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System.Shell.knownFolder method

[ The Windows Gadget Platform/Sidebar is available for use in the operating systems specified in the Requirements section. It may be altered or unavailable in subsequent versions. ]

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).

Syntax


objRetVal = System.Shell.knownFolder(
  strKnownFolderPath
)

Parameters

strKnownFolderPath [in]

The well-known name of a folder as a string.

Return value

An instance of a System.Shell.Folder object that can be used with System.Shell.Item object methods.

Remarks

The following are valid well-known folder names:

  • Desktop
  • Startup
  • StartMenu
  • Documents
  • Programs
  • CommonStartup
  • CommonPrograms
  • PublicDesktop
  • PublicFavorites
  • PublicDocuments
  • System
  • SystemX86
  • Profile
  • Windows
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Videos
  • ProgramFiles
  • ProgramFilesCommon
  • ProgramFilesX86
  • ProgramFilesCommonX86
  • AdminTools
  • CommonAdminTools
  • PublicMusic
  • PublicPictures
  • PublicVideos
  • UserProfiles
  • Downloads
  • PublicDownloads
  • GadgetsUser
  • RecycleBinFolder

Note   Well-known names can vary between operating systems.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]

End of client support

Windows 7

End of server support

Windows Server 2008

IDL

Sidebar.idl

DLL

Sidebar.Exe (version 1.00 or later)

 

 

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