Displaying Tree Structure of directories...

Posted on 2003-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-04-01
I'm facing some problems in displaying the tree structure of the directories on the system.can any one help me out of this....I want to display the Structure as it looks in the "WINDOWS EXPLORER".
Thanx in advance...
currently working on Win32 in VC++...... no MFC..
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jhance earned 34 total points
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Windows Explorer is a TreeView control.  You can use this without MFC (although it's a lot easier with MFC).
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AlexFM earned 33 total points
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This is article which shows how to work with tree control without MFC:

And this article shows how to display directory tree using MFC:

You can use both articles to make your project.
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DanRollins earned 33 total points
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The easiset way to show a tree of all directories is to use the


API function.   This provides a simple way to display the nested tree structure, including My Network Places, My Documents, and all of the others.  It lets a user select any folder anywhere on your system and returns the full pathname.  It would not be useful for other things, but your question does not state what functionality you need.

-- Dan

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