Registering files

Create a .reg file to register and unregister com components.

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At work (as a web developer), I usually have to register and unregister COM components, and it's very tedious to write the command 'regsvr32.exe [FilePath]' or 'regsvr32.exe -u [FilePath]' every time. So, I made a .reg file and added it into the contextua menu in the .dll and .ocx files.

Create an empty .reg file, edit it and add this code.


REGEDIT4

; ActiveX DLLs

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.dll]
@="dllfile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTdllfileshellregdll]
@="Register ActiveX DLL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTdllfileshellregdllcommand]
@="regsvr32.exe "%L""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTdllfileshellunregdll]
@="Unregister ActiveX DLL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTdllfileshellunregdllcommand]
@="regsvr32.exe /u "%L""

; ActiveX Controls

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.ocx]
@="ocxfile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTocxfileshellregocx]
@="Register OCX Control"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTocxfileshellregocxcommand]
@="regsvr32.exe "%L""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTocxfileshellunregocx]
@="Unregister OCX Control"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTocxfileshellunregocxcommand]
@="regsvr32.exe /u "%L""

; ActiveX EXEs

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe]
@="exefile"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellregexe]
@="Register ActiveX EXE"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellregexecommand]
@=""%L" /regserver"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellunregexe]
@="Unregister Active EXE"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTexefileshellunregexecommand]
@=""%L" /unregserver"
This was first published in January 2002

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