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I am making a script which toggles Showing and Hiding of hidden files and system files via hotkey. It manipulates some registry values. Now i want to refresh the desktop and existing windows at once to reflect the changes like when you make changes in the "Folder Options" dialog. How can i do it in autoti3? Thank you all.


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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I think this will involve DllCall in some way... Let me have a look for what I can find.

Edit:

A quick thought: Maybe you could kill the explorer.exe process, and re-run it? if that's an option that is..

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Hi,

Look at my script that do the same what you want :rolleyes: - http://creator-lab.ucoz.ru/load/0-0-1-14-20

This program will help you toogle hidden files and folders using just one click very quickly!

There source code in the zip-archive.

But if you like, you can also search on forun this: UpdateExplorer() - this is the function from my script(s).

Edit: some corrections in the post.

Edited by MsCreatoR

 

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Care to explain what message it is that is being sent to all the windows MsCreatoR, or maybe you do not know?

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Thanks MsCreator. "UpdateExplorer()" This is exactly the function that i needed! Wow, nice script. =)

I'm sorry if this is a repeat question. I should have searched the forum thoroughly before posting this.


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what message it is that is being sent to all the windows MsCreatoR, or maybe you do not know?

I don't shure, tha main idea of the function is came from Ayush, and he wrote theat the command that need to be sent is WM_COMMAND (sounds logic, isn't? :rambo:).

I realy not so good with Dlls :rolleyes:


 

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ok, yeah I already was a WM_COMMAND constant, but exactly what offset I do not know. Thank you at least for responding. :rolleyes:

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