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 Associating my app to new image file extension?
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Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  18:19:13  Show Profile  Reply
Does the ImageEn library have a simplified method to register/associating my app for a new image type file extension in the system (e.g. .MyExt)? So that when I double-click a file MyFile.MyExt in Windows File Explorer my app is automatically started and the file MyFile.MyExt loaded in my app by CommandLine.

Everytime my app starts it should check whether it is registered for .MyExt files. If it is not registered then it should re-register.

The .MyExt file extension should be a PSEUDO image format, meaning that in reality, the file could be a .png or .jpg or .gif file etc. but it will always be loaded in ImageEnView in my app.

Also, the .MyExt files must appear as Image THUMBNAILS in File Explorer's Thumbnail View.

How can I do that?


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Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  03:01:43  Show Profile  Reply
Hi Peter

ImageEn does not have a function for this, but it is widely described on the internet.

Registering your own file extension with Windows (to open your application when it is double-clicked) is quite simple.

The process of making Windows Explorer show a special thumbnail for your file type is more extensive, but IIRC is quite achievable.

Xequte Software
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