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Hello everyone!

I'm working on a GUI that has 2 explorer windows embedded inside of it.

Eventually I'm going to put 4 explorer windows inside of the GUI since it's convenient to have 1 program opened with 4 explorer windows embedded inside it, than having 4 seperate explorer windows opened.

Anyway, I ran into some space problems. I'm trying to remove the icons/toolbar that appears on top of the explorer windows since they take up so much space. Here's a pic of what I mean:



Here's my code:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <Constants.au3>

Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 4) 

Global $hMigration, $hExplHolder, $hExplorer, $hExplorer2, $sStartDir = "C:\"
Global $iWidth = 800, $iHeight = 400

;Create the Explorer GUI
$hExplHolder = GUICreate("Explorer", $iWidth, $iHeight, Default, Default)

Run('explorer.exe /n, "' & $sStartDir & '"')
WinWait("[CLASS:CabinetWClass]") ;Wait until the window appears
WinMove($hExplorer, "", 0, 0, 400, 400)
$hExplorer = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:CabinetWClass]")

Run('explorer.exe /n, "' & $sStartDir & '"')
WinWait("[CLASS:CabinetWClass]") ;Wait until the window appears
WinMove($hExplorer2, "", 400, 0, 400, 400)
$hExplorer2 = WinGetHandle("[CLASS:CabinetWClass]")

;WinSetState($hExplorer, "", @SW_HIDE)
;WinMove($hExplorer, "", 0, 0, 400, 400)

;WinSetState($hExplorer2, "", @SW_HIDE)
;WinMove($hExplorer2, "", 400, 0, 400, 400)

_WinAPI_SetParent($hExplorer, $hExplHolder) ;Puts the explorer window inside the GUI
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hExplorer, $GWL_STYLE, -1064828928) ;Minuses the x button in the windows explorer (I think?)

_WinAPI_SetParent($hExplorer2, $hExplHolder) ;Puts the explorer window inside the GUI
_WinAPI_SetWindowLong($hExplorer2, $GWL_STYLE, -1064828928) ;Minuses the x button in the windows explorer (I think?)

ControlListView($hExplorer, "", "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]", "ViewChange", "list")
ControlListView($hExplorer2, "", "[CLASS:SysListView32; INSTANCE:1]", "ViewChange", "list")

$hList = GUICtrlCreateListView ("File", $iWidth + 4, 4, 292, 200, 0x0003 + 0x0008 + 0x0004)
GUICtrlSetState (-1, 8)

WinSetState($hExplorer, "", @SW_SHOW)
WinSetState($hExplorer2, "", @SW_SHOW)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $hExplHolder)

While 1
   $msg = GUIGetMsg()
   Switch $msg
      Case -3
      Case -13
         GUICtrlCreateListViewItem (@GUI_DRAGFILE, $hList)

How can I remove those top icons/toolbar so that there's more room for the file listing?

Edit: Extra props to whoever can make it so that the 2 explorer windows not do the brief flash before it disappears into the GUI.



Edited by BlazerV60

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1) have you tried any of these?


2) how about using an alternative file manager, which is more customizable (and way, way more usable then the built-in file manager) ? there are many really good ones.

3) also, it may be more elegant to implement a file manager in AutoIt.

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1) have you tried any of these?


2) how about using an alternative file manager, which is more customizable (and way, way more usable then the built-in file manager) ? there are many really good ones.

3) also, it may be more elegant to implement a file manager in AutoIt.


Thanks, after reading on the url you just gave me, I figure that I can try making the program perform a Ctrl+F1 press in each window, since that command will hide the ribbon.

I want to eventually make my program look like this:


Since I have to always move files from one folder to another at work. It can get really messy when I have 4 different explorer windows opened. So I just want to deal with 1 window.

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