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[.net] Display game file as folder

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Sturm    124
Hi All, I'm trying to display a game file as a folder in Windows Explorer. As many resources are 'simple' files and many graphic designers are used to using explorer, it would be easier if they could use that to pack the files, similar to ZIP files. Do you know any example code or articles on this?

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Sturm    124
I did, well not 'all' of them, and I might have overlooked the one that covers this. Any ideas of where it could have hid itself?

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Dean Harding    546
Actually, Afr0m@n, I don't think that's what he's after. He want's to display the contents of his resource file as if it were a folder in explorer, like how explorer does for .zip files in Windows XP.

Shell namespace extenions aren't that easy at the best of times... but here's an article which shows you how to create one with .NET. It's pretty good, and is almost exactly the sort of thing you're after (well, that's what I gather from reading the abstract)

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Sturm    124
Thank Dean, thats exactly what I'm looking form. I was just hopign that there were alternatives to shell extensions.

Thanks alot all.

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mutex    1111
Unfortunately that .NET shell extension article is not recommended. Basically it causes the CLR to be loaded into the shell, which can cause problems if other extensions depend on a specific CLR version.

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