Customizeable Alternative to Windows Explorer  
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Chandler





PostPosted: Thu Apr 26 16:49:59 CDT 2007 Top

Visual Basic >> Customizeable Alternative to Windows Explorer

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to VB6 so I hope you can give me some direction. I'm looking
for a VB6 substitute for Windows Explorer that I can customize. Basically I
just need a userform that behaves like Windows Explorer, but that I can
customize the ListView to display what I want displayed based on the contents
of (plain text type) files in the folder being explored. These files have
numeric filenames and no extensions, thus they're not very descriptive.

I already have the code working in an Excel spreadsheet. I would like to
substitute that method with a custom file explorer that displays the same
info.

For example, I use a particular line of text inside the file as the "Title".
What I want to be able to do is have this list under the standard "Title"
column of the ListView in place of the usual Summary Property of the same
name. This must allow viewing the info for files stored on all types of
drives. Currently it only works in Windows Explorer if the "Title" property
is populated with the data, and the files are stored on a NTFS volume.

Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
Garry

Visual Studio360  
 
 
Ken





PostPosted: Thu Apr 26 16:49:59 CDT 2007 Top

Visual Basic >> Customizeable Alternative to Windows Explorer

> Hi all,
>
> I'm fairly new to VB6 so I hope you can give me some direction. I'm
> looking
> for a VB6 substitute for Windows Explorer that I can customize. ....

Here's a great starting point.
http://btmtz.mvps.org/vbexplorer/

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Ken Halter - MS-MVP-VB - Please keep all discussions in the groups..
In Loving Memory - http://www.vbsight.com/Remembrance.htm


 
 
GS





PostPosted: Thu Apr 26 17:12:04 CDT 2007 Top

Visual Basic >> Customizeable Alternative to Windows Explorer Thank you so much! I'll give this a thorough workout..

GS