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Shell Folders Unit

Release: 2.3.2
Date: 11 January 2014
Delphi Compatibility:
D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D2005 D2006 D2007 D2009 D2010 DXE DXE2 DXE3 DXE4
Red LED Red LED Red LED Grey LED Grey LED Grey LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED Green LED

Install Info

The Shell Folders Unit, its components and associated property editors, documentation and demo program are supplied in a zip file. Before installing you need to extract all the files from the zip file, preserving the directory structure. The following files will be extracted:

  • PJShellFolders.pas – classes, routines and component source code.
  • PJShellFolders.dcr – component palette glyphs.
  • PJShellFoldersDsgn.pas – property editors and component registration source code.
  • PJShellFolders.hlp – component help file that integrates with the Delphi 3-7 OpenHelp system.
  • PJShellFolders.als – a-link keyword file for integration with the Delphi 3-7 OpenHelp system.
  • ReadMe.htm – project read-me file.
  • ChangeLog.txt – change log.
  • MPL-2.txt – the Mozilla Public License v2.0.
  • Documentation.URL – short-cut to the Shell Folders Unit's online documentation.

In addition to the above files you will find the source code of a demo project in the Demo sub-directory.

You can now install the components into the Delphi IDE. To do this, the files PJShellFolders.pas, PJShellFolders.dcr and PJShellFoldersDsgn.pas should be added to a design time package. If you need help doing this see here.

Note that the help file included in the download can only integrate with the IDE in Delphi 4-7. For information on how to do this, see this article. Users of other versions of Delphi can either use the help file as a stand-alone file (in which case some links won't work) or you can use the project's online documentation that can be accessed via the provided Documentation short-cut.

NOTE: The help file is deprecated and is no longer being updated. The last update was in the v2.3.1 release. Any changes and new features added since then have not been included in the help file. For up to date documentation please refer to the online documentation.