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Creating Custom Explorer Bars - Internet Explorer

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Modified on Sun, Dec 21, 2008, 8:47 AM by Administrator Categorized as Windows (OS, IE, IIS, and MSMQ)
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The following procedure outlines how to create a custom explorer bar for Internet Explorer.

Create a GUID

Make the following entries in your registry in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\Your GUID hive.

KeyEntryValue
(root)(Default)Name to appear on the View / Explorer Bar submenu
\Implemented Categories   
\Implemented Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}  Create this key for VERTICAL explorer bars
\Implemented Categories\{00021494-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}  Create this key for HORIZONTAL explorer bars
\InProcServer32(Default)For HTML Files, the full path to shdocvw.dll, typically c:\winnt\system32\shdocvw.dll). For an Explorer Bar DLL, the full path to the Explorer Bar's DLL.
 ThreadingModelApartment
\InstanceCLSID{4D5C8C2A-D075-11D0-B416-00C04FB90376}
\Instance\InitPropertyBagUrlThe URL of the page to display in the Explorer Bar

Remove the following keys

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Component Categories\{00021493-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Component Categories\{00021494-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum

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