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How do you create your own moniker (URL Protocol) on Windows systems?

"How do you create your own custom moniker (or URL Protocol) on Windows systems?

Examples:

http:
mailto:
service:"

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Total answers/comments: 3
Guest [Entry]

Take a look at Creating and Using URL Monikers , About Asynchronous Pluggable Protocols and Registering an Application to a URL Protocol from MSDN
Guest [Entry]

"Here's some old Delphi code we used as a way to get shortcuts in a web application to start a windows program locally for the user.

procedure InstallIntoRegistry;
var
Reg: TRegistry;
begin
Reg := TRegistry.Create;
try
Reg.RootKey := HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT;
if Reg.OpenKey('moniker', True) then
begin
Reg.WriteString('', 'URL:Name of moniker');
Reg.WriteString('URL Protocol', '');
Reg.WriteString('Source Filter', '{E436EBB6-524F-11CE-9F53-0020AF0BA770}');
Reg.WriteInteger('EditFlags', 2);

if Reg.OpenKey('shell\open\command', True) then
begin
Reg.WriteString('', '""' + ParamStr(0) + '"" ""%1""');
end;
end else begin
MessageBox(0, 'You do not have the necessary access rights to complete this installation!' + Chr(13) +
'Please make sure you are logged in with a user account with administrative rights!', 'Access denied', 0);
Exit;
end;
finally
FreeAndNil(Reg);
end;

MessageBox(0, 'Application WebStart has been installed successfully!', 'Installed', 0);
end;"
Guest [Entry]

Inside OLE from Craig Brockschmidt probably has the best coverage on monikers. If you want to dig a little deeper into this topic, I'd recommend getting this book. It is also contained on the MSDN disk that came along with VS 6.0, in case you still have that.