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Using a web browser as a file box

Posted on 2014-03-07
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Experts, I need to use a web browser to display some files in my project. I have two questions.

1. How can i change the view style at runtime? For example details or small icons.
2. In the attached photo you can see the header of window. How can I get rid of that?
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Question by:Basicfarmer
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by:Basicfarmer
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I want to use the explorer because it suits my needs with virtually no coding. All i need to do is webbrowser1.navigate("\\MyPath\MyFolder"). There will not be any navigation by the user. It will simply display files that are created for specific customer. The folder that it displays will be for that customer file. The only thing i will do is put a back button in the event that the user creates a sub folder. The only thing i want to change about this is allow the user to change the view style. I would like to get rid of the header but if it is not possible then I will live with it.
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by:Basicfarmer
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I misspoke earlier. The user can already change the view style but i need to change it in code.
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EddieShipman earned 500 total points
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The views you get when you navigate to a file:/// url are browser specific. IE shows it differently than Chrome which shows it differently than Firefox. Look at the source code of the window and you'll see a lot of browser specific code. The only way to change the "view" is to write a URL handler to intercept the file:/// url and render it using a control of your choice.
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Thanks for the feedback, this is something i can work with.
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