How do I add a menu item to the system popup menu?
How do I add a menu item to the system popup menu (like WinZip did
with "add to zip")?
I guess it depends on what you mean by "system popup menu!" If you
are referring to the system menu (the menu in the upper left corner of a
window), you can get the menu handle by calling the GetSystemMenu API
function. Once you have the menu handle, you can use the rest of the
normal menu functions to add your menu. Make sure to give your commands
values larger than 10. You will also have to handle the WM_SYSCOMMAND
messages so you can respond to the commands you added. To ensure you
don't mess up the regular system menu commands, you'll need to AND the
wParam value with 0xFFF0 to see if the command is one of yours.
Since your question referred to the WinZip shell extension menu, you
might be confusing the system menu with the Explorer right click menu.
That menu is accessed through Shell Extensions. Developing Shell
Extensions is rather tricky, but my good friend Dino Esposito wrote an
excellent book that shows you exactly what you need to do. Dino's book
is from Wrox Press and is titled, "Visual C++ Windows Shell
This was first published in September 2001