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If you have been using Vista, you would have noticed that MessageBoxes are passé. These have been replaced by the new Task Dialogs. Task dialogs are intended to make the experience more interactive and goal-oriented. Take a tour of the Task Dialog API.
Ever wanted to get a mouse hover/leave message from the system tray? The Windows shell doesn't support that. This class is a solution that works.
A very basic shell extention to add and reterive the comments of the files.
Simulating the Windows explorer listview of files.
A good starting point if you're looking to add drag and drop support to your app. The demo project has sample code for various clipboard formats.
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