Error 2869 when installing preview handlers MSI

If you’re getting an error with error code 2869 when installing the sample preview handlers associated with my preview handler article from the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine, make sure you’re following the directions in the README file.  Open a new console window with “Run as administrator”.  From the console window, change to the…


UnauthorizedAccessException in PDF Preview Handler

For my article on preview handlers in the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine, I wrote a sample preview handler for previewing PDF files.  This allows you to view PDF files in Outlook and in the Vista shell just as you would other document types for which there are built-in preview handlers, like for Word…


Preview Handler Association Editor

I received an email from MSDN Magazine subscriber Oren Novotny thanking me for my preview handler article in the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine.  Oren also wondered whether a tool could be written to make it easy to edit preview handler registrations for particular extensions.  For example, what if you wanted to associate the…

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January 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

As announced over on the MSDN Magazine blog, the January 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/01.