shell32 Topic

Windows Shell APIs

Functions provided by the Windows desktop shell, including file associations, known paths, installed programs and the taskbar.


CommandLineToArgvW(Pointer<Utf16> lpCmdLine, Pointer<Int32> pNumArgs) Pointer<Pointer<Utf16>> shell32
Retrieves the command-line string for the current process. [...]
FindExecutable(Pointer<Utf16> lpFile, Pointer<Utf16> lpDirectory, Pointer<Utf16> lpResult) int shell32
Retrieves the name of and handle to the executable (.exe) file associated with a specific document file. [...]
SHCreateItemFromParsingName(Pointer<Utf16> pszPath, Pointer<NativeType> pbc, Pointer<GUID> riid, Pointer<Pointer<NativeType>> ppv) int shell32
Creates and initializes a Shell item object from a parsing name. [...]
Shell_NotifyIcon(int dwMessage, Pointer<NOTIFYICONDATA> lpData) int shell32
Sends a message to the taskbar's status area. [...]
ShellAbout(int hWnd, Pointer<Utf16> szApp, Pointer<Utf16> szOtherStuff, int hIcon) int shell32
Displays a ShellAbout dialog box. [...]
ShellExecute(int hwnd, Pointer<Utf16> lpOperation, Pointer<Utf16> lpFile, Pointer<Utf16> lpParameters, Pointer<Utf16> lpDirectory, int nShowCmd) int shell32
Performs an operation on a specified file. [...]
ShellExecuteEx(Pointer<SHELLEXECUTEINFO> pExecInfo) int shell32
Performs an operation on a specified file. [...]
SHEmptyRecycleBin(int hwnd, Pointer<Utf16> pszRootPath, int dwFlags) int shell32
Empties the Recycle Bin on the specified drive. [...]
SHGetDesktopFolder(Pointer<Pointer<NativeType>> ppshf) int shell32
Retrieves the IShellFolder interface for the desktop folder, which is the root of the Shell's namespace. [...]
SHGetDiskFreeSpaceEx(Pointer<Utf16> pszDirectoryName, Pointer<Uint64> pulFreeBytesAvailableToCaller, Pointer<Uint64> pulTotalNumberOfBytes, Pointer<Uint64> pulTotalNumberOfFreeBytes) int shell32
Retrieves disk space information for a disk volume. [...]
SHGetDriveMedia(Pointer<Utf16> pszDrive, Pointer<Uint32> pdwMediaContent) int shell32
Returns the type of media that is in the given drive. [...]
SHGetFolderPath(int hwnd, int csidl, int hToken, int dwFlags, Pointer<Utf16> pszPath) int shell32
Gets the path of a folder identified by a CSIDL value. [...]
SHGetKnownFolderPath(Pointer<GUID> rfid, int dwFlags, int hToken, Pointer<Pointer<Utf16>> ppszPath) int shell32
Retrieves the full path of a known folder identified by the folder's KNOWNFOLDERID. [...]
SHQueryRecycleBin(Pointer<Utf16> pszRootPath, Pointer<SHQUERYRBINFO> pSHQueryRBInfo) int shell32
Retrieves the size of the Recycle Bin and the number of items in it, for a specified drive. [...]