FolderView.Net 2009 brings drop-in Windows-Explorer-like folder browser functionality to your Windows Forms and WPF apps. This UI component is a perfect replacement for the plain, inflexible, modal APIs which developers are currently limited to. It offers complete support for AutoUpdate, dragdrop, icons, contextmenus, non-filesystem items, default key-handling, infotips and renaming. It features powerful behavior control and customization functionality that takes it miles ahead of Windows Explorer by adding features like filtering, checkboxes, custom items and dragdrop control and customization of default contextmenus, displaynames, icons and infotips. When combined with FileView and ShComboBox components, it recreates the entire Windows Explorer UI within seconds. FolderView.Net is written in 100% managed code and completely supports a variety of IDEs and tools including Visual Studio 2008. FolderView.Net has a royalty-free redistribution license and has no external dependencies.
FolderView.Net Control 2009 has following 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 for folder.
Identical display of contextmenus (including 'Send To' and any other submenus) for folders.
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.
Advanced customization features:
Display multiple root nodes instead of a single 'Desktop' root node.
Set any folder - not just the Desktop - as the root.
Change default displaynames of folders and files.
Change default icons and overlay icons of folders and files.
Add custom items (i.e. items not belonging to the shell).
Add custom menuitems in the default shell contextmenus of folders and files.
Change default infotips of folders and files.
Display files as well as folders.
Advanced customization of contextmenu shown for 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.
Developer controlled filtering of folders (using a simple event).
Display multi-state checkboxes next to each folder or file.
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.