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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
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: