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FolderView Control 2012  

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Windows Explorer Like Folder Browser Control      Available Editions.Net  WPF  ActiveX

The FolderView Control brings a Windows Explorer like folder treeview control to your applications with identical look, feel, behavior and functionality including icons, contextmenus, dragdrop, renaming, overlay icons, non-filesystem items, default key-handling, infotips and renaming.

Drop-In Control Can Be Put Right Inside Your Own Forms/Dialogs

Stop using the modal, inflexible and clumsy file and folder browser components and controls. A standard, non-modal file & folder browsing/selection UI experience right inside your own form / dialog is something that your users will appreciate.

 

Powerful, Extensible and Customizable

  • Advanced Filtering - pattern based or via code
  • Multi-State Check Boxes
  • Supports Custom Items (eg : database records) in addition to standard shell items (files, folders, UNC locations, printers, etc)
  • Enable / Disable Specific Functionality such as context menus, drag-drop, renaming, infotips, etc for all files/folders or individual files/folders.
  • Extend / Override Default Functionality - Add custom context menu items, extend default drag-drop actions, replace default thumbnails, icons, infotips, overlayicons, displaynames and more!

Create a Windows Explorer clone in seconds!

When combined with FileView and ShComboBox, you can recreate an entire Windows Explorer Shell Browser UI right inside your form or dialog.


A Windows Explorer Clone Developed Using FolderView+FileView+ShComboBox

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Features

Complete Windows Explorer look, feel and behavior

  • 2-line integration with FileView and ShComboBox brings complete Windows Explorer functionality to your application.
  • Identical displaynames, icons and overlay icons.
  • Identical dragdrop functionality.
  • Identical renaming functionality.
  • Identical display of infotips.
  • Identical contextmenus ( including 'Send To' and any other submenus).
  • Identical default-key handling functionality ( e.g. Alt-Enter shows the properties dialog box).
  • Vista look and feel when running on Windows Vista
  • Powerful AutoUpdate functionality refreshes FolderView automatically when files/folders are renamed, deleted or created.
  • Includes ready-to-use FolderBrowserDialog replacement which uses the FolderView control. No code changes required; way more features.

Advanced customization features

  • Developer controlled filtering of folders and files( using a simple event )
  • Display multi-state checkboxes next to each folder or file.
  • Display multiple root nodes instead of a single 'Desktop' root node.
  • Set any folder - not just the Desktop - as the root.
  • Display files as well as folders.
  • Add custom items ( i.e. items not belonging to the shell ).
  • Change default displaynames of folders and files.
  • Change default icons and overlay icons of folders and files.
  • Add custom menuitems in the default shell contextmenus of folders and files.
  • Change default infotips of folders and files.
  • Advanced customization of dragdrop functionality including the ability to prevent or change drop actions, and access and put new data during dragdrop.
  • Show/Hide multi-state checkboxes on a per-folder basis.
  • Total appearance control by changing backcolor, forecolor, text fonts and other treeview properties.

Advanced behavior control

  • Prevent display of contextmenus for all folders using a simple property or on a per-folder basis using an event.
  • Prevent dragdrop for all folders using a simple property or on a per-folder basis using an event.
  • Allow/disallow renaming for all folders using a simple property or on a per-folder basis using an event.
  • Allow/disallow selection for all folders using a simple property or on a per-folder basis using an event.
  • Allow/disallow expanding/collapsing on a per-folder basis using an event.
  • Change default drag actions during dragdrop (e.g. from Copy To Move)
  • Control checking/unchecking on a per-folder basis.
  • Prevent execution of default shell commands ( e.g. Open, Cut, Properties, etc. in response to keystrokes or through the context menu) for all folders using a simple property or on a per-folder basis using an event.
  • Show/hide hidden folders using a simple property.
  • Show/hide virtual folders ( e.g. Control Panel ) using a simple property.

Simple but powerful programming model

  • Enumerate all folders shown in FolderView.
  • Enumerate all folders according to folder hierarchy structure.
  • Execute shell commands ( e.g. Cut, Delete, etc ) on folders.
  • Programmatically navigate the folder hierarchy.
  • Access complete information of a file/folder including its displayname, fullpath, checkstate, selection state and attributes like whether it is a shortcut, shared, hidden, readonly, file and folder.
  • Associate developer defined data with each folder/file

Supported Tools

.Net / WPF Edition
Windows Forms (WinForms), WPF and ASP.Net applications, libaries and console apps developed using C#, VB.Net, Managed C++, J# and many others .Net languages in Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2002. Also supports the Express editions of the above IDEs.

ActiveX Edition
MFC/ATL/C++ apps in Visual Studio 2012, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Studio 2003, Visual Studio 2002, Visual C++ 6.0.
VB in Visual Basic 6.0 (VB6).
VBA in Microsoft Office (Access/ Word/ Excel) Versions 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010 and AutoCAD.
HTML/ASP, Internet Explorer, Visual Interdev.
Borland Delphi, Borland C++ Builder, dBase, RealBasic and many others

Supported OS

Supports 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions of:
Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT

 

Why Select Our Products ?

 

Easy To Deploy

The control has no additional dependencies and is extremely easy to deploy with your application.

 

Focus On Quality And Customer Requirements

Apart from our own research and development, the product is also shaped by customer feedback and requirements. Our product is used in real world settings requiring industrial strength quality and rock solid performance.

 

Trusted By Organizations Round The World

The product is used by organizations large and small from all over the globe including Siemens, BP, Blizzard, Winzip and many others.

Reviewed By Industry & Media

Our products have received rave reviews from renowned developers and prestigious developer magazines.

No runtime fees or royalties

No runtime fees or royalties are involved when you distribute our controls with your applications.

International Language Translations Available

Fully supports Unicode and translations in various languages such as Italian, German, French, Polish, Spanish, Norwegian, Japanese and Korean are available.

 

Comprehensive documentation

Comes with comprehensive and easy-to-understand documentation.

 

Numerous samples

Comes with many samples in various programming languages which demonstrate much of the basic and advanced features and functionality of FolderView.

 

Support and Upgrade Subscription

The Support and Upgrade Subscription entitles you to free upgrades to all minor and major version updates and get prompt technical support on priority basis.

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