your idea using shellFolderView without the timer

Your idea using shellFolderView without the timer.

I've done this in Delphi, vb.NET and C#.
I've manage to get the path of the last top explored window,
But, I used the timer, every time a top level window clicked?,  I get the path and the filename.
But, I used the timer.

Whats your idea without using the timer?
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Ephraim WangoyaCommented:

Hey Systan
Use a thread LOL
Ephraim WangoyaCommented:

Now seriously, the ShellFolderView should be able to receive notifications of any changes done. You just have to intercept these messages. I have never done this myself
You can search for ShellFolderView + Notifications

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Hi systan,
What's the difference between shellFolderView and the other shell controls that are available in Delphi (ShellComboBox, ShellTreeView and ShellListView)?

I do not have clear view yet of what you are trying to do. But of what I understood, you can use OnClick by adding flags which detect the changes in the selection.
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systanAuthor Commented:
Oh, I did use the <WinEventHook{detect windows switching}>, but I did not like the procedure, so I decided to use the timer.
Ok, I'll follow both of your recommendations.

thank you Delphi Experts.
For .NET users I don't know why all of you are speechless if there are Delphi geeks.

I'll bet back later.
systanAuthor Commented:
>>I do not have clear view yet of what you are trying to do
I'm trying to automate the detection of explored window path.
you have opened 2 windows;
my documents, and my pictures
when you click an item name <could be a folder or a file> to my documents?, it displays the item on the form, when you click an item name directly to my pictures?, then it displays the item name.

I don't really know if I got it right, but I did use the timer to get it, with the help of shellfolderview.

>>But of what I understood, you can use OnClick by adding flags which detect the changes in the selection.
A mouse hook? No, it can't, conflicts with shellfolderview
>>the error,
An outgoing call cannot be made since the application is dispatching an input-synchronous call.

>>Use a thread LOL
I can't figure it out
systanAuthor Commented:
I can't use the Onkey, I still use the shellFolderview.

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