Standard Shell Functions (Windows CE 5.0)

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The following table shows the standard shell functions, with a description of the purpose of each.

Programming element Description
BrowseCallbackProc This function specifies an application-defined callback function used with the SHBrowseForFolder function.
CPlApplet This function is a library-defined callback function that serves as the entry point for a Control Panel application.
SHAddToRecentDocs This function adds a document to the shell's list of recently used documents or clears all documents from the list.
SHBindToParent This function takes the fully qualified pointer to an item identifier list (PIDL) of a namespace object and returns a specified interface pointer on the parent object.
SHBrowseForFolder This function displays a dialog box that allows a user to select a folder.
SHCreateShortcut This function creates a shortcut.
SHCreateShortcutEx This function automatically creates a uniquely named shortcut in a specified directory.
Shell_NotifyIcon This function sends a message to the system to add, modify, or delete an icon from the taskbar status area.
ShellExecuteEx This function performs an action on a file. The file can be an executable file or a document.
SHFileOperation This function can be used to copy, move, rename, or delete a file system object.
SHGetDesktopFolder Retrieves the IShellFolder interface for the desktop folder, which is the root of the shell's namespace.
SHGetDocumentsFolder This function retrieves the path to the documents directory for the volume specified in the pszVolume parameter.
SHGetFileInfo This function retrieves information about an object in the file system, such as a file, a folder, a directory, or a drive root.
SHGetMalloc This function retrieves a pointer to the shell's IMalloc interface.
SHGetPathFromIDList This function converts an item identifier list to a file system path.
SHGetShortcutTarget This function retrieves the shortcut's target path.
SHGetSpecialFolderLocation This function retrieves the location of a special folder, such as My Handheld PC, Recycle Bin, Desktop, Printers, Fonts, or various file system directories.
SHGetSpecialFolderPath This function retrieves the path of a special folder, identified by its CSIDL.
SHLoadDIBitmap This function loads a bitmap from the specified file.
SHShowOutOfMemory This function displays a system-defined dialog box notifying the user that memory is full.
StrRetToBuf This function takes a STRRET structure returned by IShellFolder::GetDisplayNameOf, converts it to a string, and places the result in a buffer.

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Standard Shell Reference

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