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.NET Shell Extensions - Shell Drop Handlers

, 19 Jan 2013 CPOL
Rapidly create Shell Drop Handler Extensions using .NET
SharpShell.dll
SharpShell Source Code
Dependencies
Apex
Apex.WinForms.dll
SharpShell
packages
Apex.1.5.0
Apex.1.5.0.nupkg
lib
net35
Apex.dll
net40
Apex.dll
sl30
Apex.Silverlight.dll
sl3-wp
Apex.WP7.dll
sl40
Apex.Silverlight4.dll
sl4-wp71
Apex.WP7.dll
sl50
Apex.Silverlight.dll
NUnit.2.6.2
lib
nunit.framework.dll
NUnit.2.6.2.nupkg
Samples
ContextMenu
CountLinesExtension
CountLinesExtension.csproj.vspscc
Key.snk
Properties
Resources
CountLines.bmp
DropHandler
XsdDropHandler
ExampleFiles
Key.snk
Properties
XsdDropHandler.csproj.vspscc
IconHandler
DllIconHandler
DllIconHandler.csproj.vspscc
Key.snk
Properties
Resources
ManagedDll.ico
NativeDll.ico
IconOverlayHandler
ReadOnlyFileIconOverlayHandler
Key.snk
Properties
ReadOnlyFileIconOverlayHandler.csproj.vspscc
Resources
ReadOnly.ico
InfoTipHandler
FolderInfoTipHandler
FolderInfoTipHandler.csproj.vspscc
Key.snk
Properties
PropertySheet
DrivePropertySheet
DrivePropertySheet.csproj.vspscc
Key.snk
Properties
TextFilePropertySheet
Key.snk
Properties
TextFilePropertySheet.csproj.vspscc
SharpShell
Attributes
Diagnostics
Extensions
Interop
Key.snk
NativeBridge
SharpShellNativeBridge32.dll
SharpShellNativeBridge64.dll
Properties
ServerRegistration
SharpContextMenu
SharpDropHandler
SharpIconHandler
SharpIconOverlayHandler
SharpInfoTipHandler
SharpPropertySheet
SharpShell.csproj.vspscc
SharpShellNativeBridge
SharpShellNativeBridge.vcxproj.filters
SharpShellNativeBridge.vcxproj.user
SharpShellNativeBridge.vcxproj.vspscc
Tools
ServerInspector
Properties
ServerInspector.csproj.vspscc
Servers
ServerManager
About
LogView
Properties
Resources
ChangeYourView.png
ContextMenu.png
Icon.png
openHS.png
PlayHS.png
PropertySheet.png
View_Details.png
View_LargeIcons.png
View_List.png
View_SmallIcons.png
View_Tiles.png
ServerDetails
ServerManager.csproj.vspscc
SharpShell.ico
TestShell
ShellExtensionManager
Properties
ShellExtensionManager.csproj.vspscc
SharpShell Tools
Apex.dll
Apex.WinForms.dll
ServerInspector.exe
ServerManager.exe
SharpShell.dll
System.Windows.Interactivity.dll
using System;
using System.ComponentModel.Composition.Hosting;
using System.IO;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using SharpShell;
using SharpShell.SharpPropertySheet;

namespace ServerManager
{
    public static class ServerManagerApi
    {
        public static ServerEntry LoadServer(string path)
        {
            try
            {
                //  Create a server entry for the server.
                var serverEntry = new ServerEntry();

                //  Set the data.
                serverEntry.ServerName = Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(path);
                serverEntry.ServerPath = path;

                //  Create an assembly catalog for the assembly and a container from it.
                var catalog = new AssemblyCatalog(Path.GetFullPath(path));
                var container = new CompositionContainer(catalog);

                //  Get the exported server.
                var server = container.GetExport<ISharpShellServer>().Value;

                serverEntry.ServerType = server.ServerType;
                serverEntry.ClassId = server.GetType().GUID;
                serverEntry.Server = server;

                return serverEntry;
            }
            catch (Exception)
            {
                //  It's almost certainly not a COM server.
                MessageBox.Show("The file '" + Path.GetFileName(path) + "' is not a SharpShell Server.", "Warning");
                return null;
            }
        }

        public static void TestPropertySheet(SharpPropertySheet server)
        {
            //  First, create a property sheet.
            SharpShell.Diagnostics.SharpPropertyPageTester.Test(server);
        }
    }
}

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