IShellExtInit interface (shobjidl_core.h)

Exposes a method that initializes Shell extensions for property sheets, shortcut menus, and drag-and-drop handlers (extensions that add items to shortcut menus during nondefault drag-and-drop operations).


The IShellExtInit interface inherits from the IUnknown interface. IShellExtInit also has these types of members:


The IShellExtInit interface has these methods.


Initializes a property sheet extension, shortcut menu extension, or drag-and-drop handler.


Implement IShellExtInit when you are writing a handler based on the IContextMenu or IShellPropSheetExt interface.

Note that Shell extensions based on other interfaces do not use this method of initialization.

You do not use this interface directly. The Shell calls it to initialize the handler.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client Windows XP [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header shobjidl_core.h