How do explorer context menus sort verbs?

Windows Explorer has a default implementation for IContextMenu commonly called DefCM that has been used since Win95. It has many clients and has evolved over time, of course, but its primary focus has always been to support the most important of shell folders: File System Folder. A big part of this support revolves around extensibility….


The Bizarre and Unhappy Story of ‘file:’ URLs

For my first blog entry, I will start with something I wrote for my team back in 1997 (reedited for this blog) that has been helpful to generations of subsequently bewildered developers: Go back to 1995 and a small team dreaming an impossible dream of the Internet on Windows!  URLs were young, so young they still hadn’t…