Todays Events shell extension

Todays Events shell extension

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This simple Shell Extension appears under the My Computer icon.
It display the daily generated System event logs.

It's a great tool for System Administrators to quickly get informed about what happend to your computer.

There is no event log on Windows 9X, so you need a Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or better.

The Source Code

Shell Extensions are simple COM objects, which implements two needed interfaces IShellFolder and IShellView.
It shows how to create a simple extension, which displays information in a ListView control. It doesn't have sub-folders, which makes it a no-sweat job to implement. It also ignores drag'n'drop, menus, shell icons and other fancy stuff. I save that for a more advanced extension later.

Source Code Dependencies

Windows NT 4.0 SP4
Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
Microsoft ATL Library

Installation Guide

  • Copy the DLL to a directory of your choice and register it using the REGSVR32 utility.

See Also

My more advanced Shell Extension sample

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