Adding functionality to XP

March 19, 2009 at 03:57:53
Specs: Windows XP
Hi all

I need help understanding just how you go about adding command functionality to winXP. Ultimately what I want to do is script a function that performs a simple text replacement on strings contained in an ascii file. Easy. But I want this to be available to the user via a right click menu option. Can anyone suggest a good way to A, implement the actual function and B imbed it into XPs architecture?


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March 19, 2009 at 08:45:37
Well, I don't know if this will actually work the way you need it
to, but I'm sure that you can tweak some things to make it
work. And by the way, I'm guessing that you mean the context menu when
you right click on the desktop... You will need to modify the
registry to do this, and to actually redistribute the registry,
you have to export the registry key. Anyways, here's the

Hope this helps! =]

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March 19, 2009 at 10:02:28
Hey Impulse

Thanks! That really helped. I've worked out how to add the command to the context menu and got hold of a command line text replacer which allows me to alter the text of a specific file via something like:

ssr 0 "old_text" "new_text" c:\fileToChange.txt

now my only problem is working out how to pass the details of the file I right click on to the command. So instead of "c:\fileToChange.txt" i get the address and filename of the file i click on each time.

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March 19, 2009 at 18:47:55
Use %1

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