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DLL Call Shell32 w/ SHChangeNotify

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DLL Call Shell32 w/ SHChangeNotify

Postby smokinbanger » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:25 am

Iv'e tried using hwp's hpwDllCall plugin to refresh file association icons using SHChangeNotify ( in shell32 with:
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hpwDllCall "C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll" "SHChangeNotify" "SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED, 0, IntPtr.Zero, IntPtr.Zero" ""
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hpwDllCall "C:\Windows\System32\shell32.dll" "SHChangeNotify" "SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED, 0, 0" ""

Both methods just kill the running pub without refreshing the icons. Does anyone know how to call shell32 properly and/or a vbscript to refresh explorer icons?
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Re: DLL Call Shell32 w/ SHChangeNotify

Postby dec » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:31 am


Just for your information, the npRefreshDesktop action of my npUtil plugin try to doing this. In fact the action use both SHChangeNotify and send the "F5" key to the "Progman" window, trying to inform the system about the file association changes.
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Re: DLL Call Shell32 w/ SHChangeNotify

Postby HPW » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:41 pm

hpwDllCall was not designed as a generic Dll-call plugin.
Only one sort of Dll with one parameter and one calling convention.
So here it seems not to be the right tool for the job.
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