IShellUIHelper::ImportExportFavorites Method

Deprecated. Handles the import and export of Windows Internet Explorer favorites.


HRESULT ImportExportFavorites(
    VARIANT_BOOL fImport,
    BSTR strImpExpPath


[in] A VARIANT_BOOL that specifies one of the following possible values.
Import is requested.
Export is requested.
[in] A BSTR that specifies the location (URL) to import or export, depending on fImport. If a value is an empty string, a file dialog box is displayed.

Return Value

Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.


Note  Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later. This method is no longer available.

Favorites that reference local files are not created during import. They are filtered out without comment, and the program continues.

The IShellUIHelper::ImportExportFavorites method imports favorites from or exports favorites to an HTML page in the Netscape bookmark format. Confirmation is required before the import or export begins.

All favorites are uploaded to the server when exported. Favorites are sent with a POST operation to the server URL specified in the strImpExpPath parameter. For more information, see HttpSendRequest and HTTP Sessions.

It is recommended that the server be configured to erase previously stored favorites before accepting the updates. Favorites imported from the server merge with existing favorites on the client. Deletions on the server do not propagate to the client.

This method is not supported in Introduction to HTML Applications (HTAs).

See Also

Netscape Bookmark File Format