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Posted 13 Mar 2003

C# does Shell, Part 4

, 26 Mar 2003
This article is about the AutoComplete features enabled by windows and how to use them with C#. AutoComplete is the ability to expand strings written in an edit box. The article will develop a class for using this functionality in you applications.
using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;

namespace ShellLib
	public interface IACList2
		/// <summary>
		/// Sets the current autocomplete options.
		/// </summary>
		Int32 SetOptions(
			UInt32 dwFlag);			// New option flags. Use these flags to ask the client to include the names 
									// of the files and subfolders of the specified folders the next time the 
									// client's IEnumString interface is called.

		/// <summary>
		/// Retrieves the current autocomplete options.
		/// </summary>
		Int32 GetOptions(
			out UInt32 pdwFlag);	// Pointer to a value that will hold the current option flag when the 
									// method returns.


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About the Author

Arik Poznanski
Software Developer (Senior) Verint
Israel Israel
Arik Poznanski is a senior software developer at Verint. He completed two B.Sc. degrees in Mathematics & Computer Science, summa cum laude, from the Technion in Israel.

Arik has extensive knowledge and experience in many Microsoft technologies, including .NET with C#, WPF, Silverlight, WinForms, Interop, COM/ATL programming, C++ Win32 programming and reverse engineering (assembly, IL).

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