Emulate the Windows Explorer's right pane
You want to create an explorer-like interface for your application? The .NET components ShellListView and ShellSystemList will yield optimal results!
The ShellListView .NET control displays the contents of a folder. While being highly customizable in its default state, it looks and behaves exactly like the file list in the right pane of the Windows Explorer. In addition, you have full access to possible operations of the user.
You can switch between the view styles Details, Small Icons, Large Icons, List, and Thumbnails - just like in the Windows Explorer. The visible shell columns in the Details view can easily be manipulated. Alternatively, custom columns can be added to fit the requirements of your application.
In the Thumbnail view, every thumbnail is loaded in its own thread - this increases the performance and optimizes the user experience.
Merging your own popup menu with the Shell context menu is easy - you can even define a background. In addition, all features of the ShellTreeView are implemented in the ShellListView and both components can easily be synchronized by using the ShellControlConnector control.
Like the ShellListView control, the ShellSystemList component displays the contents of a folder in a ListView-like control. In contrast to the ShellListView it is a true instance of the right pane of the Windows Explorer and therefore looks and behaves exactly like the Windows Explorer of the system it is running on.
While the ShellListView component is highly configurable as well as adjustable, the ShellSystemList provides fast results when no additional customization is required.
You require the complete Windows Explorer? Head over to the ShellBrowser .NET Components and test the ExplorerBrowser .NET component.
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