Troubleshooting: Why isn't my property handler getting indexed?

Having trouble getting your property handler working with the indexer?  Here are some troubleshooting tips. 1.       Verify that your propdesc file(s) are in a global location 2.       Verify that you registered your propdesc file(s) using absolute paths 3.       Verify that the event log did not record any failures from registering your propdesc file. 4.       Verify…

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Property handlers and .NET

A reader asked: I’ve been reading up the issues with using .NET for property handlers. I know you can’t using .NET Interop to create a property handler without getting into issues with the version of the .NET framework. I discovered though that .NET Assemblies can be registered and used as COM objects. Could one implement…

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Property Handler Decisions and Preparation

Viewed as a data flow component, a property handler has a single file stream input and outputs a one or more properties.  Unfortunately, writing one requires making many decisions before you even set eyes on the code.  Let’s look at a few of these preparations. First, pick a file type.  You’ll be writing a property…

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