This is a followup to the post below. The original post was helpful and I
now know many ways to RETRIEVE information from Windows explorer, but I
haven't yet found a way to INSERT or UPDATE values into the comments or
titles fields. If someone knows how VB.Net can INSERT or UPDATE column
values in windows explorer that will be very helpful.
On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:17:05 -0700, MAFDoit wrote:
In Windows explorer (Not internet explorer) when viewing .txt files the
information displayed usually includes name, size, type, date modified, etc.
It's also possible to display fields such as Comments and Notes by right
clicking in the column bar and then selecting the fields to be displayed.
It's possible to modify this information for text files by right-clicking the
.txt file, going to properties, selecting the summary tab, and then putting
in the values.
My question is if it's possible for a VB.Net program to programmatically
access, alter, retrieve and update the values stored in windows explorer for
.txt files. I'm especially interested in using the comments and title
columns. My guess is that it can be done, perhaps through some API call.
Code samples would be very helpful.
If someone can point me in a correct direction it will be much appreciated.
This Technet article
describes how to do it in vbscript; gives you a starter point for doing it
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