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SendTo Implementation

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:56 am
by sraboy
Sorry, don't have access to IRC at the moment so I figured I'd post here.

I'm implementing the "Send To" context menu (ref: https://jira.reactos.org/browse/CORE-12562). The first thing I want is the "Desktop (create shortcut)" on the desktop since I think it's a pretty basic capability, with "Compressed Folder" being a close second.

In Windows, the shortcut is done based on the .desklink file in %USERPROFILE%\SendTo, whose extension refers to sendmail.dll as a drop handler. ROS does not currently have sendmail.dll. Can I just implement this as a bit of a hack directly in shell32.dll or would a PR like that be rejected? Having sendmail.dll would be nice but I just started with ROS so I'm not up for creating a new system DLL just yet.

Re: SendTo Implementation

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:34 am
by oldman
sraboy wrote:Sorry, don't have access to IRC at the moment so I figured I'd post here.
You have posted here, so you can use IRC here https://www.reactos.org/irc. Just click the Start button and you are in.

Re: SendTo Implementation

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:19 pm
by EmuandCo
Hacky ways are not likely be accepted. We try to be Windows compatible and this would be the wrong way.

Re: SendTo Implementation

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:11 pm
by sraboy
oldman wrote:
sraboy wrote:Sorry, don't have access to IRC at the moment so I figured I'd post here.
You have posted here, so you can use IRC here https://www.reactos.org/irc. Just click the Start button and you are in.
Didn't realize there was a web client, thanks! Seems to not be working for me on macOS Chrome though...
EmuandCo wrote:Hacky ways are not likely be accepted. We try to be Windows compatible and this would be the wrong way.
Understood, thank you. I suppose (for now) I can just implement the CSendTo class but leave out the .desklink and .mapimail file associations so the feature is at least available for whenever an app/lib registers itself.

Re: SendTo Implementation

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:25 pm
by ale5000
It has now been mostly implemented by katahiromz.

Re: SendTo Implementation

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:46 pm
by binarymaster
ale5000 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:25 pm
It has now been mostly implemented by katahiromz.
Indeed. :)
sraboy wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:56 am
Sorry, don't have access to IRC at the moment so I figured I'd post here.
If you are still around, we are now using ReactOS Chat, you can join here using your forum account.