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Shell.Explorer.2 and Windows 2000

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Hey guys, this is an odd problem. I created a very simple file browser, explorer alternative.

Just a simple script like this,

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

$oIE = ObjCreate("Shell.Explorer.2")

; Create a simple GUI for our output
GUICreate("Explorer Test", 640, 580,(@DesktopWidth-640)/2, (@DesktopHeight-580)/2, BitOR($WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS, $WS_CLIPCHILDREN))
$GUIActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj( $oIE, 0, 0 , 640 , 580 )

GUISetState ();Show GUI

$oIE.navigate("file://c:\")

Do
   Sleep(100)
Until NOT $oIE.Busy

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
     GUIDelete ()
     $oIE = 0; Remember to free object
     Exit
    EndSelect
    
Wend
Exit

It works, but in Windows 2000, when you try to open a folder within this application. It will open it in a new window, not in itself. Unlike in Vista or WinXP. Anyone have any possible ideas on how to make only open folders in itself?

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Hey guys, this is an odd problem. I created a very simple file browser, explorer alternative.

Just a simple script like this,

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

$oIE = ObjCreate("Shell.Explorer.2")

; Create a simple GUI for our output
GUICreate("Explorer Test", 640, 580,(@DesktopWidth-640)/2, (@DesktopHeight-580)/2, BitOR($WS_OVERLAPPEDWINDOW, $WS_CLIPSIBLINGS, $WS_CLIPCHILDREN))
$GUIActiveX = GUICtrlCreateObj( $oIE, 0, 0 , 640 , 580 )

GUISetState ();Show GUI

$oIE.navigate("file://c:\")

Do
   Sleep(100)
Until NOT $oIE.Busy

While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    
    Select
    Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
     GUIDelete ()
     $oIE = 0; Remember to free object
     Exit
    EndSelect
    
Wend
Exit

It works, but in Windows 2000, when you try to open a folder within this application. It will open it in a new window, not in itself. Unlike in Vista or WinXP. Anyone have any possible ideas on how to make only open folders in itself?

As I recall that was one of many quirks in Win 2K and I don't think you can do anything about it. Dale may have an idea but I'm pretty sure that what you are seeing is default behaviour for 2000. You might be able to do something in Folder Options by making sure that it is set to re-use the existing window and not "Launch folder windows in a separate process" or whatever term it was in 2000

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