how do i access XP/Vista folder prooperties so that i can change them. i want to do something like a catalog software to change icons so that they represent importance.

can i also change the folder label like "My Documents" to like Red color

Re: Visual Basic Language Accessing Folder Properties

Riquel Dong šC MSFT

Hi Ljm89,

Based on your post, you need to modify the icon of the folder. Here is one article which introduces a simple class that can be used for assigning an icon to a folder that displays in Windows Explorer. It is the C# example. Please visit here: http://www.codeproject.com/cs/files/foldericonsincsharp.asp . There are basically two steps involved in assigning an icon to a folder:

  • Create a desktop.ini file inside the folder for which to create the icon (the "Target Folder").
  • Set the Target Folder's attribute to "System".

Hope this helps.

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