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Directory watcher+ReadDirectoryChangeW

Posted on 2006-07-17
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Hi Experts

I am writing a directory watcher.
If a fie is added, deleted or modified in a folder say("C:\Test")
then it should be notified by adding comments to a ListBox control
is it possible using ReadDirectoryChangeW() or using any other method.

Thank You
Shiju S N
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Check out the Win32 API FindFirstChangeNotification().

Following article at codeproject describes how to create a file system spy application which will help you :
http://www.codeproject.com/file/FileSpyArticle.asp

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Along with FindFirstChangeNotification() and ReadDirectoryChangeW() there are undocumented functions SHChangeNotifyRegister and SHChangeNotifyDeregister that you can use in your application to know what is going on in your folder(s).
Refer : http://pcquest.ciol.com/content/coding/102070301.asp

To use FindFirstChangeNotification() you refer MSDN sample 'Obtaining Directory Change Notifications'
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/fileio/fs/obtaining_directory_change_notifications.asp

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sorry for  the delay
Thank u all for the help

Shiju S N
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