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Issue 3.1


Register Document File Types

Fill and Query the Registry

Issue: 3.1 (September/October 2004)
Author: Christian Schmitz
Author Bio: Christian Schmitz is the creator of the Monkeybread Software REALbasic Plugins.
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Article Length (in bytes): 10,102
Starting Page Number: 42
Article Number: 3120
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What do we want to do?

The first part of this article will show you how to add your own document file types to the Windows Registry, so your document icon shows in Windows Explorer windows and your application is launched whenever such a file is double-clicked.

The second part describes the opposite process: we query the Registry for the location of a given file type's application. This way you can test, for example, whether or not the Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed.

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