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Explore with ShellExecute and giving "focus" to a specific file in the "files" pane

Posted on 2006-10-21
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hi
I can open a folder in Explorer with ShellExecute like so

ShellExecute(Application.Mainform.Handle,
                    pchar('explore'),
                    pchar('C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\My Documents')
but what I would really like to do is give "focus" to a specific FILE in the right hand files listing eg

ShellExecute(Application.Mainform.Handle,
                    pchar('explore'),
                    pchar('C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\My Documents\SomeBitmap.bmp')
which of course ShellExecute won't do. I looked at ShellExecuteEx and I can get to the properties page for a  noinated file, but that is not what I want.

Any idea how I can do this?

thanks

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Question by:Mutley2003
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Have you tried
WinExec(pchar('explorer /e, /select, C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\My Documents\SomeBitmap.bmp '), SW_SHOW);
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ShellExecute(Handle,PChar('open'), PChar('explorer.exe'), PChar('/e, /select, C:\Documents and Settings\Fred\My Documents\SomeBitmap.bmp'), nil, SW_SHOW);
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by:Mutley2003
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thanks, works fine.. I did not think of the command line switches on Explorer (see here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/130510) .

Initially I had a lot of trouble with the debugger window popping up (D5) .. eventually I tracked it down to the option "debug spawned processes" under "debugger options" which I had checked.

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