Why were all the C# Shell Extension Examples removed from the framework in April?

Jul 25, 2011 at 12:15 PM

All the shell extension samples were removed in april, with no explanation I can find except this commit message:

http://1code.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/changes/63354

Does anybody now why were the samples removed, and do the earlier samples available in previous releases work, or is there something wrong with them?