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ShellBrowser .NET Componentsv6.1Native Explorer Shell Controls for .NET

Enhance Your .NET Application with Explorer Functions

The ShellBrowser .NET Components is a set of UI controls that look and behave exactly like the Windows Explorer. In short: You can use them to integrate explorer components in your applications or even build your own explorer.


The Visual Studio components imitate the corresponding parts of the Windows Explorer, including correct icons with overlays, the Explorer context menu, thumbnails, details, virtual folders and shell extensions. All components offer full .NET drag and drop support.

The ExplorerBrowser is a wrapped system component including a configurable Windows File Explorer window.

File Preview functionality is available using the ShellFilePreview. It enables users of your app to see the content of files without opening them. The ThumbnailImage component displays thumbnails of the selected file instead.

The ShellControlConnector control enables you to synchronize multiple shell controls without a line of code.

The non-visible ShellBrowser control gives you easy access to frequently used shell functionality, the ShellChangeNotifier informs you about relevant shell operations.

Interesting sample projects and a detailed help file are included.

All components are written in C# but can be used in all Visual Studio languages (like C#, VB.NET, and C++).

The ShellBrowser .NET Components are royalty free and involve no runtime fees. Download our Visual Studio components today!

The ShellBrowser .NET Components is also available as native VCL version for Borland Delphi and C++ Builder version.

C# download is what you are looking for? You want to try out our .NET Components but do not own Visual Studio? Simply download the free Visual Studio Community directly from Microsoft and get started with the ShellBrowser Components!

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