Long Answer and Rant:
Once upon a time in a land far far away there used to be a package labeled thunar-shares-plugin. That was the XFCE counterpart to nautilus-shares that allowed you to create a Samba Usershare directly from the File Manager in exactly the same way you could do it in Windows. Something happened along the way and it broke. Fixing it has apparently become an insurmountable task - greater than the rewrite of Samba - as big as creating the Linux Kernel from scratch. It's not going to happen.Short Answer:
Thunar does not have that capabilityYou do have some options though:
 With a little bit of work you can recreate the capability:Create Samba Shares Directly from Thunar
: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=88255The method above will create real Samba Usershares.
 You can do the sneaky thing that MATE does since they apparently have no idea how to translate nautilus-shares to caja:
** Install the following package:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
** Open Thunar > Edit > Configure Custom Actions > Add:
Name: Samba Classic
Command: shares-admin -a %f
Appearance Conditions: Select only DirectoriesThis method does not create a Samba Usershare as Nautilus / Nemo does. It creates a Samba Classic share which means that every time you create one there's a restart of the samba process resulting in a delay in seeing if it actually works. Ironically it's also less flexible than the nautilus method since you can only create a guest accessible share but it does not automatically change permissions to actually allow a guest write the way the nautilus method does. It also requires a sudo password unlike the nautilus method. It's kind of sad really.