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Is there anyway I can use MinGW compiler system to create shell extensions? A tutorial, guide... anything? I am using Bloodshed Dev-C++ for development. (Because I have a very slow internet connection and cannot afford to download those bulky microsoft SDKs)

Adding to that: What I want to do exactly is to create special folders. i.e. Adding custom objects to shell namespace.
Posted 10-Feb-12 5:17am
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Edited 11-Feb-12 16:38pm
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Solution 1

For starters, try here[^].

It's possible that examples from the articles will compile in your environment, but there's no guarantee. If there are libraries missing, then you may still have to download the SDKs from Microsoft.
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krumia at 11-Feb-12 22:35pm
   
Thanks for the answer. You're right I'm a complete starter. :)

I found this article and tried to import code to Dev-C++. But the problem is, the sample code uses ATL and MinGW doesn't support it apparently.

I also had a look at MSDN's documentation. Unfortunately they document how to use the functions and how to do certain things, but not how to start off.

Thanks anyway for the answer. I appreciate it.

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