Last year, I tried to write and publish an Eclipse plug-in within one day (read here if successfully or not). Now, one year later, I proudly present an update of Open with Eclipse which adds Open with Eclipse to the Windows file context/right-click menu (hints how to do this also in Linux or MacOS are most welcome).
At startup a dialog is shown if the current application has not yet been added to the file context menu or if an application that is referenced by a menu item has been removed:
New and Noteworthy:
- Works now also in a 64-bit JRE (thanks to Ganor for the hint, to Timothy Gerard Endres for JNIRegistry and MinGW-w64 for being able to cross-compile a 64-bit DLL).
- Support for more than one menu item: helpful if you have more than one installation of Eclipse or when uninstalling an old and installing a new version of Eclipse in a different directory (see screenshot above).
- The icon of the application is shown in the menu (Windows Vista and Windows 7 only).
- Customizable to use in your RCP application: Open with MyRcpApplication (see How to customize).
Open Source does not require such warnings – doesn’t work anyway with pre-school children as I saw myself