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SFGAO

Attributes that can be retrieved on an item (file or folder) or set of items.

Constant/valueDescription
SFGAO_CANCOPY
0x00000001

The specified items can be copied.

SFGAO_CANMOVE
0x00000002

The specified items can be moved.

SFGAO_CANLINK
0x00000004

Shortcuts can be created for the specified items. This attribute has the same value as DROPEFFECT_LINK.

If a namespace extension returns this attribute, a Create Shortcut entry with a default handler is added to the shortcut menu that is displayed during drag-and-drop operations. The extension can also implement its own handler for the link verb in place of the default. If the extension does so, it is responsible for creating the shortcut.

A Create Shortcut item is also added to the Windows Explorer File menu and to normal shortcut menus.

If the item is selected, your application's IContextMenu::InvokeCommand method is invoked with the lpVerb member of the CMINVOKECOMMANDINFO structure set to link. Your application is responsible for creating the link.

SFGAO_STORAGE
0x00000008

The specified items can be bound to an IStorage object through IShellFolder::BindToObject. For more information about namespace manipulation capabilities, see IStorage.

SFGAO_CANRENAME
0x00000010

The specified items can be renamed. Note that this value is essentially a suggestion; not all namespace clients allow items to be renamed. However, those that do must have this attribute set.

SFGAO_CANDELETE
0x00000020

The specified items can be deleted.

SFGAO_HASPROPSHEET
0x00000040

The specified items have property sheets.

SFGAO_DROPTARGET
0x00000100

The specified items are drop targets.

SFGAO_CAPABILITYMASK
0x00000177

This flag is a mask for the capability attributes: SFGAO_CANCOPY, SFGAO_CANMOVE, SFGAO_CANLINK, SFGAO_CANRENAME, SFGAO_CANDELETE, SFGAO_HASPROPSHEET, and SFGAO_DROPTARGET. Callers normally do not use this value.

SFGAO_SYSTEM
0x00001000

Windows 7 and later. The specified items are system items.

SFGAO_ENCRYPTED
0x00002000

The specified items are encrypted and might require special presentation.

SFGAO_ISSLOW
0x00004000

Accessing the item (through IStream or other storage interfaces) is expected to be a slow operation. Applications should avoid accessing items flagged with SFGAO_ISSLOW.

Note  Opening a stream for an item is generally a slow operation at all times. SFGAO_ISSLOW indicates that it is expected to be especially slow, for example in the case of slow network connections or offline (FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE) files. However, querying SFGAO_ISSLOW is itself a slow operation. Applications should query SFGAO_ISSLOW only on a background thread. An alternate method, such as retrieving the PKEY_FileAttributes property and testing for FILE_ATTRIBUTE_OFFLINE, could be used in place of a method call that involves SFGAO_ISSLOW.

SFGAO_GHOSTED
0x00008000

The specified items are shown as dimmed and unavailable to the user.

SFGAO_LINK
0x00010000

The specified items are shortcuts.

SFGAO_SHARE
0x00020000

The specified objects are shared.

SFGAO_READONLY
0x00040000

The specified items are read-only. In the case of folders, this means that new items cannot be created in those folders. This should not be confused with the behavior specified by the FILE_ATTRIBUTE_READONLY flag retrieved by IColumnProvider::GetItemData in a SHCOLUMNDATA structure. FILE_ATTRIBUTE_READONLY has no meaning for Win32 file system folders.

SFGAO_HIDDEN
0x00080000

The item is hidden and should not be displayed unless the Show hidden files and folders option is enabled in Folder Settings.

SFGAO_DISPLAYATTRMASK
0x000FC000

Do not use.

SFGAO_NONENUMERATED
0x00100000

The items are nonenumerated items and should be hidden. They are not returned through an enumerator such as that created by the IShellFolder::EnumObjects method.

SFGAO_NEWCONTENT
0x00200000

The items contain new content, as defined by the particular application.

SFGAO_CANMONIKER

Not supported.

SFGAO_HASSTORAGE

Not supported.

SFGAO_STREAM
0x00400000

Indicates that the item has a stream associated with it. That stream can be accessed through a call to IShellFolder::BindToObject or IShellItem::BindToHandler with IID_IStream in the riid parameter.

SFGAO_STORAGEANCESTOR
0x00800000

Children of this item are accessible through IStream or IStorage. Those children are flagged with SFGAO_STORAGE or SFGAO_STREAM.

SFGAO_VALIDATE
0x01000000

When specified as input, SFGAO_VALIDATE instructs the folder to validate that the items contained in a folder or Shell item array exist. If one or more of those items do not exist, IShellFolder::GetAttributesOf and IShellItemArray::GetAttributes return a failure code. This flag is never returned as an [out] value.

When used with the file system folder, SFGAO_VALIDATE instructs the folder to discard cached properties retrieved by clients of IShellFolder2::GetDetailsEx that might have accumulated for the specified items.

SFGAO_REMOVABLE
0x02000000

The specified items are on removable media or are themselves removable devices.

SFGAO_COMPRESSED
0x04000000

The specified items are compressed.

SFGAO_BROWSABLE
0x08000000

The specified items can be hosted inside a web browser or Windows Explorer frame.

SFGAO_FILESYSANCESTOR
0x10000000

The specified folders are either file system folders or contain at least one descendant (child, grandchild, or later) that is a file system (SFGAO_FILESYSTEM) folder.

SFGAO_FOLDER
0x20000000

The specified items are folders. Some items can be flagged with both SFGAO_STREAM and SFGAO_FOLDER, such as a compressed file with a .zip file name extension. Some applications might include this flag when testing for items that are both files and containers.

SFGAO_FILESYSTEM
0x40000000

The specified folders or files are part of the file system (that is, they are files, directories, or root directories). The parsed names of the items can be assumed to be valid Win32 file system paths. These paths can be either UNC or drive-letter based.

SFGAO_STORAGECAPMASK
0x70C50008

This flag is a mask for the storage capability attributes: SFGAO_STORAGE, SFGAO_LINK, SFGAO_READONLY, SFGAO_STREAM, SFGAO_STORAGEANCESTOR, SFGAO_FILESYSANCESTOR, SFGAO_FOLDER, and SFGAO_FILESYSTEM. Callers normally do not use this value.

SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER
0x80000000

The specified folders have subfolders. The SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER attribute is only advisory and might be returned by Shell folder implementations even if they do not contain subfolders. Note, however, that the converse—failing to return SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER—definitively states that the folder objects do not have subfolders.

Returning SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER is recommended whenever a significant amount of time is required to determine whether any subfolders exist. For example, the Shell always returns SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER when a folder is located on a network drive.

SFGAO_CONTENTSMASK
0x80000000

This flag is a mask for content attributes, at present only SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER. Callers normally do not use this value.

SFGAO_PKEYSFGAOMASK
0x81044000

Mask used by the PKEY_SFGAOFlags property to determine attributes that are considered to cause slow calculations or lack context: SFGAO_ISSLOW, SFGAO_READONLY, SFGAO_HASSUBFOLDER, and SFGAO_VALIDATE. Callers normally do not use this value.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

Header

Shobjidl.h

IDL

Shobjidl.idl

See also

IShellFolder::GetAttributesOf
IShellFolder::ParseDisplayName
IShellItemArray::GetAttributes

 

 

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