Visual Basic and context menus

  • Status Closed
  • Budget $30 - $100 USD
  • Total Bids 12

Project Description

I would like to have a small sample Visual Basic application created that adds a menu option (with icon) to the context menu that pops up when a user right clicks selected text. When that new menu option gets clicked the selected text would them be passed to the VB application. I would like something similar to what WinZip does when you right click files (but I want a menu option for the text context menu not the file context menu, since WinZip deals with files and not text). I understand that a control or dll might need to be created in addition to the VB code. If a control or dll is needed I'm assuming that you would create it and include the C/C++ source. If a control or dll is created I would like it to be written in C/C++

The problem I'm trying to find a solution for is that my customers seem to feel that the current version of my product is either too 'techy' or 'jimmy rigged'. What I do now is monitor the clipboard and popup a small window each time I see new text. The fact that it's using, 'that clipboard thingy' as one user put it, is causing some support issues.



I would like to thank everyone for their bids. I'm starting to believe that my explanation of this project is not clear. Many of the bids are for a custom context menu for my VB application only. That is not what I want as I can do that in 30 seconds with VB (strange that some of the bids were very high for this work).

I would like to add a custom menu option to the drop-down menu that pops when you right-click selected text in most/many/some applications. For example, if a user highlights text in Internet Explorer and right clicks it, a menu appears with options like copy, cut, paste, etc. I would like to have a custom selection in that menu that would, if clicked, pass my VB program the selected text (or run some command, etc.). I would like the same with Word, Outlook, Notepad, WordPad, Eudora, Netscape, etc. I don’t need a perfect solution. I would just like to have that option for most or many of the more common applications that people use.

In other words I need a user-friendly way to get selected text to my program. The above is my solution but I’m open to other clever solutions. I have tried the hot-keys approach without success.

I apologize for the confusion. Thanks again for your time and help. Have a great one.

## Deliverables

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.

3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).

## Platform

Windows 95 and above

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