Explorer Sample: MFC Windows Explorer Application

The Explorer sample demonstrates how to implement a file system explorer that resembles the Windows Explorer, with similar user interface elements and capabilities.

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  • On the Help menu, click Samples.

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To build and run the Explorer sample

  1. Open Explorer.sln.

  2. Select the appropriate solution platform and configuration.

  3. On the Build menu, click Build.

  4. On the Debug menu, click Start Debugging or Start Without Debugging.

The Explorer sample demonstrates the following keywords:

CDockablePane; CFrameWndEx; CMFCMenuBar; CMFCPopupMenu; CMFCReBar; CMFCShellListCtrl; CMFCShellTreeCtrl; CMFCStatusBar; CMFCToolBar; CMFCToolBarMenuButton; CMFCToolBarsCustomizeDialog; CMFCVisualManager; CWinAppEx;

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