Allow context menu verbs with file explorer integration without having a file type association
On this page, there is explanation how to make a file explorer integration on a desktop bridge app:
In short you could add something like this in your manifest-file:
<uap3:Verb Id="Edit" Parameters="/e "%1"">Edit</uap3:Verb>
<uap3:Verb Id="Print" Parameters="/p "%1"">Print</uap3:Verb>
I’m working on porting an app that could calculate MD5 checksums on a file. I want to add this as a context menu option on for instance zip and iso-files. But it’s not possible to do this without making a file type association as I get it :(. In my case I would also be happy if it was possible to add verbs on all file types, but this is something I could live without :).
Also, there is no way to having different verbs on different file types which could be quite limiting.
If I’m wrong I would love to be corrected :-).
Thank you for your feedback. This is in our backlog and being considering for the next iteration.
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Generic file types (such as the ones used on Mac) might be useful. An application might want to work for "video.files" or "audio.files" or "document.files" or "any.file" and not be bound to any specific file extension.
MultiSelectModel="Player" also doesn't work as far as I can tell. In this case, the user might want to select many files have the app start and display many MD5 hashes in a table for each selected file.
Verbs / Actions on folders would be really nice as well.