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Filetype association in registry
How do i make an filetype association in registry

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Msg#: 294 posted 8:14 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

First of all i might make mistake by posting here, but i really don`t know where to start.

I`ve seen programs that recognize a special type of URL. For example DC++ recognizez the dchub:// type of URL. When you click on the dchub://ip_of_the_hub (link wichis in a webpage), DC++ automaticaly starts and enters on that hub.

I want to know how this is done (i smell like it would be from the registry) because i want to start making an application that includes this feature.

thank you for your responces



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Msg#: 294 posted 1:35 am on Sep 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Hop_Hop.

You're on the right track. These file and protocol associations are generally set in the registry. When a program goes through its install routine it will associate itself to certain file types.

Here are some articles on how to set file associations:

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