Ideal Property Handler Sample

Demonstrates the implementation of an ideal property handler for an OleDoc file format (.docfile-ms) or a fictional OpenMetadata format (.openmetadata-ms) which supports reading and writing properties and custom schema.

This topic contains the following sections.


Product Minimum Product Version
Windows Windows Vista
Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.0


Downloading the Sample

This sample is available in the following locations.

Location Path URL
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\.

Building the Sample

To build the sample from the command prompt:

  1. Open the command prompt window and navigate to the IdealPropertyHandler project directory.
  2. Enter msbuild PropertyHandler.sln.

To build the sample using Microsoft Visual Studio (preferred):

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the IdealPropertyHandler project directory.
  2. Double-click the icon for the PropertyHandler.sln file to open the project in Visual Studio.
  3. From the Build menu, select Build Solution.

Running the Sample

  1. Navigate to the directory that contains the new DLL file, using the command prompt or Windows Explorer.
  2. At the command line, enter regsvr32.exe PropertyHandler.exe.
  3. New sample files can be created by selecting either DocFile File or Open Metadata File from the New submenu of a view's shortcut menu.

Removing the Sample

  1. From the command prompt, navigate to the directory that contains the DLL file.
  2. Type regsvr32.exe /u PropertyHandler.dll
  3. Delete the folder that contains the sample's source files.

Property System Code Samples

Playlist Property Handler Sample

Property Edit Sample

Property Schema Sample

Recipe Property Handler Sample