CreateProcess Verb Sample
Demonstrates how to implement a Shell verb using the CreateProcess method.
This topic contains the following sections.
CreateProcess-based verbs depend on running a executable and passing it a command-line argument. This method is not as powerful as the DropTarget and ExecuteCommand methods but it does achieve the desirable out-of-process behavior.
|Product||Minimum Product Version|
|Windows Software Development Kit (SDK)||7.0|
This sample is available in the following locations.
|Code Gallery||Windows Shell Integration Samples on Code Gallery|
|Windows 7 SDK||Download Windows 7 SDK|
In the case of the Windows SDK, once you have downloaded and installed it, you will find the samples in the installed directory. For example, use of the default installation path for the Windows 7 SDK results in the samples being placed under
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0\Samples\.
To build the sample from the command prompt:
- Open the command prompt window and navigate to the CreateProcessVerb project directory.
To build the sample using Microsoft Visual Studio (preferred):
- Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the CreateProcessVerb project directory.
- Double-click the icon for the CreateProcessVerb.sln file to open the project in Visual Studio.
- From the Build menu, select Build Solution.
- Navigate to the directory that contains the new executable, using the command prompt or Windows Explorer.
- At the command line, enter
CreateProcessVerb.exe. Alternatively, from Windows Explorer double-click the icon for CreateProcessVerb.exe.
- Follow the instructions in the displayed dialog