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System.Shell Object

Defines the properties and methods used to expose Windows Shell characteristics.

Members

The System.Shell object defines the following members:

Methods

The System.Shell object defines the following methods.

MethodDescription
chooseFile

Displays a file picker dialog box and retrieves a System.Shell.Item object that represents the selected file.

chooseFolder

Displays a folder picker dialog box and retrieves a System.Shell.Item object that represents the selected folder.

drive

Retrieves a System.Shell.Drive object that represents the specified drive.

execute

Launches an application.

itemFromFileDrop

Retrieves an System.Shell.Item from the Items collection that represents the object(s) dropped on a gadget during a drag-and-drop operation (copying or moving).

itemFromPath

Retrieves a System.Shell.Item that represents an object at the specified UNC path.

knownFolder

Returns an instance of a System.Shell.Folder based on a "well-known folder" name as defined within the user profile (for example, Documents or ProgramFiles).

knownFolderPath

Retrieves a Known Folder UNC path.

refreshDesktop

Refreshes the desktop after adding or removing files.

saveFileDialog

Displays a standard Windows File Save dialog box.

 

Requirements

Minimum supported clientWindows Vista
Minimum supported serverWindows Server 2008
IDLSidebar.idl
DLLSidebar.Exe version 1.0 or later

 

 

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Build date: 2/24/2010

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