Right-click menu is that possible?


#1

Hi everybody,

I would like to migrate an old C# winform application into an electron one. But one of the main functionality of this application is actually to be accessible via the right-click on a folder or file (on windows) and of course automaticaly starting process when we select that menu. So before starting learning and migrate my app, i would like to know if it’s actually possible to do it in the actual version of electron. I didn’t find any specific answer on it.

Thanks by advance for your answers.


#2

Do you want an item on the Windows context menu or do you want to replace the context menu? Your statement could be read either way.


#3

Hello,

I want to add an item into the windows context menu (like when you do a right click on a file, and you see “Open with” for exemple. Is that native ? or do i have to do it with a piece of code which add a key in the windows registry ?


#4

There’s another recent thread about this question. Atom and many other Electron programs use another program called Squirrel to handle their updates, and Squirrel is capable of adding context menu entries.


#5

As @DamnedScholar mentioned, this is a duplicate of a previous topic. We like to unify similar discussions under one topic so that people don’t have to read a bunch of different threads to get the whole story. Please continue the discussion there. I’ll be closing this topic as duplicate.


#6

Oh, really sorry guys, i didn’t do a search with the ‘open with’ words so i didn’t see it. My bad :confused:


#7

No problem. Just follow and ask questions on that thread.


#8

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