selectedFile

    End Sub

    But why cannot startup my program?

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:44 AM


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  • I found the problem is that the dll cannot find the right file path of my program, although i put the dll and my program in the same folder, i used the  System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show(Environment.CurrentDirectory) in dll to return "c:\windows\system32" but no the actual file path, why? how to return the actual path of the shell extension dll?
    Tuesday, July 17, 2018 2:13 PM
  • Did your try


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    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by gaxjyxq Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:24 PM
    Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:24 PM