Windows Shell Programming

Windows Shell Programming

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The authoritative guide to Windows shell programming! *Leverage the full power of the Windows shell! *Techniques that leverage your existing C++, MFC, and ATL skills *Custom taskbars, menus, toolbars, views, and more *Build your own control panel applet *Supercharge applications with shell-related features *CD-ROM: Extensive library of ready-to-run sample code Prentice Hall PTR Microsoft Technologies Series *The authoritative, comprehensive guide to Windows shell programming *Connect MFC and ATL frameworks to any part of the Windows API - graphical or not! *Customize the Windows taskbar and menu options *Provide advanced handling of folders, drives, and printers *Add custom toolbars and views of data *For all experienced Visual C++, C++, Visual Basic, and MFC developers Leverage the hidden power of Windows shell programming! Until now, shell programming - common in UNIX/Linux environments - has been poorly documented in Windows. Windows Shell Programming changes all that! In this breakthrough book, Scott Seely shows every experienced Windows developer how to leverage the full power of the Windows shell to build more powerful, competitive applications. Discover how the Windows shell
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Product details

  • Paperback | 556 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 1,133.98g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130254967
  • 9780130254962

Table of contents

1. Windows Shell Programming. Goals of this Book. What is the Windows Shell? Chapter Summaries. Versions of the Shell. Summary.2. The Taskbar. How to Get Taskbar Information. How to Add and Remove Buttons From the Taskbar. How to Add Items to the Start Menu. How to Add Icons to the System Tray. Summary.3. Application Desktop Toolbars. Guidelines for Creating Application Desktop Toolbars. How Appbars Work. An Application Desktop Toolbar Library. An Application Desktop Toolbar Application. Summary.4. Control Panel Applets. When to Use the Control Panel. Applet Expectations. A Control Panel Library and Wizard. Using the Tools. Control Panel Applets. Summary.5. Screen Savers. Screen Saver Responsibilities. Screen Saver Internals. Writing A Screen Saver. Example: The Bouncing Ball. Summary.6. File Viewers. File Viewer Basics. File Viewer Internals. Building a File Viewer. Address Book Example. Summary.7. Shell Extensions. Common Features of Shell Extensions. Context Menu Handlers. Icon Handlers. Data Handlers. Drop Handlers. Property Sheet Handlers. Copy Hook Handler. Drag-and-Drop Handler. Summary.8. Disk Cleanup Handlers. The Disk Cleanup Utility and Handlers. Address Book File Consolidation. Summary.9. Namespace Extensions. When to Build a Namespace Extension. Types of Namespace Extensions. What is in a PIDL? Folders and Other Items. Displaying All the Contents of the Folder. Testing and Debugging Namespace Extensions. Summary.10. Tools to Build a Namespace Extension. 1The Namespace Extension Wizard Creates A Project. 1The Implementation of IShellFolder (and its cohorts). 1The Implementation of IShellView (and its cohorts). 1Summary.11. Namespace Extension Example: The Registry. 1Requirements for the Registry Namespace Extension. 1Defining the Registry ITEMIDLIST Structure. 1Implementing the IEnumIDList Interface. 1Implementing the IShellFolder Interface. 1Displaying the Contents of the Folder: CWinRegListView. 1Summary.12. Explorer Bars and Desktop Bands. 1Band Object Basics. 1Creating a Band Object. 1Debugging Band Objects. 1Desk Band Example. 1Summary.Appendix A: COM Interfaces Used by the Shell. ICatRegister. IContextMenu. IContextMenu2. IContextMenu3. ICopyHook. IDataObject. IDeskBand. IDockingWindow. IDropTarget. IEmptyVolumeCacheCallBack. IEmptyVolumeCache. IEmptyVolumeCache2. IEnumIDList. IEnumExtraSearch. IExtractIcon. IFileViewer. IFileViewerSite. IInputObject. IInputObjectSite. IObjectWithSite. IOleCommandTarget. IOleInPlaceFrame. IOleWindow. IQueryInfo. IPersist. IPersistFile. IPersistFolder. IPersistStream. IRemoteComputer. ISequentialStream. IShellBrowser. IShellChangeNotify. IShellDetails. IShellExecuteHook. IShellExtInit. IShellFolder. IShellFolder2. IShellIcon. IShellLink. IShellPropSheetExt. IShellView. IShellView2. IStream. IUnknown.Appendix B: Shell Functions, Structures, and Enumerations. BrowseCallbackProc. BROWSEINFO. CSIDL_XXXX. EXTRASEARCH. FOLDERFLAGS. FOLDERSETTINGS. FOLDERVIEWMODE. FORMATETC. FVSHOWINFO. CMINVOKECOMMANDINFO. ITEMIDLIST. NOTIFYICONDATA. REGSAM. SHAddToRecentDocs. SHAppBarMessage. SHAutoComplete. SHBindToParent. SHBrowseForFolder. SHChangeNotify. SHCONTF. SHCopyKey. SHCreateShellPalette. SHDeleteEmptyKey. SHDeleteKey. SHDeleteValue. SHDESCRIPTIONID. Shell_NotifyIcon. ShellAbout. SHELLDETAILS. ShellExecute. ShellExecuteEx. SHELLEXECUTEINFO. SHELLFLAGSTATE. ShellProc. SHEmptyRecycleBin. SHEnumKeyEx. SHEnumValue. SHFILEINFO. SHFileOperation. SHFILEOPSTRUCT. SHFreeNameMappings. SHGetDataFromIDList. SHGetDesktopFolder. SHGetDiskFreeSpace. SHGetFileInfo. SHGetFolderLocation. SHGetFolderPath. SHGetInstanceExplorer. SHGetMalloc. SHGetNewLinkInfo. SHGetPathFromIDList. SHGetSettings. SHGetSpecialFolderLocation. SHGetSpecialFolderPath. SHGetValue. SHGNO. SHInvokePrinterCommand. SHITEMID. SHLoadInProc. SHNAMEMAPPING. SHOpenRegStream. SHQueryInfoKey. SHQUERYRBINFO. SHQueryRecycleBin. SHQueryValueEx. SHRegCloseUSKey. SHRegCreateUSKey. SHREGDEL_FLAGS. SHRegDeleteEmptyUSKey. SHRegDeleteUSValue. SHREGENUM_FLAGS. SHRegEnumUSKey. SHRegEnumUSValue. SHRegGetBoolUSValue. SHRegGetUSValue. SHRegOpenUSKey. SHRegQueryInfoUSKey. SHRegQueryUSValue. SHRegSetUSValue. SHRegWriteUSValue. SHSetValue. SHStrDup. STGMEDIUM. STRRET. StrRetToBuf. StrRetToStr. SV2CVW2_PARAMS. WIN32_FIND_DATA.
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About Scott Seely

SCOTT SEELY is a senior software developer based in Milwaukee, WI who has taught and written extensively on Microsoft Windows and UNIX/Linux shell programming, as well as C, Visual C++, and C++.
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