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Ever wanted to get a mouse hover/leave message from the system tray? The Windows shell doesn't support that. This class is a solution that works.
A very basic shell extention to add and reterive the comments of the files.
Simulating the Windows explorer listview of files.
A good starting point if you're looking to add drag and drop support to your app. The demo project has sample code for various clipboard formats.
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