FSWatcher is a small utility that I wrote for a Distributed Objects class. No, FSWatcher doesn't know how to remote or anything like that!
Instead, it just looks on the local drive space for the selected file and waits. Anytime anything changes, FSWatcher notifies the user by
checking the box next to the item (if it exists!) and updating the label at the bottom of the dialog box.
This was a pretty simple project, once I knew what to look for. I found everything in the Visual Studio .NET help files. I don't know about
you, but that's a first for me!
The meat of the code is here, where the filters and delegates are set up. The code is actually so easy that I won't insult your intelligence
by stepping you through it. If you don't understand it, then use it as a guide and try to figure it out.
FileSystemWatcher fsw = new FileSystemWatcher();
fsw.Path = textBox1.Text;
fsw.NotifyFilter = NotifyFilters.LastAccess | NotifyFilters.LastWrite |
NotifyFilters.DirectoryName | NotifyFilters.FileName;
fsw.Changed += new FileSystemEventHandler(OnChanged);
fsw.Created += new FileSystemEventHandler(OnCreated);
fsw.Deleted += new FileSystemEventHandler(OnChanged);
fsw.Renamed += new RenamedEventHandler(OnRenamed);
fsw.EnableRaisingEvents = true;
I had a lot of fun with this... I hope you do, too.