|Subject:||Re: Default email client hooking ?|
|Posted by:||Remy Lebeau (TeamB) (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Date:||Sun, 8 Feb 2004|
"d wood" <parac…@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> Does anyone have any info regarding the hooking off someone
> clicking on an email address link in IE, by default this would load
> outlook express send email dialog with the clicked email address
> transferred in to 'TO' box.
You don't "hook" the default client - you replace it with your own. You
need to alter the Registry to direct the "mailto" protocol to your own
(Default)="c:\path to\yourprog.exe "%1""
> I know where you can set the default email client in the registry,
> but i don't know how you capture the email address that was
> clicked in IE.
It is passed as a comand-line parameter to the program that is loaded to
handle the link. The Registry value above contains a %1 as a placeholder
which the system replaces with the actual value. Then, you simply write
your code to check if the program was started with command-line parameters
or not, and extract the value when needed.
Default email client hooking ? posted by d wood on Sun, 8 Feb 2004