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Shell Context Menus.

Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

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      • Colin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        At least one beloved app, ported from desktop to UWP so it's available in the Store as requested by many users, is getting 1-star ratings and reviews specifically because it lacks the Explorer integration the original desktop version had. Specifically, for this app, users need to be able to select multiple files and choose to open them with the app (so just adding to Open With doesn't work, because that only applies to a single file). Please enable some form of support for context menus. It would be fine, as Lukas suggested, if the user has a Settings override to remove unwanted entries.

      • Henning commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This missing API effectively precludes most utilities from being a UWP app. :-(

      • Lukas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is very important, it is one of the features that prevents using UWP for a whole class of applications... If this is done, make sure that it is easily possible for users to disable context menu entries for an app via settings. The various ways how desktop apps add stuff to context menus with no way for normal users to remove them is just horrible.

      • Me commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I dont want it. Many apps add many items to this context menu, and it is complete junk after a while.
        It'd be better as an option in Settings to customize this menu.

      • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Consider that not all Devices which can run UWP Apps got the classic Windows File Explorer

      • Валера В commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add Shell Context Menus API for UWP apps.
        We need way to integration with Windows Explorer context menu.

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